Online Specialty Exam For Pediatric Sleep – Call For Volunteers

Volunteers are at the heart of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists’ work. Because of the contributions of volunteers’ time, talent and expertise, BRPT is able to develop and administer the CPSGT, RPSGT and CCSH programs according to best industry practices, which ensures stringent professional standards of clinical sleep health professionals.

Based on previous surveys and feedback we’ve received from our credential holders, we agree there is an important need for a specialty exam for pediatric sleep.

BRPT is seeking assistance from active RPSGTs, who are currently working in a pediatric sleep facility, to help us with two phases of this project: First, to assist in the development of a Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey and second, to help develop exam questions based on the JTA survey findings.

A JTA Survey will examine the current state of pediatric sleep – the responsibilities of an RPSGT working with sleep pediatric patients and the knowledge and skills required to fulfill those responsibilities. Conducting a JTA is an important and standard method used to gather current job information and to stay abreast of new developments and movement in the field.

Based on the findings of the JTA, volunteers will assist in the development of exam questions. In doing so, volunteers will play an important role in this process, sharing their pediatric sleep knowledge and expertise by working with the BRPT Pediatric Sleep Committee to ensure exam content quality.

In addition, it’s a unique chance to gain a broader understanding of the exam development process and an excellent opportunity to make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside BRPT Board members and other colleagues in the field.

Expectations:
• Volunteers must be active RSPGT credential holders currently working in a pediatric sleep facility with approximately 75 percent of time spent working with pediatric sleep patients.
• Volunteers are expected to respond in a timely manner to requests from the BRPT Pediatric Exam Committee Chair and to review, edit and help develop survey and exam questions.
• Volunteers are expected to participate in conference calls when necessary.

A successful candidate who passes this online specialty exam for pediatric sleep will earn a certificate in pediatric sleep.

If you are interested in this important opportunity to influence and support this new online specialty exam, please send an email, including your resume/CV, to the following:

Michael McLeland, Ph.D., RPSGT
BRPT Pediatric Exam Committee Chair
EMAIL: [email protected]

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