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Position Summary:The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist is responsible for performing comprehensive Polysomnographic testing, staging & scoring, and associated interventions under the general oversight of a Lead Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Supervisor, Manager, and the medical director (M.D., D.O). A Polysomnographic Technologist can provide oversight of a Polysomnographic Technologist Trainee. Work situations require good customer service, effective communication, appropriate knowledge of theory and practical application in the field of sleep disorders, making sound clinical judgments, actions, regarding unusual patient behavior, i.e. seizure activity, life threatening cardiac and respiratory abnormalities. Internal contacts are basically within the work group, but may include patient care staff and management throughout the four MultiCare Sleep Centers. This position has external contacts with physicians as well as extensive direct patient care and patient contact on a daily basis.
Minimum Requirements:- Strong operational and technical knowledge of all technical and computer equipment used, (i.e.; Polysomnographs, airflow devices, oximeters, etc.)- Knowledge of the normal signs of aging and ability to provide age appropriate care- Knowledge of cardiorespiratory function, sleep physiology, and neurology - Knowledge and understanding of physics, medical electronics, in-depth medical terminology, with emphasis on pulmonology, neurology, and sleep-related pharmacology- Knowledge and understanding of psychological processes related to sleep/wake disturbances- Skill in administration of oxygen, nasal CPAP, suction devices, and employment of ventilatory assist devices- Skill in effective interpersonal, oral, and written communications- Skill in consulting with doctors and other medical personnel- Ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy- Ability to recognize and prioritize atypical situations- Ability to work efficiently under pressure- Ability to work independently and take initiative- Ability to comply with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) Standards of Conduct
Education/Licenses/Certifications:- Certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or Respiratory Therapist (CRT, RRT) or Electro-neurodiagnostic Technologist (R. EEG T.)- Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) HealthCare Provider- Respiratory Therapy training or EEG Technology- CRT/RRT or R. EEG T. must have previous formal training and practicum in Polysomnography which included schooling and experience in PSG coursework, clinical rotations and/or on the job training in PSG.- One year experience in polysomnographic technology post registration is preferred- Certification in CSE, and/or CCSH preferred- Experience with HST and initiating patient education preferred
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
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