A sleep technologist works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and home sleep apnea testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. A sleep technologist is credentialed in sleep technology and providers oversight of other sleep center staff including technicians and trainees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collect, analyze and integrate patient information to identify and meet the patient-specific needs
Follow sleep lab procedural protocols related to sleep study (such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration) to ensure collection of appropriate data.
Obtains consent for study and verifies patient information
Ability to explain the procedure and provide age appropriate patient education
Select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and adjust, if necessary.
Ability to perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization.
Perform appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.
Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates)
Perform data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct and document artifact.
Document routine observation, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure and other significant events to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
Implement appropriate interventions 9including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as positive airway pressure and oxygen administration.
Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process
Scoring clinical events (such as respiratory evens, cardiac events, limb movements and arousals) utilizing the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards.
Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring and equipment preparation and data download.
Demonstrates adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures.
Comply with regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Completion of a sleep technology program associate with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility required
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.
Benefis Health System
This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state’s most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specia...lties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment.
Benefis has been named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review six years in a row, as well as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2018 by Forbes and America’s Best-in-State Employers 2019. Thank you for applying to join the Benefis team!