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SLEEP TECHNOLOGIST

Apply Job ID 57244 Job Type Full Time Shift Day Specialty Nursing/Clinical Support
Short Description

GATHER AND ANALYZE PATIENT INFORMATION

  • Review, verify and document patient history, physical condition, and study protocol

  TESTING PREPARATION PROCEDURES

  • Calibrate equipment,
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted standards.
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations
  • perform routine positive

POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES

  • Follow procedural protocols (such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT),parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc.) and to ensure collection of appropriate data
  • Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values
  • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustment if necessary
  • Document routine observation, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure and other 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. 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 pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC RECORD SCORING

  • Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines
  • Assist with scoring clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center specific protocols
  • Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical even data

Special Requirements

Education:

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

Successful completion of a Polysomnography program of not less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and or nationally accredited educational facility OR a minimum of 6 months experience as a Polysomnographic Trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies.

Experience:

Performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis and associated interventions under the general oversight of a Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and /or the clinical director or  designee.

Required License/Certifications/ Registration:

NJ Polysomnography Technician License or Temporary License required.

Current CPR or BCLS  certification.

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