Beaumont Health Polysomnographic Tech in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
A Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the Medical Director and designee (department director/manager/supervisor) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide supervision of other staff
Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or Medical director and laboratory protocols. Complete and verify documentation. Explain procedures to the patient. Prepare and calibrate testing equipment. Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards. Follow department procedural protocols (PSG, MSLT, MWT, PAP, oxygen titration etc.) to ensure collection of appropriate data. Able to perform difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions, including making decision to call the On call Sleep Physician for advice when patient presents with unusual symptoms and behavior
Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines. Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols. Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for optimal patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc).
Work closely with staff members, trainees and students to provide instruction, education, and precept/mentor in order to deliver optimal testing results. Acts upon assignment by the Lead Tech and/or Supervisor accordingly. Upholds the Beaumont Standards.
Step in as back up in the Lead Tech position to supervise junior staff members. Problem-solve on the spot and troubleshoot.
Engages and Contribute to department QA/QI, PI and Joint Commission & Patient Family Center Care projects.
Responsible for mandatory continuous and unit specific annual education as mandated by department and credentialing body as well as AASM Guidelines.