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.
This position 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 Polysomnographic Technologist may supervise and coordinate the activities of the other technicians. 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, and CPAP/BIPAP to ensure artifact free tracings; recognizes and records clinical and physiological relevant events; detects and corrects equipment malfunctions; scores polysomnogram data (sleep/wake data and clinical events) and generates summary reports; performs portable home sleep testing (HST) equipment preparation, patient set up, and data download; scores HST and generates report for physician review.
Assists with care coordination by doing tasks, such as calling patients for scheduling appointments, diagnostic procedures, and admissions; provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; perform mask fittings and PAP troubleshooting; contacts patients by phone for follow up after starting PAP and troubleshooting of problems; 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; cleans and maintains sleep testing and PAP equipment; cleans patient rooms; follows all infection control policies and procedures.
Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards; follows HIPAA and privacy policies; follows University and section policies; complies with professional standards of conduct; maintains sleep technologist certification and basic life support certification; participates in continuing education; participates in quality assurance and performance improvement programs.
Aids in the training of new trainees.
Assists the medical director, clinical director, and/or manager in other duties or tasks related to sleep center operations as assigned.
Assists with implementing research projects; follows protocol guidelines when collecting sleep data using polysomnography, home sleep testing, single-channel EEG devices and actigraphy; scores sleep research studies, generates reports and enters data into electronic databases per protocol. Ensures secure data storage of all study materials.
Identifies, screens, obtains informed consent, completes study visits, educates, monitors and follows-up with subjects; ensures data is obtained according to specified protocol; performs site visits with industry sponsors as needed; completes IRB submissions and SAE reporting as needed; Collects subject data and maintain organized files for review of the study sponsor, IRB, and Food & Drug Administration (FDA); performs drug accountability as needed; completes and verifies case report forms (CRF) as needed.
Works with principal investigator and collaborates with other investigators within the university to develop research studies and trains other polysomnography technologists on sleep research protocols as needed.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
CPR certification (must be obtained within six months of employment).
Board registered Polysomnographic Technologist or ABSM Sleep Technologist.
One to two years of work experience in a sleep disorders facility at the polysomnographic technician level or higher.
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.
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.
Sleep disorder lab environment with variable day/night schedule.
Work with collodion and acetone is necessary.
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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