Polysomnographic Trainee

Position available in Anchorage

Position Summary: A Polysomnographic Trainee develops competency in and performs the basics of polysomnographic testing and associated interventions under the direct supervision of a Polysomnographic Technologist and/or under the general supervision of a Registered Polygsomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and the clinical director (MD, PhD, DO) or designee.

 

Domains of Practice

Gather and Analyze Patient Information

  • Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and

study protocol.

  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center.

 

Testing Preparation Procedures

  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper

functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.

  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make

adjustments, if necessary

  • Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.

 

Polysomnographic Procedures

  • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT),

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), PAP and oxygen titration, etc.] to    ensure collection of appropriate data.

  • Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such

as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)

  • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing

quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.

  • Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events,

changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring

and interpretation of polysomnographic results.

  • Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient

safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive

airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).

  • Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete

the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument

calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age

specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric,

adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

 

Polysomnographic Record Scoring

  • Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted

guidelines.

  • Assist with scoring clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events,

limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center-specific protocols.

  • Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and

clinical event data.

 

Service Management and Professional Issues

  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding

safety and infection control issues.

  • Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
  • Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.
  • Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow direction
  • Respond to study participants’ procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.

 

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or GED plus 6 months of direct patient care experience or 1 year of post-secondary education.

                             OR

Current enrollment in an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography.

 

*****Polysomnogrpahic Trainee’s must complete 10 continuing education credits each calendar year. Continuing education credits must be AAST, BRPT, or AASM approved.*****

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;    reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

            The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The employee may also be exposed to infectious agents including blood-borne pathogens, and substances involved in polysomnography. See Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for substance details.

 


Customer Service Representative

Position available in Anchorage 

The Front Office Receptionist coordinates the scheduling of patients for sleep studies, consultations, follow-up appointments, and PAP therapy setups. They communicate with patients, staff members of Alaska Sleep Clinic, staff members at other physician offices, and the general public to facilitate the referral process and educate as needed. This individual participates in the insurance verification process and assists with billing as needed.

 

Scheduling Duties

  • Answer phones and direct to appropriate person and/or department
  • Receive, categorize and process faxes and documents from physicians’ and other offices, including referrals, requests for documentation, insurance requests, etc.
  • Enter all data into appropriate spreadsheet, software program, or form applicable.
  • Create, organize and file all charts as directed by supervisor.
  • Scan, categorize and save all applicable forms into their appropriate locations on computer server as directed by supervisor.
  • Communicate with referring physician offices at each step of their patients’ care, from consultation to sleep study to follow up appointment and PAP setup if applicable via fax or other method as directed by supervisor.

 

General Office Duties

  • Monitor and reorder office supplies such as pens, paper, printer cartridges, etc. as needed.
  • Process mail and package delivery and direct to appropriate personnel and/or department
  • Maintain reception area, file room, lobby area and vestibule in neat, orderly and clean condition at all times, ensuring that brochures and business cards are stocked, magazines are in place, TV in the waiting room is functioning, etc. to provide a comfortable and presentable area for patients and visitors.

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist – Night Tech / RPSGT

Positions available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Soldotna

A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis for patients of all ages. Experience with pediatric patients is preferred.

Domains of Practice

Gather and Analyze Patient Information

  • Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and study protocol.
  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center.

Testing Preparation Procedures

  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments, if necessary
  • Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.

Polysomnographic Procedures

  • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), PAP and oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
  • Follow “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values
  • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
  • Follow “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age-specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Polysomnographic Record Scoring

  • Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Assist with scoring clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center-specific protocols.
  • Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.

Service Management and Professional Issues

  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
  • Maintain current PALS, and CPR or BCLS certification.
  • Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Pediatric testing: 1 year (Required)

License or certification:

  • RPSGT (Required)
 

 

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