Oct 26, 2018

Polysomnographic Technologist II - Sleep Disorders Center (Per Diem, Nights)

  • Sutter Health
  • Sacramento, CA

Job Description

**Description** **POSITION SUMMARY** Functions independently to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology. Performs diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnography in accordance with physicians’ orders and facility policies and procedures. **Principal Accountabilities:** + Analyzes the polysomnogram, identifying normal/abnormal patterns and artifacts; and generates a report that accurately summarizes the patients sleep stages, respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousal analysis, and other clinical events. + Assists with clerical work such as answering phones, making charts, updating the database, registering patients. + Assists with set-up and break-down of AWAKE meetings. + Participates in research projects and expansion projects upon request. + Performs special procedures such as multiple sleep latency testing, nocturnal penile tumescence, infant/pediatric polysomnograms, ambulatory monitoring, and patient education. Performs Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests (MWT), Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT), and CO2 studies when indicated. + Provides equipment troubleshooting including uses of filters to correct various artifacts, including sweat, 60 Hz, electrode popping, and EKG, on the tracings. Corrects signal malfunctions from Patient to computer using a digital multi-meter or equipment switching method. + Corrects errors generated from the computer such as disk full, power failure, montage and calibration errors. + Provides patient assessments pre and post study. + Relaxes patients prior to them using invasive and non-invasive respiratory assisted devices and titrates appropriately according to protocol and physician orders. + Reviews patient charts and questionnaires for potential equipment and medical problems. Identifies atypical occurrences or change in patient condition or behavior, modifies testing as needed, documents in the chart and notifies the physician. + Sterilizes equipment. Organizes materials such as equipment cables, supplies and equipment. Cleans sleep center facility as needed. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS** **Education/ Knowledge, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration:** + Current State of California license as a Polysomnographic Technologist from the medical Board or Respiratory Care Practitioner from the Respiratory Care Board is required. + Registered Polysomnographic Technologist with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic technologist (BRPT) or a Graduate of Respiratory Care Program accredited by the Committee on Acreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is preferred. + CPR certification is required. + Knowledge of cardio respiratory function, sleep physiology and neurology is essential. + Must have understanding of physics, medical electronics, in-depth medical terminology, with emphasis on pulmonology, neurology, and sleeprelated pharmacology; and psychological processes related to sleep/wake disturbances. **Experience:** + Experience in an acute care facility as a Respiratory Care Practitioner is preferred. + Experience in a Sleep Disorders Center is highly desirable. **Skills:** + Basic computer skills are essential for record analysis. + Proven verbal and written skills required. Ability to perform Polysomnographic studies is required. **Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento **Organization:** Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento **Employee Referral Bonus:** No **Benefits:** No **Position Status:** Non-Exempt **Union:** No **Job Shift:** Night **Shift Hours:** 12 Hour Shift **Days of the Week Scheduled:** Varied Days **Weekend Requirements:** Rotating **Schedule:** Per Diem **Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** Per Diem All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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