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TECH - SLEEP LAB/POLYSOMN, FULLTIME, NIGHTS

Company: St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Location: Enid
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Sleep Lab Coordinator the Registered Polysomnography Tech, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Registered Polysomnographer can perform all the duties defined for Polysomnography tech and may provide supervision of other staff.

  • Obtains and documents a general history from all patients which includes a diagnosis and medications 100% of the time.
  • Prepares patient and applies electrodes using the international 10-20 system, 100% of the time, and routinely within 30 minutes.
  • Complete sleep record according to department policy and procedure and assure accurate data collected and documented on study.
  • Recognize and correct when able, malfunctions of equipment in order to provide optimal test results.
  • Communicates effectively with people on expectations and requirements to complete optimal testing.
  • Complete and forward data to appropriate personnel at the end of each study.
  • Recognizes, monitors, and/or eliminates artifact such as high impedance leads, muscle artifact, eye movements, respiration artifact, and/or EKG in order to obtain an adequate test.
  • Performs follow-up necessary for completion and documentation of all diagnostic procedures.
  • Uses Two Patient Identifiers on all patients
  • Prepares patients for sleep studies in a professional manner and as specified by each physician. Requests assistance when preparation instructions are unclear.
  • Records accurate information on designated forms in a legible manner for physician.
  • Remains present and quiet during testing. Receives no complaints.
  • Utilizes verbal and written communication with physician, nursing units, and technologists.
  • Inputs and reviews patient information, orders, scheduling and charges with documentation of patient status, testing, charges, and distribution of reports.
  • Assure documentation of patient care and education of the patient and family regarding testing procedures and results.
  • Completes daily charges with no errors.
  • Prioritize to meet deadlines and assignments.
  • Utilizes educational experiences available to effectively promote the capabilities of the department inclusive of testing.
  • Provides accurate report to clinical coordinator at shift change.
  • Is competent in the complete set up of the patient to include all monitoring devices, CPAP/ BIPAP, etc. to provide for accurate and high quality testing.
  • Facilitates comfort by explaining all procedures prior to and during the test.
  • Able to recognize stages of sleep and to score entire record.
  • Able to set up, record, and troubleshoot all studies performed.
  • Demonstrates competence in assembling and operating equipment for patient care.
  • Practices effective problem identification/ resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
  • Demonstrates appropriate delegation of tasks/duties and the direction/coordination of other healthcare team members, patient care, and unit activities.
  • Consistently makes sound judgments based on strong assessment skills, keeps appropriate people aware of pertinent changes or problems in patient condition.
  • Adheres to "five rights" if administering patient medications
  • Evaluates effectiveness of medications administered.
  • Intervenes appropriately in the event of adverse drug reaction.
  • Reacts efficiently to emergency situations by adhering to policies and protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
  • Provides planned education for the patient with consideration of developmental differences.
  • Documents assessments, implemented interventions and patient's response to intervention/treatment according to policy utilizing appropriate forms/screens.
  • Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts.
  • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strives to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
  • Functions within scope of practice for the Respiratory Care Practitioner licensed in Oklahoma.(if applicable)
  • Reports variances according to risk management processes of UHS.
  • Ensures the patient's safety when transporting patients during discharge, transfer or inter-departmental travel.
  • Demonstrates self-directed learning and participates in continuing education annually to meet own professional development and department specific requirements.
  • Annually demonstrates competency in providing Respiratory treatment for patients of all ages. Hand Held Medication Nebulizer, BI-PAP and CPAP If RRT.
  • Annually demonstrates competency in assembling and using equipment.
  • Annually demonstrates competency in BI-PAP/CPAP With Mask fit/placement.
  • Annually demonstrates competency in assembling and using equipment appropriately.
  • Ensures Oklahoma Respiratory Care Practitioner License is kept current if holds current License.
  • Other duties assigned.Qualifications
    • High School graduate or GED required.
    • BLS required.
    • Registered in Polysomnography is required.
    • Licensed as a respiratory therapy practitioner is preferred.
    • Minimum of one-year experience in a sleep lab is required.
    • The ability of scoring tests is required.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Typing and basic computer skills required.
    • Must successfully complete the pre-employment assessment.
    • Must be Alice G3 proficient.EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Enid , TECH - SLEEP LAB/POLYSOMN, FULLTIME, NIGHTS, Healthcare , Enid, Oklahoma

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