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PRN - RPSGT - Sleep Technologist - Piedmont Walton

Piedmont Walton Hospital · PRN

About The Position

PRN Sleep Technologist - RPSGT Needed.

Seeking PRN RPSGT

MedBridge Healthcare is seeking an experienced RPSGT to work at our location in Monroe, GA. This position will provide sleep services on as needed basis from 8pm-6am. Competitive hourly rates available, depending on experience and patient ratio.   

MedBridge is a leading provider of sleep laboratory management services and sleep therapy. MedBridge partners with hospitals and physician practices to offer comprehensive fully-integrated services for patient identification, testing, diagnosis, treatment and long-term care management of patients with sleep disorders.   

Position Description and Responsibilities:  

 A Polysomnographic Technologist/Technician works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O.) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and out of center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. A sleep technologist* is able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician** and is able to provide oversight of other sleep center staff. The sleep technologist is credentialed in sleep technology.  

Gather and Analyze Patient Information  

Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols  

Complete and verify documentation  

Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient  

Testing Preparation Procedures  

Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.  

Verify patient video recording(s) is operating properly per laboratory standard protocol  

Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.  

Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and adjust as necessary.  

Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.  

Polysomnographic Procedures  

Follow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.  

Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)  

Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact- free and make adjustments, if necessary.  

Document observations every 20 minutes on recording and in technical comments to include: sleep stage, clinical events, position changes, pressure changes, SaO2 values, heart rate, and respiratory rate, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.  

Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).  

Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)  

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.  

Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.  

Polysomnographic Record Scoring  

Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.  

Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols.  

Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.  

Service Management and Professional Issues  

Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance  

Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory  

Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification  

Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills  

Demonstrate appropriate social skills  

Respond to study participant’s procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.  

Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.  

Comply with the ABSM Standards of Conduct  

Dress Code: Well-fitting scrubs or business casual with a lab coat  

Physical Demands of the Job:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

1.   The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

2.   The employee is required to use his/her hands to operate office equipment.

3.   The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Continuum of Patient Care During the shift: Continuity of patient care must be provided in a coordinated manner. If one technician must pass patient care to another technician, the receiving technician must acknowledge acceptance of that care and document the exchange in accordance with the MedBridge Continuum of Care policy.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER: MedBridge Healthcare LLC, and its subsidiaries, are dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN (AAP)  

The affirmative Action Plans for Minorities and Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available for inspection, by appointment, with Human Resources during regular business hours upon request.   

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION  

If you are an individual with the disability who may require an accommodation may contact Brenda Underwood, HR Director at 864-272-1843 or TTY: 711 (Relay).   

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