Respiratory Polysomnography Technologist - Sleep Lab - $2,800 Sign On Bonus, PT; 24 hrs/wk 12 hr shifts varied includes weekends
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
June 22, 2018
Children's Sleep Lab just keeps growing. In 2018, we'll offer six beds and sleep studies every day of the week. So we're hiring polysomnography technicians and respiratory therapistsâ”professionals who are equipped to provide evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, as well as respiratory care.
We offer paid training for respiratory therapists who are interested in a career in sleep studies, and we provide paid CEUs. Check out our benefits package! It includes a competitive wageâ”and generous night and weekend differential pay. Plus, you'll make a difference in kids' lives by helping them get a good night's sleep. Now that's job satisfactionâ¦
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Gather and Analyze Patient Information
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 protocols.
Implements/prepares patient/caregiver education per plan of care.
Communicates education needs to patient/caregiver/staff at an understandable level and in a timely manner.
Documentation is complete, accurate and done in a timely manner. Follow up is completed to ensure results are obtained and relayed to parents/patients as appropriate.
Accurate information is obtained upfront to ensure proper care and billing of patient for services performed.
Treatments or procedures performed are documented in patient's medical record with accuracy and timeliness.
Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient and/or parent.
Testing Preparation Procedures
Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
Ability to perform sleep studies on two patients on any given night according to accepted published standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate times to communicate with physician for direction on patient care issues.
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 data.
Follow âœlights outâ procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc).
Follow âœlights onâ 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.).
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients.
Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols.
Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Completes monthly Inter-Scorer Reliability records through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Service Management and Professional Issues
Knowledge of and practices risk management and safety precautions
Charges are entered accurately and within identified time line.
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
Respond to study/participant's procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.
Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section
Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work independently and demonstrates good problem-solving skills during the sleep study
Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills
Demonstrate appropriate social skills
Comply with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Standards of Conduct
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Candidates must have a current and valid American Board Registration Electroencephalographic Technologist Society (ABRETT) or successful completion of a sleep technology program or equivalent experience and documented proficiency for all competencies required of a sleep technician
Pediatric experience preferred
Certification as a Polysomnography Technologist preferred
Maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification require.
Maintain current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required within 6 months of hire
Must be registered in Sleep Technology by The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BPRT) or an equivalent examination accepted by The Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) required within 24 months of hire