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Sleep Technologist

Category:

Sleep Lab

Department:

Sleep Lab

Schedule:

Full-time

Description:

The Sleep Technologist performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions of the clinical director (MD, PHD, DO) or designee.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED. Successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one year duration, associated with a state licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility.
  • Must maintain a current CPR or BLS certification.
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. Participate in equipment care and maintenance. Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills. Demonstrate appropriate social skills. Demonstrate ability to follow direction.

Primary job responsibilities

Gather and Analyze Patient Information

  • Verify the medical order and protocol. Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and study protocol.
  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the Sleep Lab.

Polysomnographic Procedures

  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper function 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.
  • Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.

Testing Preparation Procedures

  • Follow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titation, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.
  • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monotoring 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 prodedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomngraphic results.
  • Implement appropriate interventions including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway presure, oxygen 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.)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Polysomnographic Record Scoring

  • Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Assist with scoring clinical events such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc. with center specific protocols.
  • Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Standard for portrayal of mission and values:

  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 values of achievement, creativity and innovation, teamwork, quality, and integrity.
  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to provide our highest level of compassionate, diligent and professional medical care.
  • Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
  • Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors and others with respect, dignity and fairness.
  • Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
  • Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
  • Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
  • Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
  • Willingly participates as a member of work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
  • When answering the telephone, is courteous to caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.

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