Polysomnography Tech – Full Time

Hours:

Full Time:  Days and Evenings 12 hour shifts

Location:

Cardiopulmonary Services

Job Description:

Polysomnography Tech – FT

Summary: A sleep technologist works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and out of center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. A sleep technologist is able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and is able to provide oversight of other sleep center staff. The sleep technologist is credentialed in sleep technology.

Description:
1. Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history).
2. Determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
3. Review the patient’s history and verify the medical order.
4. Follow sleep center protocols related to the sleep study.
5. When patient arrives, verify identification, collect documents and obtain consent for the study.
6. Explain the procedure and orient the patient for either in center or out of center sleep testing.
7. Select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
8. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
9. Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desentization.
10. Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
11. Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.

Sleep Study Procedures:
1. Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
2. Perform appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.
3. Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
4. Perform data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct and document artifact.
5. Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
6. Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
7. Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeat the physiological and instrument calibrations and instruct the patient on completing questionnaires, checking for completeness, etc.).
8. Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
9. Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) utilizing AASM standards.
10. Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
11. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
12. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.
13. Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for out of center sleep testing.
14. Demonstrate adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures for portable monitoring devices.
15. Demonstrate adherence to AASM scoring parameters for OCST; identify artifact, inadequate signals and study failures and generate an accurate report.

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications:

1. Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology.
2. Successful completion of a sleep technology program associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency for all competencies required of a sleep technician.
3. Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds either the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential.
4. Maintain current CPR or BLS certification.
5. Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds either the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the open position at Coryell Health. We would very much like to speak with you about this position.
To download an application, please go to www.CoryellHealth.org; click on the Careers tab to view open jobs. Find the posting that you are interested in and click on download the application in PDF.
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Please send all your information to: humanresources@coryellhealth.org.

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We only keep applications for 12 months from the date that we receive them.

Again thank you for looking at us as a possible employer, and good luck with your job search,

 

Donna Crouch, HR Assistant
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