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Work Schedule/Shift

Nights

Job ID

5000518969906

Req. No

70041722

Job Title

Polysomnographic Tech Reg

Region

CHRISTUS Central Louisiana/St. Frances Cabrini

Category

Healthcare

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

None

Facility

CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini-40100

Address

3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA  71301
US

Type

Full Time

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Acts as a consultant to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and reassess the care of patients with abdominal stomas, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure sores/dermal wounds and incontinence and involved with the physical, emotional and social rehabilitation of patients. This individual ensures these needs are met in a manner that is consistent with the values and missions of CSFCH

CORE COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Goals -- Completes quarterly goals

Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs nasal CPAP and BiPAP titration studies on patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
    • Educates patient on procedure of applying nasal CPAP/BiPAP.
    • Measures patient and applies appropriate size mask to ensure minimal leak.
    • Allows patient to return to sleep before beginning titration.
    • Monitors patient and records pressure adjustments according to sleep lab protocol.
    • Administers oxygen and titrates dosage when indicated in accordance with sleep lab protocol
    • Completes titration worksheet and technician report as outlined by sleep lab procedure.
  • Accurately applies electrodes, monitors patients, and documents patient information during overnight polysomnograms, maintaining confidentiality of documents and data collected.
    • Sets up and calibrates monitoring equipment.
    • Measures and applies EEG electrodes accurately, using international 10-20 system.
    • Precisely places EKG (heart), EMG (muscle), and EOG (eye movement electrodes.
    • Places and securely attaches recording transducers to measure air flow, respiratory effort, patient position, leg movement, and oximetry.
    • Performs physiologic calibrations and verifies patient maneuvers on patient record.
    • Institutes "lights out" and records patient data.
    • Monitors the polysomnogram.
    • Recognizes and record clinical observations throughout test.
    • Performs MSLT (multiple sleep latency test) as ordered by M.D. in accordance with lab policy.
    • Begins each nap with patient calibration and "Lights out".
    • Ensures that patient remains awake between nap opportunities.
  • Participates in patient support group activities and patient education/screening clinic.
    • Assists patients in completing pre-admission questionnaires and paperwork.
    • Introduces patients to sleep laboratory equipment, technician monitoring room, and sleep room.
    • Answers questions related to sleep related breathing disorders and monitoring equipment.
    • Sets up and plays patient education videotapes related to sleep apnea and CPAP introduces patient to CPAP/BiPAP equipment. Answers questions related to above.
    • Attends A.W.A.K.E. network meetings for patient support.
  • Reviews overnight PSG and MSLT. Scores sleep stages and respiratory events, leg movements, and arousals.
    • Identifies and scores sleep stages on overnight PSG and MSLT according to rules outlined in Retschaffen and Kales.
    • Identifies and scores respiratory events to include central, mixed, and obstructive apneas and hypopneas.
    • Recognizes life threatening arrhythmias. Is able to identify PACS, PVCS and score same.
    • Recognizes and scores PLMS events.
    • Recognizes and scores arousal and awakenings, both associated with and independent of respiratory events and leg movements.
    • Documents a narrative summary post each test scored and adds to chart.
    • Prints out appropriate reports and prepare them for review by lab manager prior to forwarding to M.D. and DME company.
    Requirements:

    At least a minimum of 1 year experience in an established sleep center, but not required.

    • RPSGT, CPSGT, RT-SDS.
    • Certified in Basic Life Support,
    • Recommend ACLS certification.
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