SLEEP LAB TECHNOLOGIST

  • Greenville, KY
  • Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital
  • Sleep Laboratory Outpatient
  • Part-time - Nights
  • Work Hours: 7p-7a
  • FTE: .6 (48 hrs/biweekly)
  • Req #: 16781
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Job Summary

Responsible for the completion of all functions of Sleep Lab testing in order to provide accurate test results and quality patient service.
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Performs clinical assessment, physiological monitoring and testing, diagnosis, management, and prevention of sleep related disorders with the use of various diagnostic and therapeutic tools providing care to patients.
  • Verifies the medical order and protocol. Reviews history, physical information, medications, procedure request and study protocol.
  • Explains the procedure and orients the patient to the sleep lab.
  • Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning.
  • Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
  • Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted standards.
  • Follows procedures to establish and document baseline values.
  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnography results.
  • Follows procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process.
  • Performs routine polysomnography data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free.
  • Identifies and reports signal abnormalities.
  • Scores sleep/wake stages and clinical events according to guidelines and protocols.
  • Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Implements appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of all adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Scores clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.)
  • Generates accurate reports by tabulation of sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Qualifications
  • High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire
  • No experience required
  • RST - Registered Polysomnography Technologist from American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABMS) required upon hire OR
  • RPSGT - Registered Polysomnography Technologist from Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologist (BRPT) required upon hire OR
  • RPSGT - Registered Polysomnography Technologist from National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) required upon hire AND
  • BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position
Skills and Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Physical Demands
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Sitting: Occasionally
  • Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely
  • Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely
  • Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely
  • Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally
  • Climbing: Occasionally
  • Bending/Stooping: Frequently
  • Kneeling: Occasionally
  • Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally
  • Reaching: Frequently
  • Talking: Frequently
  • Hearing: Frequently
  • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely
  • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently
  • Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently
  • Running: Rarely
  • Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently
  • Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently
Owensboro Health Core Commitments

INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers.

RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community.

TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future.

INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health.

SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do.

EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.

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