Polysomnographer, Pulmonary Sleep Lab

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.
As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The primary purpose of this position is to acquire artifact free polysomnographic recordings that can be interpreted by a physician. This technologist also will educate patients on possible disorders and treatments. This technologist will compile a report after each study is completed that summarizes the sequence of events during the sleep study. The technologist will intervene during the recording if needed, to correct technical problems or if the patient is in need.

Responsibilities

  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Greet patients in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Educate patients on possible diagnosis and treatments.
  • Perform an accurate hookup according to the International 10/20 system.
  • Obtain an artifact free polysomnographic recording.
  • Compile hourly charting that accurately reports the events of the night each hour.
  • Compile a report that summarizes the events of the night.
  • Ensure that all paperwork has been completed and has been scanned into EMR/EHR.


Qualifications

Education: High school diploma.

Experience: 2 years minimum required. 3 years preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge: A polysomnographic Technologist must be able to perform an accurate hookup and must be able to acquire artifact free polysomnographic recordings. Good communication skills are necessary, both verbal and written. Good knowledge of computers is a must.

License and Certifications: Required registration by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologies (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and/or by the American Board of Sleep Medicine as a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST)