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Polysomnographic (Sleep Tech) or Respiratory Therapist

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Performs basic to advanced inpatient and outpatient sleep disorder studies. Studies include preparation and testing of patients as well as data tabulation, test scoring and preparation of reports. Selects and applies special monitoring electrodes, bands, thermistors, and other monitoring probes to appropriate areas of the patient's body. Prepares positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fittings. Schedules and discusses the test process with patients, ensures their knowledge of the process, and answers their questions. Educates physicians and patients on sleep medicine. Follows sleep procedures to establish and document baseline values such as body position, movements, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates.Scores sleep/wake stages and with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.Implements appropriate interventions including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous (CPAP) and bi-level (BIPAP) positive airway pressure and oxygen administration.Performs procedures and therapeutic interventions such as auto servo ventilation (SV) titrations, average volume assured pressure support (AVAPS), multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT).Performs set up and scoring of home sleep tests. Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to recognize and eliminate all artifacts observed during the test.Follows wake procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process e.g. repeat the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires.Sets up video and audio monitoring apparatus.Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and signals. Keeps the equipment in clean operating condition, detecting instrument malfunctions, making minor adjustments, and reporting the need for major repairs. Monitors equipment supply levels and maintains appropriate equipment at hand.Serves as a technical resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff and acts as a resource to staff both at own facility and throughout system. Scheduled Hours

  • Part-time, benefit eligible (5 days every 2 weeks).
  • Hours are 6:30am to 3pm
  • On-call one night/week -and 1 weekend every 8 weeks.
  • *Will consider new grads!*Licenses & CertificationsBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), andPolysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) registration issued by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), orRegistered Sleep Technologist (RST) certification issued by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), orRegistered Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorders Specialty (RRT-SDS) certification issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).DegreesAdvanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program.Required Functional ExperienceTypically requires 2 years of experience in a polysomnographic technician role.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesMust meet the AASM standard of 80% proficient in scoring with interscore reliability.Proficient at sleep study scoring.Ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to develop relationships with patients, physicians and staff both inter and intra-departmentally.Basic computer skills.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Green Bay , Polysomnographic (Sleep Tech) or Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Green Bay, Wisconsin

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