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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Sleep Lab
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 675483
Date Posted: 5/19/2022
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

The Polysomnographic (PSG)/Sleep Technologist II has passed examination by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and proven competence to obtain credentials in polysomnography/sleep technology (RPSGT). The PSG/Sleep Technologist II provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis according to facility policy and procedures. The PSG/Sleep Technologist II provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders involving all aspects of polysomnography testing, including diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care, and patient education. The PSG/Sleep Technologist II works independently performing their principle duties and responsibilities and can provide supervision of the PSG/Sleep Technologist I. Strong well developed 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 II performs procedures appropriate to the competence and credentials of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (R PSG T).
    • 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 as an R PSG T.
  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.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 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
Do you meet this requirement?
1. One year experience in the performance of PSG studies in a patient care environment Required
2. Pediatric polysomnography experience Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Credential in polysomnography (RPSGT). Required
Do you meet this requirement?
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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