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Polysomnographic Technologist - PRN - Nights

Company: Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Location: Conroe
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYTo be considered for an interview, please make sure your application is full in line with the job specs as found below.At Houston Methodist, the Polysomnographic Technologist position is responsible for performing polysomnographic procedures under the general supervision of the clinical/medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. As a member of the direct patient care team, this position provides direct assistance to physicians and other health care professionals with sleep disorder-related procedures within the scope of the professional licensure. The Polysomnographic Technologist position delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to standards and guidelines established by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Houston Methodist to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service by working independently, exercising sound judgment and competent clinical skills.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 20%

  • Contributes to teamwork by promoting a positive work environment and to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner, which includes active listening and teaching. (EF)
  • Communicates effectively with others to facilitate providing the highest quality service during every customer and patient encounter. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. Serves as a patient advocate in preventing/resolving ethical issues. (EF)
  • Uses peer-to-peer accountability by providing contributions towards improvement of department goals for retention and employee engagement. (EF)SERVICE - 30%
  • Performs procedures related to sleep studies, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), Parasomnia studies, Pulmonary Artery Pressure (PAP) and oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data and in accordance with established protocols and policies and procedures. (EF)
  • Educates patients in sleep study procedures, responding to questions and ensuring all paperwork and consent forms are completed. Consistently evaluates the patient's comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
  • Prepares patients for procedures, providing for their physical needs, applying electrodes, sensors and other monitoring equipment per department protocols and professional standards. Performs appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals, making adjustments as necessary for optimum outcomes. (EF)
  • Uses peer-to-peer accountability to contribute towards improving department score for patient satisfaction. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
  • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Establishes and documents baseline values, routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, position changes, and other significant events such as cardiac arrhythmias, seizure activities, types of apneas, hypoxemias, sleep talking, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep (PLMS) and other movement disorders in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results. (EF)
  • Verifies integrity of collected data and completes the data collection process (e.g., repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.) (EF)
  • Prepares and calibrates equipment, makes adjustments as necessary. Performs routine and complex equipment care and maintenance, following department protocols for cleaning and disinfecting. Evaluates sleep study related equipment, reporting and documenting malfunctions.
  • Implements appropriate interventions during the study (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and Bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.), involving others as needed to ensure quality outcomes. Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into Patient Safety Net as applicable to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective action and improvement activities and to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)FINANCE - 10%
  • Accurately documents all patient care and polysomnography related activities and procedures in the appropriate documentation system. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. (EF)
  • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Evaluates and reports on inventory levels. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively, minimizing incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
  • Participates in department projects focused on innovation, efficiency or improvement in patient care and activities, and shared governance activities. (EF)
  • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Polysomnographic Technologist. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • One year experience in a Sleep Disorders laboratory/center preferred. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
      • Must have one of the following:
        • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT)
        • Sleep Disorders Specialist (RRT-SDS) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
        • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
          • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
          • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
          • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
          • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Sleep Study Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents
          • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
          • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving
          • Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their familiesSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSWork AttireYes/NoUniform NoScrubsYesBusiness professionalNoOther (dept approved) YesOn-Call* No *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.Travel** May require travel within YesHouston Metropolitan area--May require travel outside No of Houston Metropolitan area--**Travel specifications may vary by department. Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Company Profile:Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Montgomery County and the north Houston region by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, service and innovation. The growing campus offers 293 beds and access to the most innovative care. In January 2022, the hospital opened Healing Tower - a $250-million expansion project that added 106 beds, focused on medical/surgical and women's services and nine operating rooms. It also included the expansion of the endoscopy center, emergency department and diagnostic imaging department.Houston Methodist The Woodlands is recognized as a comprehensive stroke center, an orthopedic center of excellence by DNV, designated as a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and has achieved Magnet Designation for nursing excellence from the ANCC. Houston Methodist The Woodlands is also ranked No. 1 nationally out of 148 members in the Complex Care Medical Centers cohort to be recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the 2022 Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking.

Keywords: Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Conroe , Polysomnographic Technologist - PRN - Nights, Other , Conroe, Texas

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