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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at Center 40 in Brentwood, Missouri.
The Polysomnographic Trainee works under medical supervision to perform and evaluate overnight polysomnograms. This individual will function under general medical supervision of a registered sleep technologist and/or the medical director or designee, to develop competencies to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology. The Trainee will learn the application of recording devices to the patient, cleaning/sterilization of equipment and monitoring of polysomnograms. In addition, the trainee will to recognize sleep pathology when it occurs in the laboratory and respond with the appropriate inventions to ensure safety.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops skills in set up, calibration and monitoring of recording equipment necessary for PSG, MSLT, NPT and CPAP/BIPAP to ensure artifact free tracings.
Greets and interviews patients to access current medications, recent caffeine or alcohol ingestion, and current sleep patterns. Ensures that all required data is collected.
Prepares for patient’s high-risk situations, cardiac or pulmonary problems.
Answers patient’s questions and explains testing procedure.
Learns to recognize and record clinical and physiological relevant events.
Develops skills to titrate CPAP/BIPAP and other forms of therapy.
Learns to interpret polysomnogram data.
Prepares home sleep apnea tests (HSAT), educate patients on HSAT procedures and use, download and score data according to AASM parameters.
Complies with applicable laws, regulations, standards and policies regarding safety and infection control.
Checks inventories and order supplies as needed.
Handles phone calls, answers questions for patients and physicians.
Assists with general maintenance and organization of the lab area.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
BLS/CPR certification (may be obtained within six months of employment.
BRPT Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (may be obtained within 18 months of hire).
Basic knowledge of electronics, instruments and equipment.
Ability to troubleshoot, and handle maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of sleep disorders, medication effects, related diseases and ability to monitor sleep stages and other pertinent physiology functions.
College courses in biological science or psychology.
Current enrollment in an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology orpossess current allied healthcare credential, such as, but not limited to: RN, LPN, RRT/CRT, R. EEG T., EMT-P, MD/DO, NP/PA (please note that this list is not all-inclusive).
The hiring range for this position is $14.44 - $17.70 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.
Sleep disorder lab environment with variable day/night schedule.
Work with collodion and acetone is necessary.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C05.
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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