San Carlos, California

Position Overview:
A Polysomnographic Technologist performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, associated interventions, treatment of sleep disorders, patient care and education under the general oversight of the clinical Director or Supervisor. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide oversight of other staff.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Scores sleep/wake stages and clinical events by applying professionally accepted guidelines
  • Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data
  • Collects patient vitals, explains and prepares for the procedure and orients the patient to the sleep center
  • Implements appropriate interventions including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as mask fitting, continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.
  • Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information in order to identify, meet and communicate patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status, pertinent medical/social history) and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocol.



Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • HS diploma or equivalent education/experience required.

  • Associates degree preferred.

  • Successful completion of an A STAR-designated focused education program OR both a STAR-designated self-study education program AND a STAR-designated focused 2 program required.

  • Documented participation in an average of 10 hours per year of AMA PRA Category 1 CME or CEC sleep-related educational activities over a three year period required.

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified Polysomnographer Technologist – CPSGT required upon hire OR Respiratory Care Practitioner – RCP required upon hire.
  • Basic Life Support Certification – BLS required upon hire

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of twelve (12) months of clinical experience as a Polysomnographic Technologist that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring required.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Comply with the BRPT standards of conduct.

  • Ability to recognize and provides age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Score sleep/wake stages and clinical events.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.

  • Ability to provide guidance and or technical assistance when required.

  • Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.

  • Demonstrate appropriate social skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to follow direction.

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and respond appropriately.

  • Basic math and analytic skills.



Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Night
Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Thursday,Saturday,Friday
Weekend Requirements: Saturday
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

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San Carlos, California

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