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Nebraska Methodist Health System Polysomnography Tech RPSGT in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Conduct all aspects of sleep diagnostic testing.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required

  • Experience

  • 3 to 6 months experience in sleep testing is preferred.

  • License/Certifications

  • 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.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • 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.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • 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)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • 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)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • 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.

  • Polysomnopgrahic procedures.

  • 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.

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