Sleep Technician (S, IS or DS)- Full TimeApply Now
Performs comprehensive patient assessments and evaluation including various sleep studies and treatment in order to diagnose the type and extent of sleep disorders. May perform other departmental procedures as required.
Essential Job functions:
- Administers Polysomnographic Study (Diagnostic and Titration), MSLT and MWT
- Follow procedural protocols to ensure collection of appropriate data.
- Establish and document baseline values
- Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary
- Documents test results, routine observations, including sleep states and clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
- Oversee and perform difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions
- Sterilizes and disinfect equipment after each use
- Polysomnographic Record Scoring
- Scores sleep/wake stages by apply professionally accepted guidelines
- Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals)
- Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data
- Testing Preparation Procedures
- Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary
- Apply electrodes and sensors
- Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting
- Gather and Analyze Patient Information
- Perform diagnostic test to determine origin of sleep related disorder(s)
- Collect, analyze, and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet patient needs
- Complete and verify documentation
- Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient
- Ensures test results are promptly reported to the physician and medical records department
- Ensures all tests are completed in a timely and accurate manner
- Notifies referring physician of preliminary and final test results
- Act as a liaison for referring physicians
- Ensures that the proper documentation and charging is done for each procedure performed
- Answers department telephone by routing callers to appropriate individual, takes messages, and scheduling appointments
- Cleans and stocks examine rooms
- Orders supplies when necessary.
General Job functions:
- Provide prompt, accurate service to internal and external customers.
- Follows the clinics exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.
- Other duties as assigned
- Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
- Never (<5%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure:
- Risk for Exposure to BBP.
Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:
- High school diploma or equivalent, required
- Previous experience with Adult and Pediatrics preferred.
- License through State of Oregon Health Licensing Office (HLO):
- Licensed by the Oregon Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnograpic Licensing Board in one of the following:
a) Temporary Polysomnographic Tech - Indirect Supervision (RT-IS);Or
b. Temporary Polysomnographic Tech - Direct Supervision (RT-DS)
**In Oregon to obtain these you must already have the BRPST!
- BLS Certification required
- Basic knowledge of ICD-9/10 and CPT/HCPS coding conventions and procedures.
- Strong typing skills and working knowledge of computer systems particularly with a windows based environment.
- Excellent interpersonal communication with customer and co-workers. Basic knowledge of physician office documentation standards.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work appropriately and be self-motivated.
Physical Job Requirements: - list any lifting requirements, etc.
- Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
- Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds.
- Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
- Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
- Never (<5%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area).* Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking).
- Travel to satellite locations for meetings
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