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Lead Sleep Technologist

  • Job ID: 893896556
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Chautauqua at WCA
  • Department: Sleep Lab 9_1_10
  • Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.06 to $38.18 / hour

Description

Sleep Technologists are eligible for up to a $8,000 sign on bonus! 

 

Purpose:
Assist with the coordination of a wide range of clinical and educational activities for adult inpatients and outpatients with sleep disordered breathing. Measure electrical activity of patient's brain waves and other physiological variables, using polysomnograph, to aid physician in diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Supervise the daily operations of the Sleep Lab.
  • Operate closed circuit television camera to observe patient during test and to record patients sleep activities.
  • Enter data into computer and write report incorporating patient's medical history, completed patient questionnaires, previous and current polysomnogram information, presence and type of abnormality, and other information for analysis.
  • Apply surface electrodes to patient's head, using adhesive paste or tape, to obtain electroencephalogram (EEG) measurement and applies other combinations of sensors and electrodes to patient to obtain measurements such as electromyogram (EMG), electoroculogram (EOG), electrocardiogram (EKG), air flow respiratory effort, and oxygen saturation, as requested by physician and following established procedures.
  • Study characteristics of completed polysomnogram tracings and summarize data showing stages of sleep, abnormal breathing events, periodic leg movements, arrhythmias, and other information, applying knowledge of polysomnograph testing principles.
  • Measure durations of brain waves recorded on polysomnograms, using millimeter ruler.
  • Operate polysomnograph equipment to record electrical activity of brain waves and other physiological variables and record notes on graph to eliminate from consideration physiological measurements caused by such activities as patient opening eyes, turning head, or turning body.
  • Study polysomnogram to recognize arrhythmias and abnormal respiratory patterns and call physician or other emergency personnel if needed.

 

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Five years polysomnography experience required


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • 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.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT) OR Registered Polysomnographic Technologist OR Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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