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Polysom Technologist -Sleep Center- FT .9 (Night/Weekend Package)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > WEST DES MOINES > MERCY WEST LAKES
GENERALSUMMARY:A Polysomnographic Technologistworks under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., PhD)or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleepdisorders. This may involvepolysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care andeducation. A PolysomnographicTechnologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technicianand may provide supervision of other staff.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:

  • Gather and analyze patientinformation. Verify documentation andphysician orders.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipmentrequired for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, ifnecessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensorsaccording to accepted published standards.
  • Performs diagnostic andtherapeutic (CPAP, BIPAP) polysomnography, MSLT and MWT.
  • Performs CPAP downloads for allclinic visits and when directed by physician.
  • Performs polysomnographic dataacquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals areartifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Performs routine PAP maskfitting.
  • Documents routine observations,including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and othersignificant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation ofpolysomnographic results.
  • Performs routine maintenance andupkeep of all computerized sleep systems.
  • Performs polysomnography recordscoring and report generation.
  • Oversees and performs difficultand unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Manages own patient schedulesand works with patients to troubleshoot issues and concerns.
  • Educates patient on equipment(i.e., actigraphy, home study and oximetry), tracks equipment and producesreport for physicians; cleans and prepare equipment for next use.
  • Meets with patients afterphysician appointment to review equipment order, troubleshoot and answer anypatient questions.
  • Trains and mentors staffPolysomnography Technicians and students.
  • Follows all procedure protocols.

    MINIMUMKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    • Successful completion of anaccredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasisin polysomnography OR successful completion of a polysomnography program of noless than one year duration associated with a state licensed and/or nationallyaccredited educational facility OR equivalent experience and documentedproficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technologist.
    • Certification by a nationallyrecognized certification board as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist(RPSGT). Licensed by the State of Iowaas a Polysomnographic Technologist.
    • Maintain the RPSGT credential and the State Licensure through educationalactivity as outlined by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist(BRPT) and State of Iowa.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for theHealthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.Acceptable credentialing bodies and certification include American Red CrossCPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic LifeSupport for Healthcare Providers.
    • Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served withinthree (3) months of hire.Additional Information
      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0245794
      • Schedule: Full-time
      • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, West Des Moines , Polysom Technologist -Sleep Center- FT .9 (Night/Weekend Package), Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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