Sleep Lab Technologist
Company: South Shore Health
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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LOC0001 - 55 Fogg Road55 Fogg Road Weymouth, MA 02190
Night (United States of America)
Performs, assesses, analyzes, and scores polysomnographic
studies.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Essential functions are those tasks,
duties and responsibilities that comprise the means of
accomplishing the job's purpose and objectives. Essential functions
are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are
the major functions that the person in the job is held accountable
for. Following are the essential functions of the job. * Use this
to denote if a function does not provide opportunity to perform
beyond "Meets Expectations" 1. Under the general supervision of the
Department Supervisor, performs a wide variety of polysomnographic
studies in the laboratory. a. Analyzes data, scores polysomnograms
and compiles data into a report for physician review. b. Performs
multiple sleep latency tests. c. Administers the sleep
questionnaire to obtain complete accurate history/assessment. d.
Applies all electrodes in a manner consistent with policy and
insures the electrodes remain in-place throughout the study. e.
Applies appropriate transducers to monitor respiratory effort,
airflow and oxygen saturation. f. Monitors the patient throughout
the night observing cardiac rhythm and respiration abnormalities.
g. Documents abnormal sleep, respiratory and cardiac patterns. h.
Recognizes, documents and eliminates artifact. i. Contacts the
appropriate physician when warranted by the patient's condition. j.
Administers oxygen and CPAP as directed by the ordering physician.
2. Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills with patients,
patient families, laboratory staff, physicians, and other members
of the Hospital staff. a. Attends to the patient's personal needs
throughout the study. b. Explains the test to the patient and
family and meets their service needs. c. Instructs the patient
and/or family in the proper use and care of nasal CPAP equipment in
the home. d. Answers telephone inquiries regarding appointments and
test information. 3. Is responsible for maintaining and expanding
skill and knowledge levels. a. Attends neurodiagnostic educational
sessions and inservice training sessions. b. Attends
cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) training
sessions. c. . 4. Is responsible for patient safety and improving
the sleep lab processes in conjunction with supervisors and
managers. a. Possesses the knowledge of appropriate actions to take
during patient emergency situations and insures patient safety at
all times. b. Assists in establishing and maintaining department
procedures and protocols. c. Assists in process improvement
studies. d. Practices Universal Precautions at all times. 5.
Technology - Embraces technological solutions to work processes and
practices. a. Demonstrates the ability to proficiently learn new
technological advances in neurodiagnostic care. 6. 6. Safety
Awareness - Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal
ownership and commitment to a safe environment. a. Adheres to
patient identification policies/procedures as evidenced through the
PI system. b. Makes appropriate use of personal protective
equipment at all times. c. Adheres to respiratory etiquette
guidelines and universal precautions. d. Appropriately disposes of
hazardous materials. e. Adheres to electrical safety guidelines. 7.
Logs all tests and fills out charge documents. Minimum Education -
Preferred Must be a graduate of an approved/accredited Allied
Health program. Minimum of an Associate's Degree preferred. Minimum
Work Experience Minimum of two (2) years experience as a
polysomnographic technologist preferred. Required Licenses /
Registrations - Requirement to practice a profession. Licenses are
granted by a licensing board in accordance with state law. Example
- Registered Nurse (RN) RST or RPSGT or ST Eligible - Registered
Sleep Technologist (ABSM) or Registered Polysomnographic
Technologist (BRPT) or Sleep Tech Registry Eligible (new grad)
Preferred (not required) Licenses / Registrations Effective June
16, 2013 current and active registration as a Registered Sleep
Technologist (ABSM) or a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
(BRPT) will be required. Newly graduated technologists will have 18
months from hire/position date to obtain their registration. BLS -
Basic Life Support.
Responsibilities if Required:
Education if Required:
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - American Heart
Association (AHA) (Including courses offered through SSH),
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist - Board of Registered
Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), Registered Sleep
Technologist - American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)
Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , Sleep Lab Technologist, Other , Weymouth, Massachusetts
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