Job Summary# The Polysomnographic Technologist provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist may perform polysomnographic scoring, and performance of daytime studies as needed for coverage of the department. Job Requirements: High School Diploma/GED Some Medical Experience Job Responsibilities: Verify the medical order, protocol and documentation Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center. Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals. Perform routine Bi-level/CPAP mask fitting. Perform patient teaching utilizing video and verbal communication. Follow procedural protocols (e.g. PSG Test, O2 Titration, Split Night, Bi-level/CPAP Titrations, etc.). Follow #lights out# procedures to establish and document baseline values (e.g. body position, oxygen saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc). Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify and report signal abnormalities. Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results. Assist with appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as Bi-level/CPAP administration, etc.). Follow #lights on# procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.). Assist with documenting clinical events utilizing sleep lab protocols. Provides education to patients undergoing testing. Demonstrates the ability to analyze and troubleshoot situations and taking appropriate action to resolve issues. Documents in the sleep log accurately at the end of the shift. Admits patients in scheduling system. Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. Identifies equipment issues, takes equipment out of service, labeling the item with date and issue for lead tech to evaluate. Maintain current BLS certification. Maintain competency in cardiac rhythm recognition. Checks AED at the beginning of each shift, noting expiration dates on electrodes and leads. Scoring, sleep/wake stages and clinical events per sleep lab protocols. Scoring of clinical events (i.e. respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) utilizing center specific protocols. Completes technical comment form on each patient test. Generate scored report for physician interpretation. Utilize night shifts with less than four patients to score 2-3 tests per night. #Covenant Health Mission Statement We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities. # Core Values Compassion We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering. Integrity We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources. Collaboration We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities. Excellence We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation. # We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
Associated topics: ascp, hematopathology, lab, medical laboratory science, microbiology, pathology, services, technician, technician iv, technician lab
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