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Polysomn Tech Trainee - PRN

Company: Sovah Health - Martinsville
Location: Martinsville
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

SOVAH Health - MartinsvilleMartinsville, VA.Who We Are:People are our passion and purpose. -Come to work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health - Martinsville is a full service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.Where We Are: - - - - - - In Martinsville, explore culture and arts; enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun-filled time!Why Choose Us:
--- Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
--- Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
--- Employee Assistance Program - mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
--- Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
--- Professional development, Growth opportunities, and Mentor-based training
--- And much more---Position Summary:Sovah Martinsville is seeking a Prn Polysomnography Tech Trainee to work under the direct supervision of an RPSGT or the Medical Director. -Within the first year, they will complete all on-line education modules as required to be board eligible. -They must obtain the RPSGT credential and subsequent Virginia State license to practice as a Polysomnographic Technologist within 1.5 years from their start date. -

  • All tasks are performed under the "direct" supervision of an RPSGT or the Medical Director.
  • Review the patient's history and verify the medical order.
  • Follow sleep center protocols related to the sleep study.
  • Verify patient's credentials upon arrival, collect documents and obtain consent for the study.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient for either in the center or out of the center sleep testing.
  • Select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to acceptable published standards.
  • Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desentization.
  • Follows procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • Performs appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.
  • Follows "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
  • Performs data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct and document artifact.
  • 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.
  • Assists with appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
  • Follows "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeat the physiological and instrument calibrations and instruct the patient on completing questionnaires, and check for completeness, etc.).
  • Demonstrates proficiency in recognizing sleep vs wake and identify clinical events while monitoring sleep study patients.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.
  • Performs patient education and instruction appropriate for out of center sleep testing.
  • Demonstrates adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures for portable monitoring devices.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify artifact, inadequate signals and study failures in portable monitoring recordings.
  • Performs EEG studies as directed by the Patient Care Coordinator or the Medical Director or designee.
  • If trained, performs EEGS and Endarterectomy EEGS.
  • Fill patient vacancies as needed.
  • Schedules patients for additional studies as indicated.

Keywords: Sovah Health - Martinsville, Danville , Polysomn Tech Trainee - PRN, Other , Martinsville, Virginia

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