Technician- EEG I

Job Description

Location: Holmes

Department: Pulmonary Sleep Lab

Hours: Full Time, 40 hours/week

Shift: 12-hour PM Shift

This is an Assistant Polysomnographer Trainee position in the Sleep Lab, primarily working at the West Chester location. All candidates must be willing to work at any UC Health Sleep Lab location as dictated by sleep lab needs. This is a night shift position, with starting times between 7 and 8 pm, 12 hours (lunch unpaid), ending between 7:30 and 8:30 am, 3 nights per week.

The primary purpose of this position is to receive training and clinical experience in polysomnographic technology. The Assistant 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.

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

Responsibilities

The Assistant Polysomnographer will receive instruction and acquire clinical experience in:

Conducting Neurodiagnostic Procedures
  • Prepare patients according to the AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) guidelines.
  • Perform routine Polysomnographic, CPAP/BiLevel/AutoSV/AVAPS titrations, Multiple Sleep Latency, and Maintenance of Wakefulness tests as ordered by authorized providers.
  • Ensuring recording reliability and patient safety throughout.

Monitoring
  • Monitor live and recorded polysomnogram and video data.
  • Recognize/respond to life threatening situations.
  • Identify polysomnographic changes and interact with patients directly and promptly as necessary.
  • Ensuring recording reliability and patient safety throughout.
  • 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.
  • Identify and contact physician for medical emergencies.
  • Collaborate with physicians as necessary.

Documentation and Computer Interaction
  • Accurately perform and check charges in EPIC and all tracking documents
  • Track all tests done
  • Function within a networked computerized environment for data collection, review, and report retrieval.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with multiple systems (polysomnographic and positive air pressure, and oxygen delivery systems)
  • Polysomnographic recording archive and maintain database per the department policies and procedures.

Equipment/Lab Maintenance
  • Prepare and maintain sleep lab, equipment, and work environment. This includes the troubleshooting of equipment and technical problems.
  • Taking appropriate precautions to ensure electrical safety and sterilization of contaminated materials (noninvasive).
  • Maintain supply inventories to ensure no outdated, contaminated or compromised equipment or supplies are used.

Knowledge of Patient Populations
  • 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.
  • Identifying 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.

Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications

Education:

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED

Certifications:

Maintain American Heart Association Basic Life Support

Experience:

Minimum Required: Graduate from training program and obtain Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists within 14 months of date of hire.

Background Check Required