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Sleep Technologist

Company: Dent Neurologic Group LLP
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Dent Neurologic Institute is committed to excellence in all we do. Our culture is built on 4 key pillars: respect, quality, productivity, and well-being. By remaining dedicated to these values and the overall mission, we are dedicated to making a difference for both patients and colleagues. When you join the Dent team, you can take advantage of a variety of benefits: Work-Life Balance Medical, Dental & Vision Plans Life Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Critical Illness, Accident, & Legal Plans Wellness Program Learning & Development Opportunities Paid Time Off Paid Holidays Free Onsite Parking at All Locations Working Schedule: Overnight shift, 2-4 days/week, 10 hours/day. Including Weekends Required Education & Experience: Active New York State Licensed as PSGT or RRT Certification required Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one (1) year duration OR an accredited education program leading to an Associates Degree with an emphasis in polysomnography. Responsibilities: Gather and Analyze Patient Information Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request and study protocol. Complete and verify documentation. Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the Dent Sleep Disorders Center. Tests Preparation Procedures Prepares and calibrates the equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary. Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary. Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting. Polysomnographic Procedures Follows procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MLST), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnias studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data. Follows "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc. Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary. Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results. Implements appropriate interventions, including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention that may include continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc. Follows "lights on procedures to verify the integrity of collected data and completes the data collection process; i.e. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc. 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. Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic inventions. Polysomnographic Record Scoring Assists with scoring sleep/awake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines. Assists with scoring clinical events such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc. with center-specific protocols. Assists with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/awake and clinical event data. EEO Statement: DENT Neurologic Institute is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Dent prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, marital or family status, military service or status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We require applications to be completed online. 2-4 nights/week, 10 hours/shift 20-40 hours/week

Keywords: Dent Neurologic Group LLP, Buffalo , Sleep Technologist, Other , Buffalo, New York

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