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Sleep Technologist/ Registered Polysomnographic Tech

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description: How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. -The Registered Polysomnographic Tech, of the Institute for Sleep-Wake Disorders, performs PSG, MSLT/MWT, HST, and PAP titrations on patients of all ages (infant to geriatric), under the direction of the Ops Mgr, ISWD.Responsibilties: A day in the life of a Registered Polysomnographic Tech -at Hackensack Meridian can be described as follows: -

  • Responsible for reviewing patient data in preparedness for a PSG.
  • Responsible for hooking patient up with electrodes/monitoring equipment needed to records a PSG; and performing pre-PSG equipment calibrations.
  • Monitors patients throughout the PSG, making notations on patient records every half hour.
  • Removes electrodes at the end of the PSG and documents post-PSG findings.
  • Documents dates of completion for each process of interpretation of PSG.
  • Cleans all equipment as indicated by Infection Control.
  • Scores PSG/MSLT/MWT according to the AASM scoring criteria; and forwards all data for interpretation to the reading Physician.
  • Performs inventory on a monthly basis.
  • Collects data for the monthly Performance Improvement reports.
  • Responsible for identifying equipment malfunctions and scheduling proper repair or replacement.
  • Performs the inter-scorer reliability test on a monthly basis.
  • Maintains a neat and clean work environment; cleans all surfaces at the end of their shift.
  • Participates in Journal Club and all staff meetings.
  • Maintains patient charts in proper order; and files in appropriate file.
  • Review Sleep Studies with the Physicians/staff.
  • Performs mask fits and CPAP trials (PAP naps) on patients.
  • Participates in Health fairs.
  • Performs monthly check on Code Cart.
  • Utilizes the Epic hospital system. 20. Assists with the entire Direct Referral process.
  • Assists with the set-up of durable medical equipment on patients.
  • Completes back-ups and typing for interpretation process.
  • Completes mandatory HUMC annual e-Learning.
  • Performs other related tasks as requested by Manager/Administration to maintain department operations.Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • High school diploma or GED. -Licenses and Certifications Required:
      • Polysomnography, Technologist License.
      • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. -Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
        • Registered Polysomnography Technologist Cerfication. -If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack , Sleep Technologist/ Registered Polysomnographic Tech, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey

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