Polysomnographic Technician Registered

Cleveland Clinic

Stuart, FL

Job posting number: #7112090 (Ref:ccf16775681)

Posted: September 27, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and scoring analysis, and associated interventions under the general oversight of the clinical director (MD, PhD, and DO) or designee. Provides supervision of Polysomnographic Technicians and Polysomnographic Trainees.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews history/physical information, medications, test requests and study protocol.
  • Completes and verifies all documentation, i.e. pre and post sleep questionnaires, technician notes.
  • Explains the procedure and orients the patient to the sleep center.
  • Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and makes adjustments if necessary.
  • Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and makes adjustments if necessary.
  • Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
  • Follows procedural protocols (e.g., MSLT, parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc.) to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • Follows "Lights Out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rate, etc.)
  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and makes adjustments, if necessary.
  • 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.
  • Implements appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.
  • Follows "Lights On" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and completes the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing the questionnaires, etc.) Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Assists with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Assists with scoring clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center specific protocols.
  • Assists with generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
  • Complies with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Performs routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
  • Demonstrates effective written and spoken communication skills.
  • Responds to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
  • Keeps equipment orderly, clean and in good repair.
  • Maintains adequate supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited sleep medicine program.

Certifications:

  • Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Complexity of Work:

  • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:
  • World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
  • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
  • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
  • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
  • This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a Polysomnographic Technologist.

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee complies with requirements of regulatory agencies, attends appropriate training and meetings, completes appropriate unit/department specific competency checklists, demonstrates knowledge and appropriate behavior related to regulatory safety requirements, communicates effectively verbally and in written format, complies with policies and procedures, follows Corporate Compliance Program, and reports actual or suspected violations promptly.
  • Physical Duties: This position requires a mixture of light to moderate work as defined in the Employee Health Services Policy.
  • Frequent standing, sitting, walking, reaching, stooping, and kneeling. Normal visual acuity is required.
  • Working Conditions: The employee will spend most of the time indoors in air-conditioned areas.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.


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