Pediatric Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

Position available in Anchorage

A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis for infants through 18 years of age. Candidates must have pediatric experience in pediatric pre-testing desensitization, hook up and testing procedures. Child Life training 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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