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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. The position is located at the Center 40 Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Technician works under medical supervision to perform and evaluate overnight polysomnograms.� This individual will function under general medical supervision of a sleep technologist and/or the medical director or designee, to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology.� The application of recording devices to the patient, cleaning/sterilization of equipment and monitoring of polysomnograms are essential duties of the technician.� In addition, the technician must recognize sleep pathology when it occurs in the laboratory and respond with the appropriate inventions to ensure 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.
Greets and interviews patients to access current medications, recent caffeine or alcohol ingestion, and current sleep patterns.� Ensures that all required data is collected.
Prepares for patient’s high-risk situations, cardiac or pulmonary problems.
Answers patient’s questions and explains testing procedure.
Prepares and files paperwork (insurance) to be entered in the computer.
Recognizes and records clinical and physiological relevant events.
Titrates CPAP/BIPAP and other forms of therapy.
Detects and corrects equipment malfunctions.
Interprets polysomnogram data.
Prepare home sleep apnea tests (HSAT), educate patients on HSAT procedures and use, download and score data according to AASM parameters.
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, standards and policies regarding safety and infection control.
Schedules appointments for inpatients and outpatients.
Checks inventories and order supplies as needed.
Handles phone calls, answers questions for patients and physicians.
Assists with general maintenance and organization of the lab area.
High School graduate or equivalent.
CPR certification is required and may be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Successful completion of ASTEP or equivalent sleep technology program associated with a state licensed or nationally accredited educational facility OR minimum of six months experience as sleep trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies OR holds Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) credential or equivalent.
Basic knowledge of electronics, instruments and equipment.
Ability to troubleshoot, and handle maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of sleep disorders, medication effects, related diseases and ability to monitor sleep stages and other pertinent physiology functions.
College courses in biological science or psychology desired.
1+ year work experience in a sleep disorders facility preferred.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Sleep disorder lab environment with variable day/night schedule. Works with collodion and acetone.
The hiring range for this position is $18.45 - $23.06 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.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C08.
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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