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This position is part-time and works approximately 26 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Senior Technologist 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 Senior Technologist also supervises and coordinates the activities of the other technicians. The applications of recording devices to the patient, cleaning/sterilization of equipment and monitoring of polysomnograms are further duties of the technologist. 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, NPT and CPAP/BIPAP to ensure artifact free tracings.
Recognizes and records clinical and physiological relevant events.
Detects and corrects equipment malfunctions.
Interprets polysomnogram data.
Interviews patients to obtain sleep history.
Handles phone calls; answers questions for patients and physicians.
Prepares for patients in high-risk situations, as with cardiac or pulmonary problems.
Aids in the training of new trainees.
Supervises and coordinates activities of other outpatients.
Checks inventories and order supplies as needed.
Assists with general maintenance and organization of the lab area.
High School graduate or equivalent. CPR certification is required, but may be obtained after employment. Two years work experience in a sleep disorder facility is required.
College courses in biological sciences or psychology desired.
Board registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent desired.
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 $22.24 - $27.80 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
This position is eligible for part-time benefits.� Please visit our website at hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
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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