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Polysomnography Tech RPSGT

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • To perform overnight, daytime, or home sleep studies on those with suspected sleep disorders.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required

    • Experience
      • Prefer 1 year experience working in a sleep center but will consider all candidates with board certification.

    • License/Certifications
      • Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) required.
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • N/A
  • 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) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • A thorough understanding of the 10/20 measuring system including the ability to do a full Electroencephalogram (EEG) hook-up with accurate electrode placement.

      • Able to consistently distinguish between all stages of sleep with the ability to accurately sleep stage score test.

      • Ability to consistently recognize artifacts in a sleep and wake tracing and be able to correct.

      • Thorough understanding of the sensitivity, time constant and frequency filter controls.
        • When to use and when not to use.

      • Demonstrated understanding of all montages used in the sleep center.
        • What is their purpose and when to use each one.

      • A thorough understanding of seizure activity patter recognition.

      • Efficiently score apnea correctly on a consistent basis distinguishing the difference between obstructive, mixed, and central apnea.
        • Must recognize the difference between apnea and hypopnea.

      • Effective and demonstrated understanding of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP) and Variable Positive Airway Pressure (VPAP) equipment and the rationale for using each.

      • Demonstrated understanding of the difference between Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and oxygen therapy.
        • When and why to use each.
        • When to stop one and start the other.
        • When to blend both therapies together and why.

    • 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 Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted September 11, 2017
Date Closes November 10, 2017
Requisition 6199
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At NE Methodist Hospital
Department Sleep Lab
Hours 8a-4:30p hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00