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Polysomnographic Tech

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: A Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the Medical Director and designee (department director/manager/supervisor) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide supervision of other staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or Medical director and laboratory protocols. Complete and verify documentation. Explain procedures to the patient. Prepare and calibrate testing equipment. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. Follow department procedural protocols (PSG, MSLT, MWT, PAP, oxygen titration etc.) to ensure collection of appropriate data. Able to perform difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions, including making decision to call the On call Sleep Physician for advice when patient presents with unusual symptoms and behavior. 2. 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. 3. Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for optimal patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc). 4. Work closely with staff members, trainees and students to provide instruction, education, and precept/mentor in order to deliver optimal testing results. Acts upon assignment by the Lead Tech and/or Supervisor accordingly. Upholds the Beaumont Standards. 5. Step in as back up in the Lead Tech position to supervise junior staff members. Problem-solve on the spot and troubleshoot. 6. Engages and Contribute to department QA/QI, PI and Joint Commission & Patient Family Center Care projects. 7. Responsible for mandatory continuous and unit specific annual education as mandated by department and credentialing body as well as AASM Guidelines. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. STANDARD REQUIREMENTS: 1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process. 2. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others. 3. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code. 4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information. 5. Supports and participates in a collaborative team oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns. 6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs. 7. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization. 8. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times. STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. A. Education / Training: * Formal training in polysomnography program and/or enrolled in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) program with the polysomnography option OR enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP online Self Study Modules required * Non-registered technologists and technicians must complete A-Step online Self Study Modules within two years of enrollment. * All technical staff must participate in at minimum 10 hours per year (averaged over three years) of sleep-related continuing education credits. * Current American Heart Association BLS Provider certification. B. Work Experience: * 1-3 years-preferred C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: * Board Certified examinations with Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technology(BRPT), National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)- certification or equivalent required * Current BLS certification required by AASM, AAST/BRPT and department regulations required D. Other Qualifications: * Work harmoniously with co-workers and all types of patients with sleep disorders, or mentally challenged patients. * Knowledge and application of basic electrical and electronics principles, digital computer techniques, some software languages, keyboard skills, and understanding interface problems existing between highly sensitive electronic equipment and biological organisms (human). * Knowledge of EEG interpretation and maturation changes from premature babies to old age is desirable. * The field of polysomnography involves a great deal of detective work: given the suspicion of clinical signs and symptoms look for evidence through test findings and results. The extent of findings and results varies slightly with technologists and highly dependent on skills, background training and opportunities. * Good interpersonal communication skills are crucial. The job demands ability to take verbal instructions from physicians and supervisors, follow test policies and procedures, and to provide appropriate feedback (plan, do, check, act) to attain the high quality testing performance set forth by the department.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Polysomnographic Tech, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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