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Polysom Technologist - Sleep Lab

Company: CHI St. Joseph Health
Location: Bryan
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: TX > BRYAN > SJH REHAB HOSPITAL
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 ESSENTIALGather and Analyze Patient InformationCollect, analyze and integrate patient information in orderto identify and meet?the patient-specific needs (Physical/mentallimitations, current?emotional/physiological status regarding the testingprocedure, pertinent?medical/social history), and to determine finaltesting parameters/procedures?in conjunction with the ordering physicianor clinical director and laboratory?protocols.score: N/AComplete and verify documentation.score: N/AExplain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.score: N/ATesting Preparation ProceduresPrepare and calibrate equipment required for testing todetermine proper?functioning and make adjustments if necessary.score: N/AApply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.score: N/APerform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signalsand?make adjustments if necessary.score: N/APerform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.score: N/APolysomnographic ProceduresFollow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep LatencyTest (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP,oxygen?titration etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.score: N/AFollow ?lights out? procedures to establish and document baselinevalues?(such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory andheart rates,?etc.)score: N/APerform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoringstudy-tracing?quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and makeadjustments, if necessary.score: N/ADocument routine observations including sleep stages and clinicalevents,?changes in procedure, and significant events in order tofacilitate scoring and?interpretation of polysomnographic results.score: N/AImplement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary forpatient?safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous andbi-level positive?airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc).score: N/AFollow ?lights on? procedures to verify integrity of collected dataand?complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological andinstrument?calibrations and instructs the patient on completingquestionnaires, etc.)score: N/ADemonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provideage?specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education ofneonatal,?pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.score: N/AOversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures andtherapeutic?interventions.score: N/APolysomnographic Record ScoringScore sleep/wake stages by applying professionally acceptedguidelines.score: N/AScore clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events,limb?movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols.score: N/AGenerate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.score: N/AService Management and Professional IssuesComply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines andstandards regarding?safety and infection control issues.score: N/APerform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.score: N/AEvaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.score: N/AMaintain current CPR or BCLS certification.score: N/ADemonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.score: N/ADemonstrate appropriate social skills.score: N/ARespond to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by providing?appropriateinformation.score: N/ADemonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.score: N/AComply with the ABSM Standards of Conduct.score: N/AOTHERPerforms other duties as assigned tomeet the organization`s needs. Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0217904
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Market: CHI St. Joseph Health

Keywords: CHI St. Joseph Health, Bryan , Polysom Technologist - Sleep Lab, Other , Bryan, Texas

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