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Position Details

Department: Sleep Lab
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
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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