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Polysom Technologist Lead -Clive Sleep Center- FT (Days)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > WEST DES MOINES > MERCY WEST LAKES
GENERAL SUMMARY : A Polysomnographic Technicianperforms comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associatedinterventions under the general supervision of a Registered PolysomnographicTechnologist (RPSGT) and/or clinical director(MD, PhD, DO) or designee.
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 polysomnographic dataacquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals areartifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Performs routine PAP maskfitting.
  • Documents routine observations, includingsleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significantevents in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographicresults.
  • Performs routine maintenance andupkeep of all computerized sleep systems.
  • Performs polysomnography recordscoring and report generation.
  • Follow all procedure protocols.
    MINIMUMKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
    • High school graduate or GED.
    • A minimum of six (6) months ofexperience as a Polysomnographic Trainee with documented proficiency in allrequired competencies OR successful completion of a polysomnography program, ofno less than one-year duration, associated with a state licensed and/ornationally accredited educational facility OR holds a CertifiedPolysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) credential or equivalent.
    • Credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a CertifiedRespiratory Therapist, preferred.
    • RPSGT Credential: Once thePolysomnographic Technician meets the Board of Registered PolysomnographicTechnologists (BRPT) guidelines for registry eligibility, they will have 6months to become a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.
    • 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 of completion of Mandatory Reporter abusetraining specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
      Additional Information
      • Requisition ID: 2019-R
      • Schedule: Full-time
      • Market: Mercy Medical Center

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