Polysomnographer - Sleep Lab
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Under the direction of the Cardiopulmonary Director and Lead Polysomnographer, performs and evaluates Nocturnal Polysomnograms, Multiple Sleep Latency Testing and other related procedures as directed by the patient's physician on patients aged preschool to geriatric According to AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) guidelines and standards. Functions independently to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology. Administers oxygen and nasal continuous positive airway pressure and ventilatory assist devices in accordance with established protocols; applies recording devices to the patient and performs cleaning/disinfecting/sterilization of equipment. Must have the ability to recognize sleep pathology when it occurs in the laboratory and respond with appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety. Assists in the implementation of clinical programs. Actively participates in regulatory compliance and quality improvement projects. Provides education for patients, family members, and the public as assigned.Scores Sleep studies, as needed, according to guidelines set by the Medical Director. Must be proficient in basic computer skills. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct.
-Carries out patient care according to hospital policies and procedures, functioning within the limitations of job scope/governing body.
-Participates in the development of and adherence to written care standards for the department.
-Plans and coordinates work flow to ensure a completion of assigned duties in a timely manner.
-Demonstrates knowledge of common sleep disorders and treatment options.
-Is knowledgeable of all Sleep Laboratory equipment, its functions and calibration; competently utilizes equipment.
-Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the assessment, treatment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
-Reviews patient medical history, allergies, current medications, patient history and questionnaire.
-Explains procedures to patient before, during and after sleep study.
-Obtains baseline vital signs prior to sleep study.
-Performs analysis of polysomnographic recordings, which includes scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
-Communicates information regarding patients to supervisor, physicians, Medical Director and other health professions. Reports significant changes in patient condition/response to treatment to Medical Director or ordering physician or Nursing House Supervisor promptly.
-Represents the Hospital and Sleep Laboratory in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Required Education & Experience:
-Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists preferred or eligible CRT / RRT credential in Respiratory Care with sleep experience.
-High School Diploma or equivalent required.
-Completion of formal Sleep Training Program preferred or recent experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Polysomnography experience required.
-BLS certification required.
-Minimum one year of recent experience preferred.
-Current National BRPT license to practice as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or Colorado License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
-Must have the ability to read, write and understand the English language.
-Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing required.
-Basic computer skills and knowledge of all Sleep Disorders Laboratory equipment required.
Notice: All licensure and certification must be obtained according to the current Licensure / Certification Policy and Procedure.
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Night
Ref Code: 2019256
1501 E. Third Street
Delta, CO 81416