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Polysomnographic Technologist - Sleep Center

Job ID: 2953
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Polysomnographic Technologist - Sleep Center for a Per Diem/Relief, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $27.78, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide oversight of other staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Collects, analyzes and integrates 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.

2. Respond to study participant’s procedural-related inquires by providing appropriate information to testing procedure.

3. 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.

4. Administers bedtime, morning, and quality assurance questionnaires to aid in patient evaluation.

5. Performs equipment set up, calibration, and patient hookup in a timely and efficient manner and according to department procedures.

6. Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.Recognize sleep/wake stages and events by applying professionally accepted guidelines. Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Associates degree in related health sciences preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Experience Polysomnographic Technologist – high level of sleep disorder work experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • RPSGT certification or CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) or
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy (NBRT) and must obtain RPSGT certification within 24 months of date of hire

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Experience in clinical interaction with patients, co-workers and medical staff which demonstrates the following skills:
  • Ability to maintain composure with multiple workloads and demands due to the patient’s condition and difficult testing environment.
  • Extremely vigilant and detailed orientated.
  • Ability work alone and independently but able to maintain department protocols.

REGION / LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

St. John Medical Center:

  • If a registered RT, must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy (NBRT) and must obtain RPSGT certification within 12 months of date of hire
  • Technician or Technologist is required to provide Sleep Equipment coverage for answering questions and troubleshooting (Cover DME call during normal work hours).

LONGVIEW PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants, extreme cold or heat, sharp instruments or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

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