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Polysomnography Tech RPSGT

Methodist Health System locationCouncil Bluffs, IA
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Methodist Health System locationCouncil Bluffs, IA
596 positions
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Council bluffs, IA, United States


  • 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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