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Sleep Technologist/ PSG Technologist (Per Diem)

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: North Bergen
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Description: How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.A Sleep Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., or PhD) or designee toprovide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnosticand therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Sleep Technologist can perform the duties defined for aSleep Technician and may provide oversight of other staff.This is a Per Diem position.Responsibilties: A day in the life of a Polysomnographic Technologist at Hackensack Meridian Healthcan be described as follows:Gather and Analyze Patient Information

  • 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, pertinentmedical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the orderingphysician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.Testing Preparation Procedures
    • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments ifnecessary.
    • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
    • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.Polysomnographic Procedures
      • 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.
      • Follow lights out procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position,oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
      • Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals areartifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
      • Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, andsignificant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
      • Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeuticintervention 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(repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and 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 neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
      • Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.Polysomnographic Record Scoring
        • Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
        • Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according tocenter specific protocols.
        • Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
        • Service Management and Professional Issues
        • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection controlissues.
        • Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
        • Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
        • Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.
        • Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.
        • Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
        • Respond to study participants procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
        • Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
        • Comply with the BRPT Standards of Conduct.Qualifications: Education and/or Experience:
          • Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis inpolysomnography.OR
            • Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one than one year duration associated with astate licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documentedproficiency at all competencies required of a Sleep Technician.AND
              • Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered PolysomnographicTechnologist or equivalent.If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!by Jobble

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, North Bergen , Sleep Technologist/ PSG Technologist (Per Diem), Other , North Bergen, New Jersey

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