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Polysomnographic Tech

Company: CHI St. Luke's Health-Patients Medical Center
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: Patients Medical Center (PMC) provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services-wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women's services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders. Provides care to those suffering from acute and chronic respiratory problems; Performs physiological studies of sleep and sleep related disorders; explains procedures to patients, places, attaches, and Operates equipment, and monitors signals during tests. The position administers questionnaires, completes technician reports, photographs patients and records observations. Responsibilities: Achieves operational duties in administrative Functions, patient education, diagnostic assessment, therapeutic intervention, polysomnography study scoring, and polysomnography study reporting Knowledge and skill in the use of digital sleep study equipment utilizing various sensors and monitors designed for sleep disordered breathing detection Proficiency in use of digital sleep study equipment designed to detect stages of sleep and sleep arousals, and periodic limb movement Fit and apply CPAP and Bi-Level positive pressure patient interface devices for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Devices include nasal masks, headgear, full-face masks and nasal prongs Progression to Bi-Level positive pressure therapy as indicated by continued respiratory events, including intolerance of high level CPAP pressures, central events, not responsive to CPAP, hypopnea events not responsive to CPAP Apply supplemental oxygen therapy with oxygen delivery devices in treatment of hypoxemia without apparent respiratory events for baseline oxygen saturation correction during stage wake, sleep or in conjunction with positive pressure therapy in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing Qualifications: Education and Licensure: Associate's degree or completion of a respiratory care program or an appropriate sleep study certification Registered Polysomnography Technologist--- (RPSGT) or Certified Polysomnography Technician (CPSGT) as issued by the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (BRPT); or Certified Respiratory Therapist - Sleep Disorder Specialist (CRT-SDS) or Registered Respiratory Therapist - Sleep Disorder Specialist (RRT-SDS) as issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) as issued by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ASBM). BLS or CPR required at BSLMC, Woodlands and Lakeside location Minimum Experience: One (1) year experience

Keywords: CHI St. Luke's Health-Patients Medical Center, Pasadena , Polysomnographic Tech, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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