JOB DESCRIPTION: Operates polysomnographic recording equipment used to record and evaluate sleep/wake pathology. Scores polysomnographic recordings in preparation for physician interpretation. Performs other related duties as required. Equipment and Supplies: Operates and calibrates polysomnographic equipment. Patient Care and Advocacy: Reviews patient medical charts, confirms physician orders, and requested protocol to be performed. Interviews patients to assess current sleep patterns, medication allergies/conditions, current medications, and any alcohol or caffeine intake the day of the test. Performs related patient processing and documentation procedures as necessary. Applies and removes elctrodes and other equipment used in conjunction with polysomnography including EKG, EMG, EOG, airflow, and oximtery in clinic patients. Applies and titrate CPAP/BiPAP based on physicians's orders and established protocols. Educates patients on use of CPAP/BiPAP. Monitors sleep recording, patient position in bed, as well as recognition of sleep pathology. Recognizes and records clinical and physiological events. Accurately scores polysomnographic records in preparation for physician interpretation. Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Safety, Security and Health: Cleans and disinfects equipment placed directly on patients. Staff Resource: Participates in orientation and training of new staff for the sleep laboratory.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. One year related experience. Must be a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.