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Polysomnographic Tech I - Mequon Sleep Center

Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted
20 Sep 2022
  • Performs inpatient and outpatient sleep disorder studies. Studies include preparation and testing of patients.
  • Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and signals.
  • 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.
  • Follows sleep procedures to establish and document baseline values such as body position, movements, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates.
  • Assists with scoring 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.
  • Assist with 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 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. 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.
  • Schedules and discusses the test process with patients, ensures their knowledge of the process, and answers their questions. Educates physicians and patients on sleep medicines.

Scheduled Hours

Mequon Sleep Center.
3 x 12 hour shifts (6:45pm-6:45am).   
Open nights to pick from are Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (any 3 of those nights).

Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 30 days, and
  • Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) registration issued by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) needs to be obtained within 2 years, or
  • Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) certification issued by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) needs to be obtained within 2 years, or
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorders Specialty (RRT-SDS) certification issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) needs to be obtained within 2 years.

Degrees

Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program.

Required Functional Experience

No experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Basic computer skills.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 717213737-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Advocate Aurora Health
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application