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Position Summary: Under the supervision of the department management, the technologist has these responsibilities: independently performs polysomnographic testing, scoring and associated interventions.
Collects relevant information such as patient identification, procedure, appropriateness for indicated signs and symptoms, patient preparation, contraindications, patient assessment.
maintains, evaluates, and improves the processes of analyzing information for patient safety
Provides patient education
Follows policies and procedures to perform procedures accurately and to determine each achieves the same outcome when performed by different staff.
Evaluates the patient study in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner to determine if the intended outcome was achieved; uses judgment and systematic problem solving methods to optimize recording of PSGs, diagnostic procedures; communicates to physician when patient condition requires modification
Documents required components of patient care.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
Education/Experience: graduate of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree or higher with an emphasis in polysomnography required; computer experience required.
Certificates and Licenses: sleep specialty certification [registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT), registered respiratory therapist-sleep disorder specialist (RRT-SDS) or certified respiratory therapist-sleep disorder specialist (CRT-SDS)] required; BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first thirty days of employment; ACLS certification preferred.
Internal Number: 2019-19548
About Pawnee Valley Campus
The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus includes a 22-bed, not-for-profit critical access hospital providing short-term acute care services. It also offers cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, lab services, imaging, respiratory therapy and wound care, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The facility also includes a sleep center and pain clinic. The emergency department provides Level V Trauma Center services. The medical pavilion, also located on Pawnee Valley Campus, provides specialty outpatient care, including adult and pediatric primary care services.