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Polysomnographic Technologist - Iowa Heart Ames Sleep Lab - FT.9 (Nights)

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Ames
Posted on: April 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

Primary Location: IA > AMES > IHC AMES
GENERAL SUMMARY:

A Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:



  • Gather and analyze patient information. Verify documentation and physician orders.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic (CPAP, BIPAP) polysomnography, MSLT and MWT.
  • Performs CPAP downloads for all clinic visits and when directed by physician.
  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Performs routine PAP mask fitting.
  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Performs routine maintenance and upkeep of all computerized sleep systems.
  • Performs polysomnography record scoring and report generation.
  • Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Manages own patient schedules and works with patients to troubleshoot issues and concerns.
  • Educates patient on equipment (i.e., actigraphy, home study and oximetry), tracks equipment and produces report for physicians; cleans and prepare equipment for next use.
  • Meets with patients after physician appointment to review equipment order, troubleshoot and answer any patient questions.
  • Trains and mentors staff Polysomnography Technicians and students.
  • Follows all procedure protocols.



    MINIMUM

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:



    • Successful completion of an

      accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis

      in polysomnography OR successful completion of a polysomnography program of no

      less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and/or nationally

      accredited educational facility OR equivalent experience and documented

      proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technologist.
    • Certification by a nationally

      recognized certification board as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

      (RPSGT). Licensed by the State of Iowa

      as a Polysomnographic Technologist.
    • Maintain the RPSGT credential and the State Licensure through educational

      activity as outlined by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

      (BRPT) and State of Iowa.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the

      Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.

      Acceptable credentialing bodies and certification include American Red Cross

      CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life

      Support for Healthcare Providers.
    • Proof of

      completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within

      three (3) months of hire.







      Additional Information



      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0208915

      • Schedule: Full-time

      • Market: Mercy Medical Center


Keywords: Mercy Health, Ames , Polysomnographic Technologist - Iowa Heart Ames Sleep Lab - FT.9 (Nights), Healthcare , Ames, Iowa

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