Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Polysomnographic Technologist

Job Locations US-WV-Beckley
Requisition ID
2024-31268
# of Openings
1
Category
Allied Health
Community
Beckley ARH Hospital
Posted Date
1 month ago(4/30/2024 12:01 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Sleep Lab
Shift
Night Shift

Overview

The Polysomnographer Technologist works under the general supervision of the Director of Respiratory or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.  This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic serves or patient care and education. 

Responsibilities

Prepare and calibrate equipment reqiured for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary. 

 

Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.

 

Perform approiate physiologic calibrations to enusre proper signals and make adjustments of necessary.

 

Perform positive airways pressure (PAP) mack fitting

Follow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, parasomnia studies to ensure collection of appropriate data. 

 

Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body positions, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratry, and hear rates, etc.)

 

Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring stucdy-tracing quality to enusre signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.

 

Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and signnificant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of results.

 

Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic interventions such as continuous and bi-level positive airways pressure, etc.

 

Follow "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process.

 

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of patients.

 

Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.

 

Score sleep/wake stages by applying professional accepted guidelines.

 

Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) according to center specific protocols.

 

Generate accurate reorts by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.

 

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Successful completion of an accredied eductional program leading to an associate degree with and emphasis on polysomnography.

Or

Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one yearduraton associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivlent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a polysomnographic Technician.

 

And

Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent. 

 

Grade - 23 Registered Polysomnography Technologist.  Must present copy of registration. 

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