Company: CHI St Joseph Health
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
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
- Gather and Analyze Patient Information
a. 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
b. Complete and verify documentation.
c. Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the
- Testing Preparation Procedures
a. Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to
determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
b. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published
c. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper
signals and make adjustments if necessary.
c. Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
- 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
b. Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document
baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation,
respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
c. Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring
study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make
adjustments, if necessary.
d. Document routine observations including sleep stages and
clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events in
order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic
e. Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary
for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous
and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration,
f. 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.)
g. 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
h. Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and
- Polysomnographic Record Scoring
a. Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted
b. Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac
events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific
c. Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical
- Service Management and Professional Issues
a. Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and
standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
b. Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
c. Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
d. Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.
e. Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication
f. Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
g. Respond to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by
providing appropriate information.
h. Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply
i. Comply with the ABSM Standards of Conduct.
6. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organizations
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.
Required: Equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all
competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technician.
Required: Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic
Technologist (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
or American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) as a Registered Sleep
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Associated topics: blood collection, medical, medical technologist,
mlt, pathology, sample collection, technician, technician ii,
technician iv, technician laboratory
Keywords: CHI St Joseph Health, Bryan , Polysom Technologist, Other , Bryan, Texas
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