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Requisition Number 17-0002
Post Date 2/8/2017
Employment Type Part Time, No benefits
Location Kingsport
FLSA Non-Exempt
Title Polysomnographer I
City kingsport
State TN
Description The Polysomnographer I works under the direction of a physician, administers various sleep studies in order to diagnose the type and extent of sleep disorders. Performs routine patient assessments, scores sleep records, documents other test results, and collects and transmits biological specimens for analysis.

Main Responsibilities:
• Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc).
• Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
• Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
• Score sleep/wake stages by applying AASM guidelines.
• Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to AASM guidelines.
• Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Service Management and Professional Issues
• Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
• Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
• Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
• Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification and Allied Health License.
• Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.
• Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
• Respond to study participant’s procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
• Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
• Comply with the BRPT Standards of Conduct
• Responsible for attaching electrodes and monitors to patients who are participating in a sleep study.
• Monitors the patient throughout the sleep study and documents observations, collects data from various monitors and reports this information to the physician.
• Responsible for CPAP titration and oxygen therapy when applicable.
• Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures
in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
• Complete and verify documentation.
• Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Requirements Education/Experience/Knowledge:
• High School Diploma or equivalent required
• Successful completion of a polysomnography program associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility
• The position requires night shift and every other weekend.
• Previous experience preferred.
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