Registered Polysomnographer, Miner's Hospital

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



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St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.JOB TITLE: Registered Polysomnographer
DEPARTMENT: Sleep Disorders Center
REPORTS: Sleep Manager
JOB SUMMARY
The Polysomnographer performs polysomnograms in a technical and efficient manner and scores
studies according to guidelines at St. Luke s Sleep Disorders Center.

WORK PERFORMED
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions as a polysomnographer.
2. Maintains patient database with includes log of diagnostic procedures as they are performed.
3. Demonstrates knowledge in the use of CPAP, BiPAP and Oxygen.
4. Handles chemicals with appropriate safety precautions to self and others.
5. Maintains a neat and clean work area.
6. Assists in training of new staff.
7. Maintains equipment and supplies.
8. Performs QA
9. Attends and participates in patient care conferences.
10. Communicates directly to Lead Sleep Tech and/or Neurology Services Coordinator.
11. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the
proper release of information.
12. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and
environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
13. Demonstrates/models the Network s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in
interactions with all customers (internal and external).
14. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical
Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
15. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient
use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
16. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
17. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and
development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
1. Scores polysomnograms as needed.
2. Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting up to 8 hours per day in 4-hour increments. Standing up to 4 hours a day in 2-hour
increments. Walking up to 2 hours a day in 15-minute increments. Frequently use fingers to
manipulate small electrodes, tubing, etc. Continuous use of hands for writing, operating
equipment and computers. Occasional turning and twisting of hands and body. Occasional
lifting and carrying of objects up to 25 pounds. Occasional pulling and pushing of equipment.
Occasional stooping, bending and reaching above shoulder level. Rarely crouches or kneels.
Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates
to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to
general, near, far, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony.
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
At risk for cuts and punctures, assault and battery, chemical and biohazards, injuries from
operating equipment, burns and back injuries. Employees who work in patient care areas where
they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must
have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current
recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation
as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator.
SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:
Follow MSDS and OSHA precautions for exposure to biological and chemical hazards.
(Category 1)
MOST COMPLEX DUTY:
Continuous monitoring and management of patients with sleep disorders.

SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):

Supervised by the Sleep Manager and/or lead sleep tech.

COMMUICATIONS:

Excellent communication skills required to work with patients, families, physicians, staff and

members of the community.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have the ability to handle multiple projects or issues at one time while meeting the needs of

the patient, family and staff.

QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)

EDUCATION:

High School graduate. Completion of an approved program in polysomnography and/or clinical

experience. Registered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT).

TRAINING AND EXPERIECE:

Maintaining certification in Adult, Pediatric and Infant CPR.

Continuing education requirement per AASM standards.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Primarily nights with rotation to day or middle shifts based on the needs of the department.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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