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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 11/22/2016

West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown, WV

Company
West Virginia University Hospital
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
16-1859
AJE Ref #
576022778
Location
Morgantown, WV
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Job Title :

Polysomnography Technologist I (60072)

Department :

Neuro Labs

Reports To:

Martha DiGiovine, Director

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt

Prepared Date:

January 30, 2014



Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

One of the following:

* Graduate of a CAAHEP/CoArc accredited Polysom program

* Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy program

* Have a healthcare credential

* 1 year experience as a Polysom Tech



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

* Current valid CPR certification or certification must be obtained within 60 days of hire date.

* Must obtain designated registry within 18 months of hire as a Polysom Tech to retain employment.



SUMMARY:

Utilizes a variety of specialized technical skills in order to perform sleep studies without direct supervision. Prepares patients for and conducts both routine and specialized sleep studies. Must meet competency standards within 3 months of hire date. Competency requirements include both adult and pediatric patients. Provides the physicians of the Sleep Evaluation Center with the technical data necessary to achieve a diagnosis. Assists in the technical training of house-staff and technician trainees.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Coordinates and prioritizes scheduling of both inpatient and outpatient procedures while ensuring proper document flow and storage according to established departmental guidelines.



Assures the completion of all patient testing procedures within established time frames, as observed by supervision.



Documents procedure performed in the patient chart within established guidelines, as observed by supervision.



Files and completes necessary departmental documentation in an accurate and timely fashion so as to provide necessary historical data, as monitored by supervision.



Submits accurate and timely patient charges, as monitored by supervision.



Obtains necessary information from the clinical record, requisition, or by directly questioning the patient in order to enable the technologist to be aware of any special circumstances involved and to achieve a quality study so as to facilitate the completion of a final report, as monitored by supervision.

Performs sleep studies in accordance with the policy and procedure guidelines of the Sleep Evaluation Center, at the bedside and in critical care areas of the hospital.



Performs sleep studies, without direct supervision, in accordance with policy and procedure guidelines and infection control standards 100% of the time, without infraction, as monitored by supervision.



Assures the accurate recording of the electrical impulses of the neurological system by:

* Exercising a thorough knowledge of the impulses being recorded

* Demonstrating proper set-up for the designated test(s)

* Detecting and eliminating artifact

* Selecting electrode combinations based on the type of study performed

* Describing normal and abnormal clinical manifestations observed during the procedure

* Utilizing a variety of activating procedures

* Interacting with each patient on an individual basis so as to obtain the best cooperative effort possible in accordance with policy and procedure guidelines, as monitored by supervision



Prepare initial data for use by the physician in the formulation of sleep reports according to established departmental guidelines as monitored by supervision.



Informs the patient and family regarding the nature and significance of the procedure to be performed, as observed by supervision.



Accurately observes, records, and reports all patient concerns, symptoms, reactions in a timely manner, as monitored by supervision.



Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department policies and procedures.



MAINTAINS ORDERLINESS AND CLEANLINESS OF THE EQUIPMENT, PROCEDURE ROOMS, AND WORK AREAS OF THE SLEEP EVALUATION CENTER.



Assists in maintaining a daily stock of clean linen and necessary supplies for the patient testing rooms of the Sleep Evaluation Center, as monitored by supervision.



Participates in the cleaning and maintenance of all equipment, detecting instrument malfunctions, making minor adjustments, and reporting the need for any repairs in accordance with policy and procedure guidelines as monitored by supervision.



Cleans and prepares necessary items for the proper sterilization techniques strictly adhering to policy and procedure guidelines and infection control standards 100% of the time as monitored by supervision.



PARTICIPATES IN EDUCATIONAL AND INSERVICE OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUOUSLY WORKING TOWARDS INCREASING THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF PATIENT CARE RENDERED AND ACQUIRING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SLEEP EVALUATION CENTER.



Reviews educational materials on hand on a self-paced basis and meeting other standards of academic performance determined by the department, as monitored by supervision.



Communicates with co-workers and staff to answer any questions as they arise, as monitored by supervision.



Attends educational inservices and workshops on topics related to the services of the Sleep Evaluation Center providing information upon their return so as to share the knowledge gained with other related personnel, as observed by supervision.



Maintains Continuing Education (CEU) requirements as determined by the department, as monitored by supervision.



ASSISTS PHYSICIANS WITH RELATED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.



Performs study or assists with the performance of the research activity as per specific protocol guidelines maintaining proper documentation, as monitored by supervision.



ASSISTS IN PROVIDING INSERVICES REGARDING THE PRINCIPLES OF SLEEP PROCEDURES AND EQUIPMENT OPERATION TO MEMBERS OF THE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL COMMUNITY.



Assists in the instruction and hands-on technical training of trainees, house-staff, and medical staff from both within the institution and from the outside professional medical community providing inservices on the principles of sleep procedures and equipment operation.



Provides information to other healthcare workers and the general public, as monitored by supervision.



Demonstrates regard for the dignity, respect, and safety, of all patients, family members, visitors, and hospital personnel as defined in the philosophy of the organization.



Displays a caring and courteous attitude and represents the hospital in a positive manner to all persons noted above, 100% of the time, as monitored by supervision.



Maintains the confidentiality of patient and unit information without infraction, monitored by supervision.



Promotes and contributes positively to intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationship, monitored by supervision.



Adheres to unit and hospital dress code as observed by supervision, 100% of the time.



Adheres to unit and hospital safety policies and procedures 100% of the time, monitored by supervision.