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Sanford Health Polysomnographic Technologist - Easton Place Clinic in Alexandria, Minnesota

Job Title: Polysomnographic Technologist | Easton Place Clinic | Alexandria

City: Alexandria

State: MN

Department : Regional Services Administration - Clinic - Detroit Lakes

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other

JOB SUMMARY

Performs quality diagnostic polysomnographic (PSG), as well as titration, multiple sleep latency (MSLT), and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) will be performed. Records and provides relevant and accurate data to physicians for diagnostic use in the treatment of patients with sleep/wake disorders.

Educates patients with prescribed therapies. May also follow-up with patients when applicable. May assist in providing education to patients for sleep testing. Calls in for technical troubleshooting as necessary. Responsible for performing either Sleep Study Procedures or Neurological Testing for all patient populations. Understands the testing equipment in detail, including its structure, function, indications for use, physiological effect upon the patient, and basic maintenance/troubleshooting procedures. Understands and is able to apply principles of anatomy and physiology, normal and abnormal, related to procedure performed. Monitors and documents appropriately in medical record per facility guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards and accreditation. Possesses a working knowledge of the disease and pathological conditions encountered. Ability to work with all age groups and those with growth and developmental needs of unique client populations. Performs other department specific duties as required. Dependent on facility and department needs, may also assist in various types of scoring or tabulation of studies.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Uses software tools and technologies for document management. Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders. Makes sure to know organization-wide policy, procedures, and internal experts on confidentiality. Follows pre-established patient safety guidelines. Follows hospital procedures to educate patients and caregivers on conditions and treatments. Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed. Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM). Cites ways to assess symptoms, identify respiratory problems and plan appropriate treatment methods. Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions as needed. Assists in documentation of medical histories, symptoms, and vital signs for assigned patients.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

This is a full time 72 hours a pay period working 12 hour day and night shifts. No holidays or weekends.

Working in North Dakota (ND) and Minnesota (MN), current licensure as a Respiratory Therapist is required in both states.

QUALIFICATIONS

Possess basic knowledge of sleep disorders, electrical safety, with the skill to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for patient care. Graduate of an accredited program for Electroneurodiagnostic Technology or Respiratory Technology.

Eligible to register with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Will consider eligibility to register with American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as well. Possess or obtain registry as a Respiratory Therapist (RT), Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) within two years of the date of hire into position.

Working in North Dakota (ND), current licensure as a Respiratory Therapist is required. Obtain and maintain mandatory continuing education units (CEU) each year to maintain licensure.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within 60 days of employment.

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City: Alexandria

State: MN

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD08617

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