Department: RCH Sleep Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Night (United States of America)
Performs all routine polysomnograms that are ordered by the physician. Scores records using the AASM Scoring Manual rules. Maintains quality assurance records of diagnostic instruments and performs minor maintenance on these instruments. Polysomnographic Technician gathers information, sets up and operates equipment, monitors and records all procedures performed in accordance with department policy and procedure manual. A Polysomnographic Technician Level II serves pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics with regards to age specific/cultural diversified needs.
Job Description: Essential Functions:
Performs extensive sleep disorders testing for diagnostic purposes and maintains records of reports as observed by Director of Diagnostic Services.
Identifies, recognizes normal/abnormal patterns of sleep and scores the following sleep/wake stages of the recording using the standard criteria (Awake, Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM Sleep). Maintains back up diskettes of all testing.
Documents during recording: body position, complaints, and intervention or treatments. Recognizes and the source identified for high frequency interference, low frequency interference, and unstable or wavering DC baseline.
Monitors patient understanding, effort, and tolerance throughout testing procedure and documents appropriately.
Reviews patient records, physician orders, protocols, and data to demonstrate ability for interpretation of subjective and objective information for patient assessment and order validation. Seeks guidance from Director/Supervisor and Medical Director for unresolved issues.
Performs daily calibration and periodic maintenance of all diagnostic testing equipment, records results on maintenance records per departmental policy and reference manuals.
Assists other members of the staff maintain skills in performing diagnostic testing.
Investigation and evaluation of new products, procedures, and equipment as they directly relate to The Sleep Center.
Consistently assess, identify, demonstrate the ability to communicate and address special needs of patients that are appropriate to the patient specific age group (neonates Birth - 1 month), (pediatrics 1 month 12 years), (adolescent 1 years), (adults 1 years), (Geriatric 65+ years) when directly or indirectly providing treatment, testing or patient care and assess their level of understanding.
Participates in the evaluation of customer satisfaction as well as adherence to the Guest Relation Standards.
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
High School Diploma/GED Equivalent, Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Certification - Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) - Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) Certification - Accredited University or accredited training professionals
Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.
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