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Polysomnographer Sign On Bonus

Nuvance Health

This is a Contract position in Holtsville, NY posted January 1, 2021.


Performs Polysomnography on a variety of patients. Evaluates patient charts. Implements Sleep Lab protocols. Reviews sleep study data. Maintains equipment. Provides documentation and uses troubleshooting skills.

1. ADMITS PATIENT TO SLEEP LAB Criteria A: Sets up bedroom with appropriate equipment and recording devices ADMITS PATIENT TO SLEEP LAB Criteria B: Provides patient with an introduction to the testing procedure ADMITS PATIENT TO SLEEP LAB Criteria C: Hooks up patient in a timely manner ADMITS PATIENT TO SLEEP LAB Criteria D: Provides patient with am/pm questionnaires and verifies they are completed
2. EVALUATES PATIENT CHARTS Criteria A: Reviews patient charts and evaluates each patients history and diagnosis and notes pertinent medical information EVALUATES PATIENT CHARTS Criteria B: Anticipates patient needs and/or expected complications EVALUATES PATIENT CHARTS Criteria C: Assigns bedrooms based on A & B EVALUATES PATIENT CHARTS Criteria D: Notifies clinician of any discrepancy

3. IMPLEMENTS PROTOCOL Criteria A: Sets up patient according to lab standards IMPLEMENTS PROTOCOL Criteria B: Sets up computer systems, calibrates equipment, compiles patient information, and obtains proper documentation from patient IMPLEMENTS PROTOCOL Criteria C: Monitors patient and Documents throughout the study IMPLEMENTS PROTOCOL Criteria D: Interprets information and executes appropriate flow of action

4. REVIEW SLEEP STUDY DATA Criteria A: Provides clinician with documentation from the sleep study REVIEW SLEEP STUDY DATA Criteria B: Scores sleep study according to Rechtschaffen & Kales (R&K) criterion REVIEW SLEEP STUDY DATA Criteria C: Identifies specific abnormalities or patterns (e.g. seizure activity) REVIEW SLEEP STUDY DATA Criteria D: Reviews study with clinician and documents patient compliance

5. MAINTAINS EQUIPMENT& TROUBLESHOOTING Criteria A: Calibrates all ancillary equipment MAINTAINS EQUIPMENT& TROUBLESHOOTING Criteria B: Provides patient with appropriately sized equipment (e.g. masks, headgear, respiratory belts, cannulas, etc.) MAINTAINS EQUIPMENT& TROUBLESHOOTING Criteria C: Recognizes equipment dysfunction and/or artifact and corrects or modifies recording MAINTAINS EQUIPMENT& TROUBLESHOOTING Criteria D: Exercises judgment when interrupting patients sleep to correct recording problems

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

7. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

Other information:
Required: High School Diploma or GED required.
Minimum Experience: Completion of accredited sleep modules and 1 to 6 months experience.

Desired: RPSGT registered or will attain within 1 year of hire. Experience in patient hook up, recording nocturnal and/or daytime Polysomnography. Excellent troubleshooting skills and documentation. Experience in Sleep Scoring. Experience in CPAP and/or Bi-Level PAP titration.

Location: Norwalk-520 West Ave

Org Unit: 369

Department: Sleep Lab

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 36.00

Full-Time 36 hours Evening/Night. This position is based on self schedule made at least six or more weeks in advance.

FTE: 0.900000

Work Schedule: Eve/Night 12

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

* HS Graduate or Equivalent

Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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