Resp Polysomnography Tech / Sleep Lab/;Bonus $10K*FT;6p-6:30a, every 3rd weekend
Company: Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Posted on: January 15, 2022
FT; 6:00pm-6:30am/every 3rd weekend; Sign-on bonus $10,000
(external candidates only)We're searching for a Respiratory
Polysomnography Tech under the general supervision of the clinical
director (M.D., D.O., or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive
evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. Provides direct
patient care in the Sleep Disorders Lab performing sleep studies
and scoring of sleep studies and involvement is all sleep related
clinics.. Provides appropriate respiratory care specific to the
pediatric population in accordance with hospital and sleep lab
policy/procedures. Provides communication to physicians as
appropriate based on findings of sleep study. This may involve
polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care
and education, and sleep medicine clinics.
- Gather and Analyze Patient Information
- 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 physician or clinical director and laboratory
- Implements/prepares patient/caregiver education per plan of
- Communicates education needs to patient/caregiver/staff at an
understandable level and in a timely manner.
- Documentation is complete, accurate and done in a timely
manner. Follow up is completed to ensure results are obtained and
relayed to parents/patients as appropriate.
- Accurate information is obtained upfront to ensure proper care
and billing of patient for services performed.
- Treatments or procedures performed are documented in patient's
medical record with accuracy and timeliness.
- Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to
the patient and/or parent.
- Testing Preparation Procedures
- Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to
determine proper functioning and make adjustments if
- Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published
- Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper
signals and make adjustments if necessary.
- Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
- Polysomnographic Procedures
- Ability to perform sleep studies on two patients on any given
night according to accepted published standards.
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate times to communicate with
physician for direction on patient care issues.
- Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency
Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia
studies, PAP, ventilator titration, 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
- Implement appropriate interventions (including actions
necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as
continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen
- 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, and adult
- Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and
- Polysomnographic Record Scoring
- Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted
- Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac
events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific
- Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical
- Completes monthly Inter-Scorer Reliability records through the
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- Service Management and Professional Issues
- Knowledge of and practices risk management and safety
precautions (i.e. trach sizes).
- Charges are entered accurately and within identified time
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and
standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
- Perform routine and complex equipment care and
- Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
- Respond to study/participant's procedural-related inquiries by
providing appropriate information.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to work independently and demonstrates good
problem-solving skills during the sleep study.
- Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication
- Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
- Comply with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic
Technologists Standards of Conduct.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Graduate of an accredited AMA approved school of Respiratory
Care accredited by the National Board of Respiratory Care
- Experience in Pulmonary or Sleep Medicine preferred.
- Pediatric experience preferred.
- Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Respiratory
- Certification as a Polysomnography Technologist preferred.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American
Heart Association is required.
- Current and valid RRT National Registry license in the state of
Nebraska required within 12 months of hire.
- Must be registered in Sleep Technology by The American Board of
Sleep Medicine (ABSM), The National Board of Respiratory Care
(NBRC), The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
(BPRT) or an equivalent examination accepted by The Academy of
Sleep Medicine (AASM) required within 24 months of hire.
- Current and valid Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition &
Stabilization (PEARS) required within 6-months of hire, exceptions
to this requirement are as follows:
- Incumbent holds another position within Children's where PALS
is required, PALS will be required in lieu of PEARS.
- Incumbent holds active PALS, PALS will be accepted in lieu of
PEARS until it expires, at which time PEARS will be required prior
to the expiration of PALS.EOE/Vets/DisabledIND123
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