The Polysomnography Tech 1, under the direction of the Manager, monitors a patient?s sleep for the diagnostic analysis of sleep related disorders, and performs therapeutic polygraphic procedures. Monitors multi-physiologic parameters over prolonged periods. Communicates and educates patients and families regarding sleep disorders and treatments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Performs polysomnographic studies in a clinical setting, including oxygen and nasal continuous positive airway pressure titrations. Scores studies and formulates reports for physician interpretation. Documents all pertinent patient events according to department policy. Communicates instructions, results, and relative information to patients, physicians, and family members. Calibrates and performs routine and troubleshooting maintenance on equipment, contacting manufacturers for repairs as needed. Notifies proper personnel for equipment problems. Cleans all equipment ensuring infection control. Provides expertise for difficult-to-fit nasal, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) patients. Trains respiratory personnel on proper mask fit techniques. Consults with sleep Physicians regarding testing results and toleration to therapies. Assists with development and maintenance of policies and procedures. Participates in community service through sleep apnea screening.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
General understanding of Polysomnographic Care modalities, therapies, equipment and medications. Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate. Must be able to work under stressful conditions. Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to maintain and troubleshoot audio and video equipment. General computer skills, including but not limited to: typing, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Facility / Location: Scott & White Hospital - Waco, Texas
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!