PSG Technologist CHS Sleep Services

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Dec 21, 2017
Part time Healthcare

Job Description

Location Details:  Will be providing coverage at multiple locations as needed.
Job Summary
Performs all procedures that electrographically record sleep and its associated phenomena, including the application of patient monitoring devices and the calibrations of recording instruments in accordance with established AASM standard protocols.

Essential Functions
  • Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs and determines final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician and laboratory protocols.
  • Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing and determines proper function and makes adjustments if needed.
  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition; monitors study tracing quality and ensures signals are artifact free. Identifies, corrects and documents signal abnormalities.
  • Performs routine positive airway pressure mask fitting.
  • Assist in the training of new technician/technologist.
  • Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations and ensures proper signals and make adjustments if needed.
  • Documents routine observations and completes and verifies documentation.
  • Recognizes life-threatening abnormalities and reacts competently in stressful and critical situations.
  • Scores polysomnograph and computer generated records, based on ASDA and Rechtshaffer and Kales scoring criteria.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, or arrange for the provision of appropriate care, for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric, population of patients.
  • Adheres to quality control, infection control and quality assurance guidelines for equipment and the work area.
  • Annually reviews and follows to administrative, personnel and departmental policies.
Physical Requirements
Work requires frequent sitting and standing. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Education, Experience and Certifications
High school diploma or GED required. Associate's Degree with an emphasis in polysomnography or completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency in all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technician required. Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist required. North Carolina Board of Medicine RPSGT License required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA is required.

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer