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Sleep Technologist (PRN)

Company: CARLE
Location: Urbana
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

A sleep (polysomnographic) technologist provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in-center and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT), diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and comprehensive patient care. Provides sleep related education and support to patients and families. A sleep technologist is able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and is able to provide general oversight of other sleep center staff. The sleep technologist is credentialed in sleep technology (RPSGT or RST).

  • Documents patient arrival, interactions, and consent for testing.
  • Reviews patient history and supporting documentation for medical necessity. Acquires and documents additional information from the patient or ordering provider, if needed, to ensure appropriateness of testing and parameters.
  • Reviews and verifies departmental orders for testing.
  • Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting, desensitization, and education.
  • Prepares patient for testing according to policy, selecting appropriate equipment per order.
  • Per policy, documents routine observations during testing. Correlates physiologic data and behavioral observations to facilitate scoring and interpretation of data.
  • Performs equipment and physiologic calibrations to ensure quality data; monitors data quality to ensure recording is artifact-free.
  • Performs equipment cleaning and disinfection; assures infection and quality control according to policy.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age specific care for all populations seen in the Sleep Lab.
  • Follows "Lights On" procedures to verify integrity of data, and completeness of test documentation and patient forms.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships; communicates professionally and respectfully with all internal and external customers.
  • Assists in requesting and maintaining testing supplies; participates in routine department tasks and orderliness of work area.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in distinguishing sleep states and identifying clinical events, according to professional guidelines. Scores sleep/wake stages and clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) utilizing professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
  • Implements appropriate interventions (including patient safety and sleep-related therapeutic interventions).
  • Supports and participates in quality and performance improvement (PI) initiatives.
  • Performs and demonstrates proficiency in performing ancillary testing (oximetry, actigraphy, home sleep apnea testing). Follows procedural protocols for Multiple Sleep Latency (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT).
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age specific care for all populations seen in the Sleep Lab.
  • Per policy, documents routine observations during testing. Correlates physiologic data and behavioral observations to facilitate scoring and interpretation of data.
  • Reviews patient history and supporting documentation for medical necessity. Acquires and documents additional information from the patient or ordering provider, if needed, to ensure appropriateness of testing and parameters.
  • Performs and demonstrates proficiency in performing ancillary testing (oximetry, actigraphy, home sleep apnea testing). Follows procedural protocols for Multiple Sleep Latency (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT).
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships; communicates professionally and respectfully with all internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in distinguishing sleep states and identifying clinical events, according to professional guidelines. Scores sleep/wake stages and clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) utilizing professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Able to train and oversee Polysomnographic Trainees and Technologists.

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , Sleep Technologist (PRN), Other , Urbana, Illinois

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