University of Rochester Sleep Technologist-Level II in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 36 hours Grade 090 GCHaS Ped Sleep & Wellness Ctr

Schedule

6:30PM-7AM; WKENDS/HOL; SCHEDULE VARIES BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Polysomnographic Technician exercises skill, knowledge and judgment in the principles and methods of polysomnography. The technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis under physician’s orders. The technician works independently, is able to problem solve equipment problems, performs specialized procedures and is capable of generating a report that accurately summarizes all parameters of the polysomnogram. Has knowledge of sleep/wake physiology and sleep pathology as it occurs in the laboratory setting. Ensures quality data and patient safety.

Responsibilities:

  • Competent in PSG, CPAP and more advanced studies (BiLevel titrations, Split Night and Seizure hookups).Note:CPAP is limited in Pediatrics
  • Able to perform MSLT and MWT testing.Note:MWT is not performed in Pediatrics
  • Consistently meets Quality Assurance standards of 75% reduction of respiratory events in CPAP and BiLevel Titration.Note:CPAP limited in Pediatrics
  • Improving accuracy regarding sleep staging and event and arousal interpretation
  • Has beginning recognition of cardiac rhythm abnormalities
  • May begin introduction to scoring of studies
  • Demonstrates more advanced troubleshooting skills – understanding limitations of software and potential issues that can arise
  • Prepares to take Registry exam
  • Using EMBLA (software and hardware) locate patient record, review history, data and test order verification.

Requirements:

High School diploma and 1-3 years’ experience in health care field preferred. Prefer Associates Degree in Polysomnography. Must be an entry Level I Polysomnographic Technician for six months to one (1) year (if no prior experience in Polysomnographic Technology (PSGT)) and completion of Accredited Sleep Technology Education Program (ASTEP) program.NYS authorization eligible; must become registered in Polysomnography with in first 6 months of employment. Must be Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Sleep Technologist-Level II

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 201902

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time