The Polysomnography Technician displays proficiency and performs at a level of excellence in all Sleep diagnostic and treatment procedures and other related procedures in accordance with the guidelines and protocols established by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, SLC VAMC Sleep Medicine Clinic and procedures of the Salt Lake City VAMC. Incumbent receives guidance and mentorship from Senior Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) for recurring assignments. Duties include, but are not limited to: Demonstrates knowledge and level of expertise of sleep disorders and sleep disorders treatments required to perform Sleep Diagnostic procedures Interrupts and evaluates patient performance during sleep procedures and evaluates response to therapy and recommends changes based on information obtained Demonstrates proficiency in all sleep procedures performed (hookups, education, calibration, acquisition, complete scoring and performance verification) Interrupts pre-test and post-test calibrations Demonstrates proficiency in extended electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring studies Demonstrates proficiency in interrupting multiple physiological data throughout the sleep study Correctly applies established protocols for consistent, accurate and reliable scored sleep study results Demonstrates proficiency in identifying and treating sleep related breathing disorders per protocol Demonstrates extensive knowledge in Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy and mask fitting. This includes all PAP devices (CPAP, BiPAP, AVAPS, BiPAP ST, Auto ServoVentilator) supplemental oxygen, actigraphy, and pulse oximetry equipment Proficient in scoring sleep studies, both in-lab and home polysomngraphic studies Recognize the need for medical intervention if patient safety is at risk Demonstrates proficiency and expertise in over scoring polysomnographic studies for quality assurance procedures Demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency in preparing polysomnographic technical summary reports for sleep physician review Demonstrates ability to archive all polysomnographic recordings to appropriate media Troubleshoots home polysomnographic recording equipment Removes electrodes and sensors at completion of study Demonstrates proficiency in documenting all data, including complete scoring, in CPRS Demonstrates proficiency in positive airway pressure desensitization methods Demonstrates proficiency in downloading polysomnographic data from and troubleshooting home polysomnographic devices Performs other related duties as directed Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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