Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position works on an as needed basis.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at the Center 40 Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Senior Technologist works under medical supervision to perform and evaluate overnight polysomnograms.� This individual functions independently of direct supervision, to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology.� The Senior Technologist also supervises and coordinates the activities of the other technicians.� The applications of recording devices to the patient, cleaning/sterilization of equipment and monitoring of polysomnograms are further duties of the technologist.� The technologist must recognize sleep pathology when it occurs in the laboratory and respond with the appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sets up, calibrates and monitors recording equipment necessary for PSG, MSLT, NPT and CPAP/BIPAP to ensure artifact free tracings.����������������������
Recognizes and records clinical and physiological relevant events.
Detects and corrects equipment malfunctions.
Interprets polysomnogram data.
Interviews patients to obtain sleep history.
Handles phone calls; answers questions for patients and physicians.
Checks inventories and order supplies as needed.
Assists with general maintenance and organization of the lab area.
Prepares for patients in high-risk situations, as with cardiac or pulmonary problems.
Aids in the training of new trainees.
Supervises and coordinates activities of other outpatients.
High School graduate or equivalent.
CPR certification is required and must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Board registered Polysomnographic Technologist or ABSM Sleep Technologist required.
Knowledge of electronics, instruments, and equipment.
Ability to troubleshoot and handle maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of sleep disorders, medication effects and related diseases.
Ability to monitor sleep stages and other pertinent physiological functions.
Ability to ensure patient education, safety and comfort and assimilate information from several sources and anticipate initiation of care in accordance with protocols.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Sleep disorder lab environment with variable day/night schedule. Work with collodion and acetone is necessary.
The hiring range for this position is $23.14 - $28.93 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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