VCU Health System's OSI - Commonwealth Neurology is seeking a part-time Polysom Technician (Reg) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders under the general supervision of the Medical Director. This may involve Polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist (REG) can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide oversight of other staff.
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of sleep medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Practice is guided by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and VCUHS policies and procedures and established practice guidelines.
Identifies recording artifact and corrects problems with recording.
Identifies situations that could put a patient at risk for injury.
Decides when to implement therapy.
Scores and reports sleep study data with 85% or better agreement rate to the Medical Director.
Performs routine equipment care.
Mentors Polysomnographic Technicians and teaches them about sleep study scoring, recording, hook-up procedures as well as artifact recognition, correction and may serve a mentor and instruct new hire technologists (RPSGTs) in procedures specific to VCUHS Center for Sleep Medicine.
Shift is regularly 7:00pm to 7:00am 3 nights per week. Typical shifts are either Sunday night through Tuesday night or Wednesday night through Friday night. May be required to do additional overnight shifts in case of staffing shortage. Normally scheduled shift is subject to change depending on needs of the clinic.
High School Diploma
Current RPSGT or RST Certification
Current AHA BLS Certification
Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience in Sleep Medicine as a Polysomnolgraphic Technologist
Previous work experience using a variety of Sleep Medicine equipment to include sleep diagnostic software, ETCO2, CPAP, etc) and troubleshooting and correcting recording artifacts
Associate Degree in Polysomnography from an accredited program
Five (5) years clinical experience in Sleep Medicine as a Polysomnographic Technician/Technologist
Pediatric Sleep Medicine experience
Experience using Compumedics
Academic healthcare experience
Leadership role experience
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