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Polysom Technologist - Regional Health Center

Company: CHI St. Joseph Health
Location: Bryan
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:


Position Type: PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: TX > BRYAN > ST JOSEPH HEALTH CTR













JOB SUMMARY




A Polysomnographic Technologist
works under the general supervision of the clinical--director (M.D.,
D.O., or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation
and--treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography,
diagnostic and--therapeutic services or patient care and education. A
Polysomnographic Technologist can--perform the duties defined for a
Polysomnographic Technician and may provide--supervision and education
for other staff.





--QUALIFICATIONS




Education



Required: Successful
completion of an accredited educational program leading to an
associate--degree with an emphasis in polysomnography. Or successful
completion of a polysomnography program associated with a state licensed
and/or a nationally accredited educational--facility.

Preferred: N/A




Major



Required: N/A

Preferred: N/A




Experience



Required: Equivalent experience
and documented proficiency at all competencies--required of a
Polysomnographic Technician.

Preferred: N/A




Skills



Preferred: N/A

Required: N/A




Licensure/Certifications



Required: Certification by the
Board of Regisered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) as a Registered
Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) or American Board of Sleep
Medicine (ABSM) as a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST).

Preferred: N/A








--ACCOUNTABILITIES




ESSENTIAL








Gather and Analyze Patient Information


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), and to determine final
testing parameters/procedures--in conjunction with the ordering physician
or clinical director and laboratory--protocols.
score: N/A















Complete and verify documentation.
score: N/A















Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.
score: N/A

















Testing Preparation Procedures


Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to
determine proper--functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
score: N/A















Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
score: N/A















Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals
and--make adjustments if necessary.
score: N/A















Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
score: N/A

















Polysomnographic Procedures


Follow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency
Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP,
oxygen--titration etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
score: N/A















Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline
values--(such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and
heart rates,--etc.)
score: N/A















Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring
study-tracing--quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make
adjustments, if necessary.
score: N/A















Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical
events,--changes in procedure, and significant events in order to
facilitate scoring and--interpretation of polysomnographic results.
score: N/A















Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for
patient--safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and
bi-level positive--airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc).
score: N/A















Follow "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data
and--complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and
instrument--calibrations and instructs the patient on completing
questionnaires, etc.)
score: N/A















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.
score: N/A















Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and
therapeutic--interventions.
score: N/A

















Polysomnographic Record Scoring


Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted
guidelines.
score: N/A















Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events,
limb--movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols.
score: N/A















Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
score: N/A

















Service Management and Professional Issues


Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and
standards regarding--safety and infection control issues.
score: N/A















Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
score: N/A















Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
score: N/A















Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.
score: N/A















Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.
score: N/A















Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
score: N/A















Respond to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by
providing--appropriate information.
score: N/A















Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
score: N/A















Comply with the ABSM Standards of Conduct.
score: N/A


















OTHER
Performs other duties as assigned to
meet the organization`s needs.













































































































































Additional Information


































































  • 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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