EEG Technician I, Pulmonary Sleep Lab

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to receive training and clinical experience in polysomnographic technology. The Asst Polysomnographer Trainee will learn to acquire artifact-free polysomnographic recordings that can be interpreted by a physician. This trainee also will learn and gain experience regarding how to properly educate patients on possible disorders and treatments. This trainee will learn to compile a report after each study is completed that summarizes the sequence of events during the sleep study. The trainee will receive training and acquire experience in intervening during the recording if needed to correct technical problems or if the patient is in need.

Responsibilities

The Asst Polysomnographer will receive instruction and acquire clinical experience in:
  • Engaging in population-appropriate communication.
  • Giving clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involving family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifying any physical limitations of the patient and deploying intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizing and responding appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interpreting population related data and planning care appropriately.
  • Identiying and responding appropriately to different needs resulting from unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performing treatments and operating equipment safely.
  • Recognizing and responding to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Greeting patients in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Educating patients on possible diagnosis and treatments.
  • Performing an accurate hookup according to standards set forth by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • Obtaining an artifact free polysomnographic recording
  • Compiling hourly charting that accurately reports the events of the night each hour.
  • Compiling a report that summarizes the events of the night.
  • Ensuring that all paperwork has been completed and has been scanned into EMR/EHR.

The Asst Polysomnographer Trainee will also perform other duties as assigned by the Sleep Lab Clinical Operations Supervisor and/or Medical Director

Qualifications

Required:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Good Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Good Computer Skills

Preferred, but not required:
  • Graduation from a CAAHEP-approved polysomnography program
  • Patient care experience