Sleep TechnologistVoorhees Township, NJ Job ID 67757 Job Type Full Time Shift Day Specialty Technicians
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Under the supervision of Clinical manager and the Medical director, a polysomnographic technologist performs routine and comprehensive polysomnographic procedures.
GATHER AND ANALYZE PATIENT INFORMATION
Create, promote and maintain a clean and professional environment
Review, verify and document patient history, physical condition, and study protocol
Orient and explain the procedure to the patient.
Maintain complete and detailed documentation during the procedure.
TESTING PREPARATION PROCEDURES
Prepare and properly calibrate equipment required for testing to confirm proper.
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
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards
Follow infection control policies and procedures
Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
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.
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.
NJ Polysomnography Technician-Active or temporary License required and RST registered sleep technician and/or other health care professional licensure that includes polysomnography in the scope of practice (e.g. RN or RRT)
Understand and comply with requirements mandated by the state agencies responsible for issuing re-certification. Understand minimum CEC (continuing education credits).
Current CPR or BCLS certification.
Scheduled Days / Hours: FT Sleep lab schedule; License (or Certification):BLS Required; License (or Certification):NJ-PSG TEC Required
With the help of Cooper, I have obtained my Epic Certification as well as my Masters in Business Administration. Cooper has really been supportive and really helpful in helping me to develop professionally and personally they really believe in a strong work-life balance.
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