Polysomnographic Technician

University Of Utah Medical Group Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 5 months ago

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The incumbent performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis and associated interventions under the general oversight of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or the clinical director (MD, PhD, DO). A Polysomnographic Technician can provide supervision of a Polysomnographic Trainee.

Responsibilities

  • Reviews history, physical information, medications and procedure requests.

  • Explains procedures and orients the patient to the sleep center.

  • Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fittings.

  • Follows procedural protocols to ensure collection of appropriate data.

  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality.

  • Documents routine observations in order to facilitate scoring and interpretations of polysomnographic results.

  • Assists with appropriate interventions including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic modalities.

  • Assists with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.

  • Assists with scoring clinical events with center specific protocols.

  • Assists with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

  • Demonstrated ability to process visual data and intervene when necessary to maintain technical quality of testing data, as well as follow procedural protocols such as Parasomnia studies and the administration of positive airway pressure and oxygen titrations, to ensure collection of appropriate data.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications Qualifications Required

  • Successful completion of a Polysomnography program associated with a state licensed or a nationally accredited educational facility or a minimum of six months experience as a Polysomnographic Trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department. Qualifications (Preferred) Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

Physical RequirementsCarrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking


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Polysomnographic Technician

University Of Utah Medical Group