Polysomnographic Tech

Overview

Northeast Medical Group

Per diem no benefits

Nights as needed

Position located in Fairfield, CT

 

Polysomnographic Tech

 

JOB SUMMARY

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

 

EEO/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

DESCRIPTION

The polysomnographic technologist, under the direction of the supervisor, prepares the patient, conducts overnight physiologic studies-polysomnograms (PSG), initiates and removes and cleans Home Testing equipment, collects vital signs and other pertinent information to ensure proper interpretation by the physician/polysomnographer in accordance with established policies and procedures as assigned. Maintains vigilance in a non-stimulating environment and knows when to consult the supervising physician regarding the patient status. Attention to detail is critical since the quality of data from the PSG is solely the responsibility of the technologist.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Has the ability to understand normal cardiorespiratory, neurologic, and sleep/wake physiology. Knowledge of the 10-20 EEG system for applying electrodes and sensors. Perform physiologic calculations to ensure proper signals. Familiar with standard procedural protocols including NPSG, CPAP, BiPAP, ASV, MSLT, MWT, and home sleep study.

Qualifications

EDUCATION 

High School Graduate or Equivalent and completed or enrolled in an AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) approved program.

 

EXPERIENCE 

A minimum of three (3) years in Health Care related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous education in allied health or life science is helpful in assimilating the normal and abnormal physiology, as well as in working with the sophisticated equipment used during the polysomnogram.

 

LICENSURE 

Must be RPSGT or RRT credentialed with sleep experience. Must obtain 10 continuing education credits per year of AMA PRA Category 1 CME or CEC sleep-related educational activities.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND 

MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged. Overnight as well as flexible shifts including weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 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. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

 

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