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Job Title:   REGISTERED SLEEP LAB TECHNICIA
22443
12 Hour Night 7pm-7am Shift
Full-Time
36
Professional - Patient/Resident Care Support

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Position Summary:
Works under the general supervision of the Sleep Center Supervisor, Director and Medical Director to provide evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.  This may involve polysomnographic, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. 
 
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 
  • Gathers and analyzes patient information
    • Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs for evaluation and testing.
      • Complete and verify documentation
      • Explain pre-testing, testing and post-testing procedure to the patient.
  • Prepares for and performs polysomnographic procedures
    • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing and make adjustments as necessary.
    • Apply electrodes and sensors according to protocol.
    • Perform appropriate physicologic calibrations
    • Perform positive airway pressure mask fitting.
    • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition and intervention(s) per procedural protocols.
  • Monitor study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact free and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Document routine observations in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Scores polysomnographic records
    • Scores sleep/wake stages and clinical events according to accepted center guidelines.
    • Generates accurate reports for physician interpretation.
  • Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies in a working order and ready for patient testing.
  • Maintains testing and technician facilities in a professional, clean, comfortable manner.
  • May perform other duties as requested or assigned. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:
 
Education and/or Experience
 

  • Successfully complete a program in polysomnographic technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) with a polysomnography add-on program upon date of hire.

 
 OR
 

  • Candidates must hold an approved Allied Health Credential AND
  • Complete a minimum of 6 months of paid direct patient care clinical experience in polysomnography recording and scoring upon date of hire.

OR
 

  • Candidates must include proof of completing secondary education GED or equivalent or college or university education.  
  • Candidates must complete a minimum of 18 months of paid direct patient care clinical experience in polysomnography recording and scoring.  .
  • Candidates must complete the AASM A-STEP Self-Study (online) Modulesor a  upon date of hire.

 
Behavioral Skills
 

  • A personal presence which is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during emotionally stressful situations.
  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.
  • Able to perform several simultaneous activities effectively and work independently.

 
            Technical Skills
 

  • Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.

 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
 

  • Must be Registered Polysomnography Technologist upon date of hire or eligible for RPSGT and obtain credential within 6 months of employment.
  • Current CPR or BCLS certification from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required within 30 days post date of hire.
  • Member of American Association of Sleep Technologist preferred.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

  • Occasionally prepares, inspects, places and positions sensors and electrodes on patients.
  • Occasionally required to move throughout the suite, and position self to reach items on the floor and above head.
  • Frequently communicates verbally, orally and in written form with patients and co-workers.
  • Frequently require to be in a stationary position
  • Frequently required to transport and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally transport and/or move to 50 pounds.
  • Constantly required to detect, perceive, identify, recognize, observe, inspect and assess up close, at a distance, of various colors and of multiple dimensions objects.
  • Constantly operates computer.

 
Working Conditions:
 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee   may be exposed to fumes and chemical vapor such as acetone, ether or glutaraldehyde.  There may also be skin contact with these substances.  The employee may also be exposed to infectious agents including blood-bourne pathogens. 

 
Position Scope/Patient Population:
 

  • This position has direct patient contact that may provide care to children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. 
Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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