Sleep Technologist I

GW Medical Faculty Associates
Full time Full day
Washington, DC

Position Summary


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:


General



  • 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.


Complex Procedures




  • 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.


Qualifications


Education



  • 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.


Experience



  • 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.


Recommended Skills



  • Emergency Handling

  • Scheduling

  • Vaccination

  • Patient Information Leaflet

  • Testing

  • Clinical Works


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