Sleep Technologist I
GW Medical Faculty AssociatesFull time Full day
The Sleep Technologist I is responsible for providing high quality patient care while performing comprehensive polysomnographic testing, analysis and associated interventions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work weekends and perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
The Sleep Technologist I becomes familiar and complies with all company and client policies and procedures in order to perform the following as assigned:
- Must be available to work weekends.
Maintain confidentiality when dealing with any patient information.
Interact with patients, physicians, coworkers and visitors in a courteous, professional manner.
Report for scheduled work shifts on time and in proper attire, wearing appropriate identification.
Demonstrate a high level of flexibility with work schedule and/or shift to meet patient or company needs.
Demonstrate proficient time management and the ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
Maintain an organized and clean work area that is stocked with the appropriate supplies.
Properly utilize and maintain supplies and equipment.
Handle stressful and difficult situations in a calm and professional manner.
Communicate concerns/issues to management in an appropriate and timely manner.
- Demonstrate gradual and persistent improvement in job performance quality.
Polysomnographic Testing Procedures
Make beds and insure cleanliness of facility
Review information in patient paperwork to include sleep/wake complaint and order for study.
Greet patient upon arrival and escort him/her to sleep room. Educate patient and family concerning overnight/morning procedures, answering any questions. Interview patient to obtain information needed for completion of pre-test paperwork.
Set up and calibrate monitoring equipment, selecting the appropriate recording montage.
Apply electrodes and other recording devices to patient and verify proper function.
Perform pre-test calibrations, making any necessary adjustments to equipment.
Institute "lights out" and document patient data.
Monitor the polysomnogram, obtaining a high quality recording.
Recognize and document clinical and physiological events pertinent to the study.
- Communicate information on patient status to medical director as needed.
Patient and Equipment Safety
Recognize and respond appropriately and quickly to patient physiologic events.
Safely lift/move patients and equipment, using proper body mechanics.
Ensure safety and welfare of all patients, including those with special needs.
Check availability and function of emergency equipment.
Comply with Universal Precautions at all times.
Properly disinfect/sterilize equipment, electrodes and transducers.
- Appropriately handle all hazardous materials.
Conduct Multiple Sleep Latency and Maintenance of Wakefulness testing.
Conduct testing of patients with disabilities and other special needs.
- Conduct advanced monitoring procedures when required by the Medical Director.
- Must have high school diploma and additional education in an AMA approved health-related program.
- Must be enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP Online Self Study Modules, or must be enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited sleep technology training program, or electroneurodiagnostic (END) program, or respiratory therapy add-on track for sleep technology.
- Must be currently certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and have annual PPD test results.
- Must provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or sign declination form.
- Must be eligible for Washington DC medical license in polysomnography.
- 1-2 years medical related experience along with additional education in an AMA approved health-related program
- Experience as a sleep technologist, EEG technologist, respiratory care practitioner or nurse.
- Emergency Handling
- Patient Information Leaflet
- Clinical Works
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