Fairview Health Services is looking for a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist to work out of our Sleep Center in Princeton, MN. This position is approved for 60 hours every two weeks and is benefit eligable. In this role you will be working 12 hour shifts from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am, likely working Monday and Tuesday and everyother Sunday.
The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist performs comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders under the general supervision of the medical director (MD, PhD, DO), or designee. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education.
Gather and analyze patient information and history.
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 center protocols.
Complete and verify documentation
Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedure to the patient
Testing Preparation Procedures
Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary.
Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), 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 collection process (ie: repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the 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 the adult and geriatric patients.
Oversees difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize abnormal wave patterns.
Responds to study participants procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information
Ensure equipment safety, cleaning and sterilizationPolysomnographic Record Scoring
Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center specific protocols
Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical data.
Associate degree health sciences field or actively enrolled in Polysomnography training program, with completion date within 12 months of hire date
RPSGT or must successfully complete board registry within 12 months of hire
One year of direct patient care experience in a Sleep Center (internship time applicable)
Bachelors degree in health sciences field, with emphasis on Polysomnography.
RPSGT + CRT or RRT or REEGT
Two or more years of direct patient care experience in a Sleep Center
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