Polysom Technologist - Regional Health Center
Company: CHI St. Joseph Health
Posted on: January 16, 2020
Position Type: PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: TX > BRYAN > ST JOSEPH HEALTH CTR
A Polysomnographic Technologist
works under the general supervision of the clinical--director
D.O., or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation
and--treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve
diagnostic and--therapeutic services or patient care and education.
Polysomnographic Technologist can--perform the duties defined for
Polysomnographic Technician and may provide--supervision and
for other staff.
completion of an accredited educational program leading to an
associate--degree with an emphasis in polysomnography. Or
completion of a polysomnography program associated with a state
and/or a nationally accredited educational--facility.
Required: Equivalent experience
and documented proficiency at all competencies--required of a
Required: Certification by the
Board of Regisered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) as a
Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) or American Board of
Medicine (ABSM) as a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST).
Gather and Analyze Patient Information
Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order
to identify and meet--the patient-specific needs
limitations, current--emotional/physiological status regarding the
procedure, pertinent--medical/social history), and to determine
testing parameters/procedures--in conjunction with the ordering
or clinical director and laboratory--protocols.
Complete and verify documentation.
Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the
Testing Preparation Procedures
Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to
determine proper--functioning and make adjustments if
Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published
Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper
and--make adjustments if necessary.
Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
Follow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency
Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia
oxygen--titration etc. to ensure collection of appropriate
Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document
values--(such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation,
Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring
study-tracing--quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and
adjustments, if necessary.
Document routine observations including sleep stages and
events,--changes in procedure, and significant events in order
facilitate scoring and--interpretation of polysomnographic
Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary
patient--safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous
bi-level positive--airway pressure, oxygen administration,
Follow "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected
and--complete the data collection process (repeats the
instrument--calibrations and instructs the patient on
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and
age--specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education
neonatal,--pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric
Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted
Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac
limb--movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific
Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical
Service Management and Professional Issues
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and
standards regarding--safety and infection control issues.
Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.
Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.
Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
Respond to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by
Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply
Comply with the ABSM Standards of Conduct.
Performs other duties as assigned to
meet the organization`s needs.
- Requisition ID: 2019-R0258168
- Schedule: Part-time
- Market: CHI St. Joseph Health
Keywords: CHI St. Joseph Health, Bryan , Polysom Technologist - Regional Health Center, Healthcare , Bryan, Texas
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