Polysom Technician

Requisition ID
2020-140159
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Sleep Laboratory
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
6:30 PM to 6:30 AM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St. Anne Hospital
Location
WA-BURIEN

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.

 

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Responsibilities

Job Summary:
Performs diagnostic sleep procedures for patients as ordered by a physician, and in accordance with established protocols, standards and practices.

Essential Duties:
Ensures patients are set up for sleep studies by directly applying or overseeing the application of recording devices to the patient in accordance with department standards and procedures.
Records/monitors polysomnogram and/or electroencephalograms.
Responds with appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety.
Identifies normal and abnormal cardio-respiratory, neurological, and sleep physiology; recognizes and reports pathology that requires treatment.
Administers oxygen and nasal continuous positive airway pressure and employs ventilator assist devices in accordance with established protocols.
Performs special procedures such as multiple sleep latency testing and patient education, EEG recording to include wake and sleep, nasopharyngeal, bedside, isolation, and electro-cerebral inactivity evaluations.
Scores data and generates reports that accurately and concisely summarize the patient’s sleep / wake stages, respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movement, arousal analysis, and other clinical events; sends to the physician for interpretation.
Performs maintenance and minor repair of laboratory equipment and reports needs for major repairs.
Cleans/sanitizes equipment.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:
Successful completion of an American Board of Sleep Medicine (AMSM) accepted educational program leading to an Associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography, OR
Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and /or nationally accredited educational facility OR
equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities required.

License/Certification:
Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).
Current registration as an EEG Technician through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) preferred.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

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