Polysomnographic Technologist
Job Opportunity at NeuroCare Sleep Center

Posted on Oct 13

Location: Canton, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4143391

Full time position with benefits & PRN (no benefits) – Night shift (8pm-6am)/(NeuroCare Sleep Center, Canton Ohio)

A Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director     (M.D., D.O., or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide supervision of other staff.

  • 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. Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to      determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
  • 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.
  • Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in     procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Proficient in 10/20  system of measuring the head for sleep and full EEG montage hook-up, CPAP / bilevel / ASV / AVAPS titration experience, excellent patient education      and patient care skills including all sleep disorders. Follow "lights out" and "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.).
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care  in the treatment, assessment, and education of adolescent, adult, and  geriatric patients.
  • Maintain current CPR / BLS certification. Comply with the BRPT Standards of Conduct.
  • Maintain current RPSGT, RST or SDS certification or registry.
  • Maintain necessary continuing education as required by either the BRPT, ABSM, or NBRC.
  • You must be able to lift at least 10 lbs.
  • You must have your registry from the BRPT, ABSM or NBRC for sleep technology or you must be registry eligible and have work experience in the sleep field. Experience with EMR is a plus. Ability to troubleshoot computer and software problems.      Experience with making tech support calls.
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