Polysomnography Technician

  • 01 Sleep Center Department
  • Full-time - D/N - 10 hours
  • Allied Health
  • FTE: 1
  • Req #: 21348
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    • The Polysomnography Technician, under the general supervision of a Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) and department Medical Director, provides evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education.
    • Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy or Neuro-diagnostics program; or one (1) year sleep lab experience with documented competency proficiency. Must become registered as a Polysomnography Technologist within one (1) year of becoming a Polysomnography Technician.
    • Experience: N/A
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: If Respiratory Practitioner, must possess current registration with the MN Board of Medical Practice.  BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
    • Education: N/A
    • Experience: N/A
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration: If Neuro-diagnostics Technician, registration by American Board of Electroencephalography is preferred.
    • Ability to use sound professional judgement and accept responsibility and accountability for decisions and outcomes; to follow complex oral and written instruction; to complete work within given time parameters; to support St. Lukes goals and objectives.

      READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Advanced Skills: Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
      • Ability to lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds and do bending, lifting, reaching and walking. Frequent standing, reaching, balancing, and walking. Occasional sits, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Specific visual abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

        Stand - Frequently 1/3-2/3 (2.5-5.5 hours)
      • Walk - Frequently 1/3-2/3 (2.5-5.5 hours)
      • Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5-8 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

      • Subject to hazards of chemical vapors, which may include skin contact

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