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Position Details

Department: Sleep Lab
Category: Any
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 424107
Date Posted: 11/21/2018
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Polysomnographic (PSG)/Sleep Technologist I is an entry to mid-level position in the Sleep Lab department. The PSG/Sleep Technologist I is able to perform polysomnography testing, scoring, CPAP/BiPAP titration, and oxygen titration independently. The PSG/Sleep Technologist I will perform the polysomnogram, including test set up, electrode application, maintaining patient safety during clinically significant events, and other related duties. Communication skills are essential for this position.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. The Polysomnographic/Sleep Technologist I demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies to perform a variety of sleep procedures independently:
    • Gathers and analyzes patient information by reviewing the patient history, physical information, medications, and verifies the medical order and protocol to be followed for the procedure.
    • Demonstrates the ability to adequately prepare and calibrate the equipment needed for testing
    • Explains the testing procedure, and orients the patient to the sleep center;accurately applies electrodes and sensors according to facility policy and procedures for the test being performed
    • Follow procedural protocols for Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration; Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fittings
    • 5 Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and any additional significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
    • 6 Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free, and makes adjustments as necessary; documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and any additional significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
    • Implements appropriate interventions; including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration.
    • Recognizes clinically significant events and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results.
  2. Maintains continuing education and competencies; acquires new competencies relative to industry standards in Sleep Medicine and sleep studies working towards certification in Polysomnography.
  3. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. High School Education or equivalent Required
2. Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Program with an add-on track in PSG, a CAAHEP accredited Polysomnographic Technologist Program, or a Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care Polysomnographic Certificate Program or an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited college or university is desired. Preferred
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Experience
1. Six months experience independently performing PSG/sleep studies in a patient care environment Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Board-eligible or credentialing in Polysomnography Preferred
2. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association. Required
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Special Skills
1. Well-developed PC and Microsoft Windows Knowledge Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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