Performs sleep studies.
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.
Complete and verify documentation.
Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.
Provides disease specific education for patients and staff.
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.
Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
Polysomnographic Procedures Follow procedural protocols for twelve-channel polysomnograpgy (measurement of EEG, EMG, ECG, impedence plethysmography, airflow monitoring, pulse oximetry and capnography).
Follow procedural protocols for Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration to ensure collection of appropriate data.
Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values.
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 "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process.
Assures accuracy and completion of databases.
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 and American Academy of Sleep Medicine Guidelines (AASM).
Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Other duties as assigned
Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years experience in sleep disorders, respiratory therapy or neurophysiology lab. Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPsgT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT-SDS) certification by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
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Requisition ID: 127916
Employment Status: Per Diem
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Work Week: Nights
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: No
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 28,652
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 28,652
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 28,652
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