Seeking Traveling RPSGT VA and MD
MedBridge Healthcare Reston, VA
- Posted: over a month ago
We are seeking a Full Time Traveling RPSGT - Must travel between Virginia and Maryland and be licensed in both states!
A Polysomnographic Technologist/Technician works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O.) 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 the duties defined for a sleep technician** and is able to provide oversight of other sleep center staff. The sleep technologist is credentialed in sleep technology.
Gather and Analyze Patient Information
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), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols
Complete and verify documentation
Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient
Testing Preparation Procedures
Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
Verify patient video recording(s) is operating properly per laboratory standard protocol
Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and adjust as necessary.
Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
Follow procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact- free and make adjustments, if necessary.
Document observations every 20 minutes on recording and in technical comments to include: sleep stage, clinical events, position changes, pressure changes, SaO2 values, heart rate, and respiratory rate, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols.
Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Service Management and Professional Issues
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance
Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory
Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification
Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills
Demonstrate appropriate social skills
Respond to study participant’s procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
Comply with the ABSM Standards of Conduct
Dress Code: Well-fitting scrubs or business casual with a lab coat
Continuum of Patient Care During the shift: Continuity of patient care must be provided in a coordinated manner. If one technician must pass patient care to another technician, the receiving technician must acknowledge acceptance of that care and document the exchange in accordance with the MedBridge Continuum of Care policy.
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