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Polysomnography Technician

Requisition R116057 Market Oregon, Ohio Department Sleep Lab - Mercy St. Charles Shift All Schedule Part-time

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Location: St. Charles Hospital

Shift: Per Diem

SUMMARY:

Performs basic and advanced Polysomnography and related tasks. Scores and analyzes Polysomnographic data. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

5% - Calibrates all equipment necessary for PSG recording including oximeter, polygraph, CO2 monitor, etc.

5% - Interacts with patients to obtain vital signs, pertinent medical sleep history, and responds to basic patient needs and requests. Provides basic information to patients on equipment and recording procedures.

20% - Attached electrodes and other recording devices to patients undergoing sleep studies according to standardized procedures. Removes and cleans all such devices at the completion of sleep study.

30% - Monitors PSG collection computers and make appropriate adjustments to produce quality PSC recordings free of artifact. Records observations of patient activities and technologist interventions. Able to troubleshoot as necessary to resolve problems with equipment/recordings.

10% - Scores sleep records for sleep stages, respiratory events, limb movements, and other parameters. Meets department standards for interscorer reliability.

20% - Titrates PAP devices and O2 during sleep study for optimal resolution of respiratory events and nocturnal desaturations.  Conducts CPAP training and desensitization prior to start of CPAP study.

3% - Records written documentation of patient activity in patient’s Sleep Center chart or electronic collection file.

2% - Maintains clean and orderly work area and cleans equipment per department policies. Replenishes supplies used in all phases of sleep study as needed.

5% - Stays current in the field of sleep technology by participation in the continuing education activities required for AASM accreditation.

The above is intended to describe the general content and functions of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. The job description is subject to continual revisions as needed for patient care. Due to the services and care provided by this institution, personnel may be requested to serve in related capacities as determined by their qualifications in a different unit, department, and campus, in an effort to not disrupt patient care and continue to provide a safe environment to our patients. All employees are expected to follow Mercy Health policies and procedures, maintain high standards of safe work performance, and maintain good attendance and punctuality.

EDUCATION:

Required minimum education:  Highschool Diploma or GED

Preferred education: Vocational/Technical Degree  -   Science

*Combination of post-secondary education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

Licensure and Certifications:

Required: Registered, Board of Polysomnographic Technologists

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum years and type of experience: Commensurate with RPsgT Certification

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: BLS certification, operate computers as basic level; must be able to take patient weight, height, blood pressure

This position requires the incumbent to demonstrate proficiency in clinical skills for patients in the following age categories (check all that differ from main job description):

Infant, 1-12 months

Child, 1-12 years

Adolescent, 13-17 years

Adult, 18-64 years

Geriatric, 65 years and older

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Performs repetitive tasks/motions
  • Hears, alarm bells, telephone, and other sounds
  • Hears normal conversation
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Have clarity of vision: Near (<20”)
  • Have clarity of vision: Mid (>20”- 20’)
  • Have clarity of vision: Far (>20’)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Please indicate the activity’s level of frequency that applies to this position using the following frequency scale:

1 = Not at all within shift (0%),

2 = Occasionally within shift (1-33%),

3 = Frequently within shift (34-66%),

4 = Continuously within shift (67-100%);

  • Standing - 3
  • Walking - 3
  • Sitting - 3
  • Balancing - 2
  • Reaching above head – 2
  • Lift/Carry up to > 50- <100lbs - 2
  • Lift above shoulder - 2
  • Climbing - 1
  • Bending - 3
  • Twist at waist - 2
  • Push/Pull with force <50lbs - 3
  • Reaching above shoulder – 2
  • Lift from floor level up - 3
  • Lift above head - 2
  • Crouching/Squatting - 2
  • Crawling - 2
  • Kneeling -2
  • Push/Pull with force >50 lbs - 2
  • Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs - 2
  • Lift from waist level up - 2
  • Driving- 1

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reads and interprets written/oral instructions.
  • Sets and meets deadlines, prioritizes work and works independently.
  • Identifies and understands issues and problems.
  • Exams data and draws logical conclusions demonstrating the ability to apply high levels of critical thinking and understanding.
  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of oral or written communications.
  • Makes decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
  • Organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to change.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • General Office environment: works generally at a desk with well-lighted, air-conditioned office area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.
  • Potential exposure to infectious organisms.
  • May be constantly interrupted; requiring changing from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • May have periods of constant interruption.
  • Prolonged periods of working alone may occur.  

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

0.01

Work Shift:

All

Department:

Sleep Lab - Mercy St. Charles

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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