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Polysomnography Technician PRN
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Polysomnography Technician PRN
Putnam Community Medical Center, a 99-bed, acute care facility, located at 611 Zeagler Dr, in Palatka, provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

The hospital provides individualized care directed to the specific needs of each patient. Putnam Community Medical Center offers a 10-bed Intensive/Critical Care Unit, Step-Down Care Unit, Cardiac Cath Lab, medical and surgical units, family birthplace center, and a 24-hour emergency department. We also provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Sleep Technology, also called Polysomnographic Technology, is an allied health occupation that embraces a unique body of knowledge and methodological skills. Sleep technologists are professionals who work as part of a team under the general supervision of a licensed physician to assist in the education, evaluation, treatment and follow-up of sleep disorders patients of all ages. These professionals are specially trained to perform Polysomnography and other tests used by a physician to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

*Description:*The RPSGT is responsible for providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and out of center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education.

1. Determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
2. Reviews the patient's history and verify the medical order.
3. Follow sleep center protocols related to the sleep study.
4. When patient arrives, verify identification, collect documents and obtain consent for the study.
5. Explain the procedure and orient the patient for either in center or out of center sleep testing.
6. Select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
7. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
8. Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desentization.
9. Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
10. Perform appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.
11. Follow "light out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemaglobin saturation, respiration and heart rates, etc.).
12. Perform data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct and document artifact.
13. Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes on procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of Polysomnographic results.
14. Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
15. Follow "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeat the physiological and instrument calibrations and instruct the patient on completing the questionnaires, checking for completeness, etc.
16. Score sleep/awake stages by applying professional accepted guidelines.
17. Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.).
18. Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical data.
19. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
20. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation an data download.
21. Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for out of center sleep testing.
22. Demonstrate adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures for all monitoring devices.
23. Demonstrate adherence to AASM scoring parameters for out of center sleep testing; identify artifact, inadequate signals and study failures and generate an accurate report.

**Job:** **Clinical Techs - CV Cath Lab Surg Vasc & Central Sterile*

**Title:** *Polysomnography Technician PRN*

**Location:** *Florida-Palatka-Putnam Community Medical Center*

**Requisition ID:** *26760-1154*

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