Registered Polysomnographic Technician Per Diem Nights

Description:

Registered Sleep Tech

Per Diem, Nights

Every Friday night plus flexibility to pick up other night shifts


GENERAL SUMMARY: A Polysomnographic Technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under general supervision of a Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and/or the clinical director (MD, PhD, DO) or designee. A Polysomnographic Technician can provide supervision of a Polysomnographic Trainee.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Domains of Practice:

  • Gather and Analyze Patient Information
  • Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and study protocol.
  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center.
  • 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 routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.

Polysomnographic Procedures:

  • Follow procedural protocols (such as multiple sleep latency test [MSLT], maintenance of wakefulness test [MWT], parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration) 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 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 other 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 (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs patient on completing questionnaires, etc.).
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of 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) with center specific protocols.
  • Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:


1. Service Management and Professional Issues:

Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.

Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation. 

Maintain an average of 10 hours per year of AMA PRA Category 1 CME sleep-related educational activities over a 3-year period.

Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.

Demonstrate appropriate social skills.

Demonstrate ability to follow direction.

Respond to study participants procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.


2. Teamwork/Communication:

Works with peers, lab manager, nursing supervisor, medical director and physicians to maintain smooth operation of the lab.

Communicates problems to supervisor. Engages patients for successful Patient Satisfaction program. Works with peers to adjust schedule to accommodate the patients.


3. Pre-Requisites/Certifications/Credentials:

RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) credentialed by the BRPT(Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) with a minimum of 1 year of experience as a sleep technologist.

Current CPR or BCLS certification.


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Category: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians

Primary Location: Natick, MA

Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Leonard Morse Hospital

Shift Type: 12 Hour Night