Polysomnographic Technologist - Sleep Center - Defiance Regional Hospital - Per Diem - Nights
ProMedica's Mission is to improve your health and well-being. That's evident the minute you walk through the doors of ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital. Located about 60 miles southwest of Toledo in Defiance, Ohio, our facility was constructed in 2002 and designed to promote a healing environment. It also has state-of-the-art technology and private rooms that feel like a home away from home.
Being a community-based hospital, we also have a professional office building where you'll find many primary and specialty doctors. In addition, we're a critical-access hospital and accredited by the Joint Commission, the industry leader in setting healthcare standards. We're also an accredited Chest Pain Center and Level III trauma center.
A Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director (MD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Staff Technician and may provide supervision of other staff.
Primary Duties: essential duties are denoted with ►
► 1. Provides age-appropriate care to all children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients/clients/families served in a manner that embodies body, mind, and spirit.
► 2. Employs critical thinking skills and sound judgment in all aspects of care. Makes modifications in patient care based on evaluation and continuing assessments.
► 3. Performs all interventions/procedures within job scope and specific field of specialty in accordance with standards of care, policies & procedures, regulatory guidelines, and role specific competencies specifically: Routine, non-routine and complex recordings such as CPAP, Bi-level, split night studies, seizure studies, REM behavior studies, MSLT testing, scoring all records, routine PSG recordings & Oxygen Titrations.<br /> ► 4. Follows proper chain of command when issues/problems arise and demonstrates appropriate follow-through. Displays professionalism at all times and maintains patient confidentiality.
► 5. Collaborates with all members of the health care team to promote a seamless patient care continuum.
► 6. Initiates emergency care as necessary and maintains BCLS. Stays current in field of specialty by actively participating in continuing education and maintaining certifications and annual competencies. Acquires 10 CEU’s per year or 50 CEU’s over a period of 5 years. Actively participates in orienting new staff and contributes to the growth of others.
7. Performs all other duties as assigned.
General Information/Qualifications: essential qualifications are denoted with ►
► 1. Customer Service: Identifies and acts on the needs of both internal and external customers in a positive, polite, compassionate, and timely manner. Recognizes and respects both personal and cultural differences and adjusts service to reflect diverse needs. Remains calm and stays focused on the customer despite difficult situations or customer behavior. Represents system in a positive manner.
► 2. Integrity: Adheres to ethical, moral, and legal standards. Understands and follows PHS compliance policies. Knows
how to report potential compliance breaches. Is trustworthy. Takes responsibility for work. Consistently delivers on commitments.
► 3. Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills: Builds effective relationships. Is cooperative. Treats others with respect, courtesy, and honesty. Respects, values, and actively supports the contributions and diversity of all team members.
► 4. Flexibility/Adaptability: Willingly adjusts to changing situations and needs. Handles stress in a professional and appropriate way. Exhibits flexibility in scheduling and assignments.
► 5. Problem Solving/Judgment: Takes ownership of problems and makes informed decisions. Uses facts and data to seek appropriate solutions. Considers the impact of potential solutions on others. Requests assistance and approval for solutions as necessary. Builds experiences to prevent problems from recurring.
► 6. Work Habits/Productivity: Gets the job done and achieves quality results. Shows interest and commitment to job responsibility. Uses time effectively. Pays attention to details; is able to work independently. Adheres to professional image, policies, guidelines, and principles. Uses equipment, supplies, technology, and other resources appropriately. Communicates in a positive, clear, and professional manner.
► High school diploma or equivalent.
► BCLS at time of hire.
Demonstrates skills for solving problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where standardization may not always exist.
Demonstrates skills for measurement, calculations, reading charts, graphs and scoring.
Demonstrates critical reasoning skills in order to make safe judgments, evaluate relevancy of data for critical decision making, identify needs for changes in customer and work related issues, integrate and apply theory to practice (i.e., identify needs, establish goals, select appropriate interventions and evaluate outcomes).
Employee must demonstrate ability to: Read, Write, Interpret data, and possess basic computer skills.
Employees must be able to communicate effectively in both interpersonal and group settings, to interact with other employees, physicians, supervisors, volunteers, customers, visitors, students, and members of the public.
Employees must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment and prompt completion of all employment responsibilities. The role of all employees require flexibility, compassion, integrity, motivation, interpersonal skills, concern for other and the ability to function in periodic stress inherent in health care settings.
At least 12 months experience in Polysomnography; credentialed in sleep.
RPSGT – Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
If not Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, evidence of enrollment to obtain sleep credential. Must maintain registration.
Registration may be obtained in one of the following ways:
• Completes the A-Step online modules
• Completes a CAAHCP accredited Sleep Training Program
• Completes an Electro Neuro Diagnostic Program
• Completes a Respiratory Therapy add-on Track for Sleep Technology
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org/about-promedica
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, familial or marital status, genetics, or any other legally protected category. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a job with ProMedica, please contact email@example.com
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