Nebraska Methodist Health System Polysomnography Tech RPSGT in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purpose of Job
Conduct all aspects of sleep diagnostic testing.
High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required
3 to 6 months experience in sleep testing is preferred.
Registered Polysomnographic Tech (RPSGT) required at the time of hire or within 12 months of hire if currently a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Polysomnographic Technologist (PSGT) license by the State of Iowa required.
Good understanding of all aspects of sleep diagnostic testing.
Ability to perform multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT), and scoring polysomnograms.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers, and coworkers.
Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
Introduces self by name.
Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
Addresses patients and others by surname.
Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
Know and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.
Gather and Analyze Patient Information.
Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information in order to identify and meet patient specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedures, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
Completes and verifies documentation.
Explains pre-testing, testing, and post testing procedures to the patient.
Prepares and calibrates equipment for testing.
Determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary, to equipment.
Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary. Performs positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
Follows procedural protocols such as MSLT, MWT, Parasomnia studies, positive Airway pressure, oxygen titration.
Performs data acquisition while monitoring.
Documents Routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure and significant events in order to facilitate scoring.
Polysomnopgraphic record scoring.
Scores sleep/wake stages according to guidelines.
Scores clinical events according to protocols.
Generates accurate reports for physician review.
Polysomnopgraphic physician review.
Facilitates communication to pulmnologists for interpretation.
Maintains supply inventory.
Maintains supply orders as needed.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.