Polysomnography Tech - Registered (Sleep Technologist) Job at Confluence Health, Wenatchee, WA

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  • Confluence Health
  • Wenatchee, WA

Job Description

Job Description

Salary Range

$28.77 - $45.93
Overview

Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members.

 

Employees of Confluence Health receive a wide range of benefits in addition to compensation.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Saving Accounts
  • CH Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Shift Differential

Summary

A Registered Polysomnographic Technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis under the supervision of the clinical director. Polysomnographic Technician s performs and evaluates diagnostic and therapeutic sleep studies on patients referred to the Center. A Polysomnographic Technician can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Trainee and can
provide oversight of the trainee.

 

Position Reports To : Sleep Lab Supervisor

Essential Functions

  1. Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, study protocol, and explain procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center to help ensure appropriate sleep study.
  2. Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning.
  3. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  4. Observe calibration tracings to verify signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  5. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals.
  6. Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, Positive Airway Pressure Titration (PAP), etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  7. Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
  8. Participate in Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  9. Implement appropriate interventions (including therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.)
  10. 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.
  11. Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
  12. 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.
  13. Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  14. Equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
  15. Respond to study participant’s sleep-related inquires by providing appropriate information.
  16. Under direct provider supervision, assist during Sleep Medicine follow-up appointment with data entry and appropriate sleep related information.
  17. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  18. Required to maintain active Basic Life Support (CPR) certification.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Position Requirements

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential requirement of working at Confluence Health. Religious and medical exemptions will be considered upon request.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one year duration, associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility. OR 
  • Post secondary education in related health field and completion of Polysomnographic Technician I qualifications and competencies, and experience in positive airway pressure titration and oxygen administration as documented by competency assessment.
  • Registered with Board certified program such as BRPT.

Desired:

  • Not specified.
Physical/Sensory Demands

O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.

Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:
  • Walking - O
  • Sitting/Standing - F
  • Reaching: Shoulder Height - F
  • Reaching: Above shoulder height - F
  • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
  • Climbing - F
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
  • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
  • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
  • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Crawling/Kneeling - O
  • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - O
  • Twisting/Turning - O
  • Repetitive Movement - O

Working Conditions:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Classification:

  • FLSA : Non-exempt
  • Hourly/Salary : Hourly

Physical Exposures For This Position:

  • Unprotected Heights - No
  • Heat - No
  • Cold - No
  • Mechanical Hazards - No
  • Hazardous Substances - Yes
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - Yes
  • Lighting - No
  • Noise - No
  • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - No
  • Infectious Diseases - Yes

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Traineeship, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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