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Polysomnographic Technologist Trainee - Atrium Health Sleep Disorder Labortory - FT Nights

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 104320
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 41011008037004-Sleep Laboratory Administration


Job Summary

A sleep trainee develops competency in and performs basic sleep testing procedures and associated interventions. The sleep trainee works under direct supervision of a sleep technologist and Medical Director in accordance with the AASM, Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Follow procedural protocols [such as PSG, Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, and oxygen titration, home sleep studies, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • 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, etc.)
  • Perform data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct, and document artifact.
  • Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Assist with appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
  • Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g., repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, and check for completeness, etc.).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in recognizing sleep vs. wake and identify clinical events while monitoring sleep study patients.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care and treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.
  • Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for out of center sleep testing.
  • Demonstrate adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures for portable monitoring devices.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify artifact, inadequate signals, and study failures in portable monitoring.

Physical Requirements

Required to stand; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.  Requires sitting.  Visional abilities require close vision, distance vision, and color vision.  Required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Currently enrolled in or have completed a BRPT accepted pathway to become a registered polysomnographic technologist. RPSGT credential within 18 months of employment required. BCLS CPR certification required.