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Sleep Technician I Sleep Lab Nights

Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Overview

7:00 pm - 7:30 AM.

20% night shift differential.

Develops competency in and performs the basics of Polysomnographic testing and associated interventions under direct supervision of a Technologist.

Responsibilities

--- Reviews patient's history, verifies the medical order and protocol.

--- Verifies patient identification, collects documents, and obtains consent for the study.

--- Follows sleep center protocols related to the sleep study.

--- Explains the procedure and orients the patient to the Sleep Center.

--- Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning.

--- Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.

--- Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals.

--- Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting, and titration of CPAP and BIPAP.

--- Follows procedural protocols under the direction and supervision of a Technologist or Technician.

--- Performs appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and makes required adjustments.

--- Follows "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values including body position, oxy-hemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.

--- Performs data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identifies, corrects (if possible) and reports signal abnormalities.

--- Documents routine observations, changes in procedure and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.

--- Assists with interventions including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention as appropriate during the study.

--- Follows "lights on" procedures to verify inegrity of collected data and complete the data collection process.

--- Acquires and demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

--- Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

--- High School diploma or GED plus six (6) months of direct patient care experience; or one (1) year of post-secondary education; or current enrollment in an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography.

--- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

--- Ability to use good judgment.

--- Able to deal appropriately with emergency medical situations.

--- Good interpersonal skills.

--- Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.

--- Demonstrate ability to follow direction.

--- Possess basic computer skills.

--- Ability to recognize and observe privacy and confidentiality.

--- Familiarity with laboratory equipment or analysis of physiological data (EEG, EKG, respiration, etc.) preferred.

Required Licensure/Certifications

--- Maintain current or ability to obtain certification in Basic Life Support

--- Enrollment/participation in American Academy of Sleep Medicine A-Step program or equivalent

Keywords: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, New England , Sleep Technician I Sleep Lab Nights, Professions , Lebanon, Northeast

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