Full time 3rd shift sleep technologist in Greenville,OH area. 3 12 hr shifts 7p-7a. Vast majority weekdays.
1. Review Patient request form orders and protocols for study.
2. Review pertinent information in patient chart.
3. Communicate with ordering physician to clarify unclear orders and update physician (per protocol) of patient status in a clear, concise manner.
4. Administer appropriate questionnaires to patients, give tour, brief explanation of procedures for evening.
5. Calibrate sleep systems, and ancillary equipment (CPAP, oximeters, etc.), as well as troubleshooting any problem areas during calibrations.
6. Select and change montages on sleep systems as appropriate
7. Interview patient to assess current medications, recent caffeine or alcohol ingestion, current sleep pattern, need for treatment intervention during testing, or need to discontinue medication for testing purposes.
8. Measure and apply EEG electrodes according to the international 10-20 system.
9. Score polysomnograms according to criteria laid out by The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology, and Technical Specifications.
10. Place and securely attach electrodes for EOG, EMG, and EKG.
11. Place and securely attach recording devices to measure airflow, respiratory effort, snores, and oximetry.
12. Perform physiological calibrations and make appropriate equipment adjustments.
13. Educate and acclimate the patient to CPAP/BiLevel pressure and apparatus. Correctly fit the patient with a mask.
Tasks during NPSG: 1. Monitor the PSG and document significant clinical and physiological
2. Recognize equipment malfunctions and troubleshoot as necessary.
3. Recognize physiological vs. mechanical artifact and troubleshoot each with as little disruption to the rest as possible.
4. Document all activities in correct manner according to protocol including: Medication administration and reason for order, NCPAP/O2 titration changes and why, half hour annotations for SaO2-Sleep Stages-Snore Level-Breathing impairment-EKG Stability/Dysrhythmias interaction with patient, patient position/activity observations, intervention, troubleshooting changes, and physician notification.
Tasks following NPSG
1. Remove electrodes and clean/calibrate all ancillary equipment according to protocols.
2. Interview patient about NPSG results, administer appropriate questionnaires, arrange information for review, and review pertinent information with daytime staff as needed
3. Prepare studies properly for interpreting physician
Patient and Equipment Safety
1. Clean and disinfect equipment according to protocol.
2. Recognize emergency situations related to EKG, cataplexy, seizure, respiratory events, etc.
3. Respond to emergency events in the correct manner according to CPR training and protocol.
4. Comply with Universal Infection Control Procedures.
5. Ensure safety and welfare of all patients, including those pediatric and psychiatric patients with special needs.
6. Monitor medication flow.
1. Monitors patients' NPSG as well as progress, making necessary corrections according to protocol and procedure.
2. Instruct, aid, appease, comfort, and monitor patients as needed.
3 Inform Regional Manager and/or Interpreting Physician of pertinent events during previous NPSGs (records or events demanding immediate
attention) monitors and updates Records Management.
3. Perform all necessary tasks to keep laboratory compliant with AASM standards
4. Maintain 10 CME hours per year.
5. Any other tasks required by management
RRT or RPSGT or a BA/BS in related field. For non-credentialed applicants, training provided in exchange for two year agreement to work for our company. Must forward resume with e-mail address and salary requirements for consideration.
Job Type: Full-time
- 12 hour shift
- Night shift
- Bachelor's (Preferred)
- RPSGT, RRT, RST (Preferred)
- One location