Catholic Health Initiatives POLYSOM TECHNOLOGIST PRN in PENDLETON, Oregon
POLYSOM TECHNOLOGIST PRN
Under the supervision of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner, The Polysomnographer is responsible for the delivery of sleep lab services
Primary functions and responsibilities include connecting sleep lab equipment to patients, ensuring sleep lab equipment and supplies are adequately maintained in stock as well as assisting with patient education to patients in outpatient settings if needed.
Shall exhibit clinical and professional judgment, honesty, integrity and a high sense of responsibility.
Able to use tact and good judgment when dealing with physicians, nurses, and other hospital employees.
Verbal ability to explain various procedures to employees, patients and patients’ families is essential.
Must be able to make some independent judgments within the scope of the job and standards of care related to the job. May be requested to work with Manager of Respiratory Services in carrying out standards of practice.
Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess data reflective of the patients’ status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. This knowledge and skills may be acquired through education, training or experience.
The individual will be responsible to the Lead Polysomnographer and Respiratory Manager of Sleep Lab Services. They will work under the supervision of a sleep lab tech at all times.
Ability to communicate/relate to physicians, nurses, patients, fellow workers and all other hospital personnel. Works closely with nursing personnel, other clinical staff such as pharmacy and rehabilitation services, other practitioners and physicians in patient assessment and respiratory care planning of patient care.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill related to the Anatomy and Physiology as well as other sciences related to respiratory care/sleep lab.
Insures the delivery of services reflects efficient and effective use of sleep lab supplies and appropriate utilization of resources. Maintains that unit is clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff.
Insures supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner.
Service Delivery Standards:
Values Behaviors: It is essential that all employees are able to support the values of St Anthony Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. Each person is expected to interact effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, and staff, as well as demonstrate a commitment to service, hospital values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Reverence – Create a workplace that: fosters community and respects the inherent dignity of every person.Promotes employee participation and ensures safety and well being.
Integrity – Exercise good faith and honesty in all dealings and transactions.Avoid conflicts of interest and/or the appearance of conflicts of interest. Provide accurate and truthful information in all transactions.
Compassion – Exercise responsible stewardship of both human and financial resources.Maintain and protect the confidentiality of patient, employee and organizational information.
Excellence – Maintain a high level of knowledge and skill among all who serve in order to provide a high quality of care.
Performance Improvement: Understands and actively supports the organizational and departmental Performance Improvement Initiatives.
Can verbalize employee’s overall responsibility and role in the St. Anthony Hospital Performance Improvement Program.
Can identify PDCA as St.AnthonyHospital’s guide for Process Improvement.
Can submit evidence of participation in a Performance Improvement activity completed within the last 12 months.(Organizational, departmental, or individual.)
Ability to make decisions that are varied but usually confined to situations which are familiar. There are several defined alternative solutions available.
Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients. Lifts supplies/equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.
Performs other duties within the scope of his/her job.
- Age Specific Population Served:
o Neonatal (0-28 days) o Infant (28 days – 1 yr.) x Pediatric (1 – 12 yrs.)
x Adolescent (12 – 20 yrs.) x Adult (20 – 61 yrs.) x Geriatric (62 yrs. )
- Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by administration
Basic CPR, RPSGT
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Must possess the fundamental knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee regularly is required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Sleep Lab Assistant is subject to stressful professional work situations, infectious disease and environmental hazards. Is subjected to Universal Precautions risk exposure to blood borne pathogens. Muscular strain from moving or lifting equipment, supplies, or patients is frequent. This individual walks and stands for long periods of time in the performance of job duties and sits intermittently throughout the shift. The Sleep Lab Assistant typically works in a clean, well-lit, heated and ventilated health care facility. Rotation of shifts is required, as needed, with occasional to moderate overtime as dictated by patient demands.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustment to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to the disabled. With or without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish any functions may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Basic CPR, RPSGT
Education and Experience
AA in Polysomnography or, grandfathered into the field of polysomnography. Preferably One to Two years experience
Primary Location OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL
Daily Schedule S-S
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0126565