Polysom Tech - Sleep Disorder Center - Full Time

CHI St. Vincent - Little Rock, AR3.4

30+ days agoFull-time
JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, the Registered Polysomnographic technician will perform routine and specialized Polysomnographic studies for a variety of sleep disorders independently.

1. Performs and Interprets PSG Tests/Monitoring
Correctly measures and applies electrodes using 10/20 international system.
Provide continuous monitoring recognizing normal and abnormal sleep activity as well as clinical correlation of abnormal sleep patterns with various disease states.
Performs polysomnography according to standards of the Sleep Disorders Center and the American Sleep Disorders Association.
Identifies and assists in life threatening or potentially life threatening situations.
Demonstrates knowledge of neuroanatomy, physiology, electrical safety, and medical/pharmacological conditions that can affect the polysomnogram.
Administers oxygen and nasal CPAP per protocol.
Performs specialized testing as required.
Ensures basic infection control standards and safety standards are followed.

2. Operates and Maintains PSG Equipment and Supplies
Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts monitoring equipment to comply with standards
Applies trouble-shooting methods, contacts manufacturer support as needed.
Is familiar with specialized equipment needs and routine maintenance.
Cleans electrodes and monitoring equipment properly.
Integrates new technologies.

3. Documents PSG Studies/ Monitoring
Prepares recordings for physician
Notes and records patient activity during sleep.
Notes and records changes in sleep pattern, breathing pattern, observed sleep events and arousals.
Records telephone orders.

4. Communication
Contacts patient for preadmission instructions.
Explains monitoring procedure and equipment.
Contacts sleep specialist in appropriate situations. Participates in decision making process with physician.
Interacts with physician establishing common goals for patient/PSG study/monitoring.

5. Leadership/Education
Identifies and participates in educational opportunities for self.
Assumes responsibility of Senior Technician/Supervisor as required.
Coordinates tasks and schedule to maximize staff utilization
Maximizes use of resources.
Assists in establishing and maintaining procedures and protocols.
Assumes responsibility for the educational needs of the trainees.
Actively participates in conferences and technical meetings.

Successful completion of Polysomnographic exam administered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.

Prior experience of at least two years and demonstrated preceptor ability

Physical Requirements: Tasks require hand/eye coordination, computer skills, and ability to see, hear, smell, and speak. Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. There is potential for exposure to respiratory hazards, blood borne pathogens, chemical hazards and body fluids.

Skills: Ability to interpret PSG activity and identify normal and abnormal events. Ability to score PSG studies independently. Ability to work independently without supervision. Ability to communicate effectively with nursing staff and physicians. Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support-course C.
Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2018-R0180388
Schedule: Full-time