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Polytechnologist II

Location: Aiea, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 758630 Date posted: 12/27/2018
Description:
Under general supervision of clinical director (M.D. or D.O.) or designee, provides comprehensive evaluation & treatment of sleep disorders which may involve polysomnography, diagnostic & therapeutic services or patient care & education.

Essential Functions:
- Collects, analyzes & integrates patient information to identify & meet patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, emotional/physiological status regarding testing procedure, medical/social history), & determine testing parameters/procedures in conjunction w/ ordering physician or clinical director & laboratory protocols.
- Completes & verifies documentation.
- Explains pre-testing, testing, & post-testing procedures to patient.
- Prepares & calibrates polysomnographic equipment to determine proper functioning. Applies electrodes & sensors according to accepted published standards. Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals. Makes adjustments, if necessary.
- Follows procedural protocols [Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Maintenance of Wakefulness Test , parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
- Follows lights out procedures to establish & document baseline values (body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory & heart rates, etc.).
- Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Makes adjustments, if necessary.
- Documents routine observations, including sleep stages & clinical events, changes in procedure, & significant events to facilitate scoring & interpretation of polysomnographic results.
- Implements appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety & therapeutic intervention such as continuous & bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
- Follows lights on procedures to verify integrity of collected data & complete data collection process (repeats physiological & instrument calibrations & instructs patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
- Oversees & performs difficult & unusual polysomnographic procedures & therapeutic interventions.
- Scores sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
- Scores clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) according to laboratory specific protocols.
- Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake & clinical event data.
- Performs routine & complex equipment care & maintenance. Evaluates sleep study related equipment & inventory.
- Responds to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
- Complies w/ Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) Standards of Conduct.
- Performs positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
- Participates in established Quality Assurance, Improvement & Assessment Programs.
- Participates in the application for sleep laboratory accreditation/re-accreditation process, as requested.
- Orients & trains new-hires Polysomnographic Technologists. Orients & assists w/ training of Sleep Lab Technicians I & II.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum eighteen (18) months of sleep laboratory experience.
Education
- Associate's degree with emphasis in polysomnography, OR successful completion of polysomnography program of no less than one (1) year of duration associated with state licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
- Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
 
Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated advance knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology related to respiration and sleep.
- Proficient with non-invasive positive airway pressure treatment modality.
- Demonstrated ability to score studies.
- Proficient with computerized PSG system, non-invasive positive airway pressure treatment modality.
- Demonstrated proficiency in testing and collecting polysomnographic data of adult patients.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, results orientation, teamwork, written communication, and organization.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing and spreadsheet PC applications.



Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A

Primary Location: Hawaii,Aiea,Pearlridge Medical Offices 98-1005 Moanalua Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Pulmonary / Respiratory Therapy Department: Pulmonology-After Hours Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Rehab Services Careers

In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

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