Polysomno Technologist
Valley Health - Ridgewood, NJ

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Summary: The Polysomnographic Technologist, working under the general supervision of the Clinical Director (MD) or designee, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This includes polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. The technologist can perform duties as defined for a technician and may provide general oversight of technical staff in the Sleep Lab. Education: Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree.

Registered Respiratory Therapist, Bachelor of Science degree preferred. Experience: One year as a Polysomnographic Technician. Special Skills: Current CPR (BCLS) Certification. Current member in good standing of the American Sleep Disorders Association.

RRT with previous experience considered. Effective interaction and communication (oral, writing, presenting) skills. Ability to perform work accurately and pay attention to details, changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure. Ability to function competently in stressful situations and changing work environment related to changing patient needs.

Ability to work cooperatively within the health-system, and with patients, family members, co-workers, and multidisciplinary team members (i.e., physicians, Patient Care Services staff members, etc.). Ability to utilize effective time management to set priorities, perform job related responsibilities, and respond quickly to emergency situations. Ability to use analytical and critical thinking skills to effectively problem-solve. Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a registered polysomnographic technician (RPSGT).

Supervision Expected: May provide functional oversight of technician/trainee in Sleep Lab. Supervision Received: Supervision from the Medical Director and Coordinator of the Sleep Disorder/Apnea Program. Working Conditions: Hospital environment in a dimly lighted setting with pleasant working conditions. Standing, walking, sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, twisting, reaching, handling, and kneeling.

Physical wrists and digital dexterity to operate sensitive electronic ultrasound equipment to produce recordings and to perform tests on patients. Patient lifting, ambulating, and the transfer of patients in wheelchairs, gurneys and beds. Speaking, hearing, and visual acuity to perform tests on patients and receive and interpret instructions. Exposure to chemicals, acetone and collodion, fumes, and possible skin contact.

OSHA: Bloodborne Pathogen Category II Employees in this job description are not expected to have contact with bloodborne pathogens but MAY have exposure to bloodborne pathogens and as such they are required to be oriented and annually trained under the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration''s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (CFR 1910.1030)

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