Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 7/21/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

***Polysomnographic Tech Per Diem

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs polysomnography data acquisition and scores results

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understands the basic montage and sets up patients and equipment accurately and quickly.
  • Is able to perform all sleep study modes in accordance with the policy and procedure manual with no supervision.
  • Interacts appropriately and in a helpful manner with patients to extract and record pertinent observations for the record.
  • Performs ongoing physiological and psychological assessment of the patient and integrates this new information with the past record.
  • Scores sleep stages, sleep apnea, hypopnea, and nocturnal myoclonus and recognizes certain EEG and EKG abnormalities and artifacts consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Applies and adjusts CPAP according to the procedure manual and in a manner that promotes maximum acceptance by the patients.
  • Responds quickly and appropriately to medical emergencies that may arise during sleep studies.
  • Maintains an inventory of all equipment and reports shortages early enough to prevent stock outs.
  • Calibrates and maintains all equipment necessary for sleep monitoring to allow for complete and accurate tests.
  • Cleans and disinfects all equipment and maintains logbook in a timely manner.
  • Develops and continues to improve communications with physicians involved in ordering and interpreting sleep disorder tests.
  • Maintains accurate record of sleep studies and results according to ASDC standards.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting and corrects deficiencies to prevent loss of test time in the lab.
  • Reads, reviews and shares with others in the Sleep Lab current literature and changes in sleep research.
  • Represents the department by planning, developing, and presenting educational programs to the public.
  • Executes accurate studies for pediatric, special needs, adult, and geriatric patient populations by applying principles unique to each of the groups.
  • Actively participates in department process improvement program.
  • Strictly adheres to Universal Precautions procedures
  • Performs other duties as may be required

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance and punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

Quality:

  • Participated as a member of the healthcare team to ensure quality services.
  • Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.
  • Attends Staff Meetings
  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work by participating in the Quality Improvement activities for the department.
  • Responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills using available resources (i.e.: Steward University, inservices, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS:

  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Knowledge:

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: inservices, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and inservices and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Required Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Completion from a recognized Polysomnography Training Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification or Registration as a Respiratory Therapist or Registration as a Polysomnographer or one year experience as a polysomnography technician.

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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