Job Description

Job Title: Sleep Tech ~Temporary
Job ID: 698808
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Hours: Work varioius shifts as needed for testing
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: SLEEP LAB
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

Purpose:
A sleep technologist works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide 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. A sleep technologist is able to perform all basic functions of the lab and is credentialed in sleep technology.

Responsibilities:
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. - Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation. - Demonstrate computer skills appropriate for the position. - Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. - Demonstrate appropriate social skills. - Demonstrate customer service skills. - Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision. - Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  • Folllow HIPAA policies to maintain the privacy and security of patient information. - Demonstrate ability to follow direction. - Respond to sleep patients' procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information. - Provide patient education utilizing sleep center specific protocols. - Adhere to sleep center policies related to quality assurance. - Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory. - Review and evaluate sleep studies and provide feedback to staff. - Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy. - Comply with professional standards of conduct.
  • Sleep Study Preparation and Set-up - Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history). - Determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols. - Review the patient's history and verify the medical order. - Follow sleep center protocols related to the sleep study. - When patient arrives, verify identification, collect documents and obtain consent for the study.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient for either in center or out of center sleep testing. - Select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary. - Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. - Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization. - Assist with research projects as requested.
  • 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. - Perform appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments. - Follow 'lights out' procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Graduate from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) preferred. Sleep credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), the American Board of Sleep Medicine (RST) or the National Board of Respiratory Care (CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS) required. One year polysomnography training/experience required
  • OR
  • Graduate from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) required. Sleep credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), the American Board of Sleep Medicine (RST) or the National Board of Respiratory Care (CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS) within 18 months of employment required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance or Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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