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Sleep Technologist

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryPerforms, assesses, analyzes, and scores polysomnographic studies.Job DescriptionEssential Functions1. 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.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. 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 - PreferredMust be a graduate of an approved/accredited Allied Health program.Minimum of an Associate's Degree preferred.Minimum Work ExperienceMinimum of two (2) years experience as a polysomnographic technologist preferred.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)P Licenses / RegistrationsEffective 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.

Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , Sleep Technologist, Other , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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