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Polysomnography Technician

Colorado Springs, CO | Direct Hire or Temp to Perm

Post Date: 07/13/2017 Job ID: ST987542 Category: Therapy (Rehab) Position / Certification: RPSGT or CPSGT Specialty: Certified State / Search: Colorado Pay Rate: Competitive

WSI has an outstanding opportunity(s) for a certified SLEEP TECH in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.  Positions can be both full-time permanent or PRN dependent upon what you want.  Please contact Alan or Hannah at WSi if you are interested.  719-630-7500

Summary: Provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders under the direction of the provider or designee. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient car and education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering provider or medical director and laboratory protocols.
  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
  • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
  • Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc).
  • Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Oversee and perform difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols.
  • Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
  • Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
  • Respond to study participant’s procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
  • Comply with the BRPT Standards of Conduct.
  • Demonstrate and exemplify behavior consistent with core values – service excellence, integrity, team, continuous improvement, accountability, fulfilment, fun.       
  • Maintain knowledge of company policies and procedures, OSHA and other related regulations and guidelines, and ensure department compliance.
  • Use, protect, and disclose CSHP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Attend and complete all required training and development to include annual compliance training.
  • Perform additional duties as needed.     

Full Time, 36 hours per week, nights (7pm-7am)

Qualifications: 

Education/Experience:

Associate’s Degree with an emphasis in Polysomnography or an accredited Polysomnography Program; or equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technician. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent. Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.

Other Skills and Abilities: 

  • Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
  • Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
  • Respond to study participant’s procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Comply with the BRPT Standards of Conduct.

About WSi Healthcare Personnel

Since 1988, WSi Healthcare Personnel, Inc. has been committed to providing complete job placement services to the Western Region. Recently voted one of the 10 most dependable staffing agencies in the region we push the boundaries of what a healthcare staffing company can offer both its candidates and its clients. 

Healthcare professionals trust their careers with WSi Healthcare Personnel. Our professionals are the most loyal because of WSi’s outstanding placement services, pay rates and opportunities.  Whether you need a full time position, part time or temporary opportunity, contact WSi Healthcare Personnel today for more information on how you can join our esteemed team of healthcare professionals.

 

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Even if you are not currently needing assistance, if you know of other qualified healthcare workers seeking employment opportunities please pass on my contact information.  Once they become active and have worked at least 40 hours on our payroll, we will send you a $100 referral bonus.  There is no limit to the number of people you can refer!

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