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Sleep Technologist

Company:
Grant Regional Health Center
Location:
Lancaster, Wisconsin, 53813, United States
Posted:
November 30, 2016
Description:

TITLE: Sleep Technologist part-time with *EEG Technologist (preferred)*

DEPARTMENT: Respiratory/Sleep Study

POSITION STATUS: Part-time position (30 hours/week). Sleep studies typically conducted at night and readings/scoring done during day so this position requires availability of night and day hours. Benefit eligible position!

*We seek a Sleep Technologist and an added bonus is an individual who also can also perform EEG’s. Our sleep lab is pending accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)!

JOB SUMMARY : Under the direction of the Outpatient Manager, performs various polysomnograms and other sleep disorder tests. 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. Scores studies. Studies may be conducted in home or in sleep lab.

DUTIES: Knowledgeable of common sleep disorders and treatment options Knowledgeable of Sleep Lab/EEG equipment, its function and purpose, including calibration Conducts all necessary paperwork and procedures for prior authorization of procedures with a number of insurance companies, if necessary Reviews patient's medical history, allergies, current medications, patient questionnaire Explains procedures to patient before, during and after sleep study/EEG Performs patient set-up: attaches electrodes and monitors to patient according to accepted standards Monitors patient via video for any unusual sleep behaviors Records observations of patient throughout the sleep/EEG study at specific time intervals and as appropriate Ensures signals are received on the computer, all monitors are recording data throughout the sleep study Ability to gather artifact-free polysomnographic data; trouble shoots any artifacts and provides correction Ability to recognize normal and abnormal sleep/EEG patterns Ability to correctly interpret physiologic tracings and to quickly make a decision to intervene regarding an emergency situation or potential for an emergency situation Knowledgeable of protocols for CPAP/Bi-level therapy Knowledgeable of protocols for oxygen therapy Scores various aspects of the sleep study according to established guidelines and sends to physician for interpretation Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient's safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors Maintains and operates all Sleep Lab equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests Sleep Lab equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently Maintains a good working relationship with other departments Communicates clearly and concisely with the Sleep Lab Medical Director and referring physicians Treats patients and families with respect and dignity Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Stays current in field through continuing education, seminars, professional journals and societies Documentation meets current standards and policies Ensures patient forms and billing information is completed in an expedient manner Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages including pediatric through geriatric Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS :

High School graduate and Associates degree in electroneurodiagnostic technology or a certificate in END technology from a CAAHEP accredited program

Sleep Technologist – completion of a polysomnography program or one year experience in EEG, or respiratory therapy.Responsible for preforming in-lab polysomnographic studies as well as HSAT (home sleep apnea testing) studies.Knowledge of and adherence to AASM guidelines for an accreditation ready sleep lab

Registered in sleep technology or accepted to sit for the registry examination through National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT)

EEG Technologist – performing diagnostic EEGs. Completion of electroneurodiagnostic (END) program or completion of a 1 year CAAHEP accredited END program. Registry of the registration exams by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologist (ABRET)

Previous hospital (outpatient and inpatient) experience preferred

Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license

We are located in BEAUTIFUL, scenic, and peaceful Southwest Wisconsin. The rolling hills offer lots of opportunity for the sports enthusiast (biking, hiking, running/walking). Arts and culture opportunities are many as well. The Mississippi river is literally 15 minutes from our hospital and offers fantastic boating, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing and amazing fishing too! Ski resorts within 30 minutes of our facility. Madison WI is 1.5 hours, Dubuque IA is 30 minutes, Chicago IL is 3.5 hours we're in the heart of the Tri-States!

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

Sleep Tech: 1 year

EEG: 1 year