Sleep Center Technologist, Sr.- The Woodlands - Multiple Shifts

 
Position: Sleep Center Technologist, Sr.- The Woodlands - Multiple Shifts

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Shift: 7p - 7a; 6:30a-3p

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Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Sleep Center Technologist, Sr. - Acquisition - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll perform sleep studies and document results according to facility policy and procedures. Excellent communication skills are essential for this position. Additionally, you’ll perform procedures appropriate to their competence and credentials. You’ll be primarily responsible for conducting nighttime sleep studies.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides quality patient-centered neurodiagnostic sleep studies
  • Demonstrates a mastery of technical and procedural requirements to consistently produce high quality neurodiagnostic sleep studies; is able to adapt all procedures to clinical circumstances; monitors and/or eliminates causes of artifact; and consistently and properly labels recordings
  • Performs neurodiagnostic testing within the Neurophysiology laboratory and, as required, in inpatient units according to departmental and AAST standards of care
  • Functions independently and is able to apply basic, intermediate and advanced waveform recognition, relevant medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, current HIPPA practices
  • Demonstrates knowledge of product allergies, movement restrictions and different levels of consciousness the patient may experience
  • Performs patient safety measures in accordance with institutional policies, procedures, standards and/or guidelines
  • Communicates effectively with peers and interdisciplinary team
  • Communicates effectively with co-workers, medical staff and other hospital personnel using Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) and critical language methodologies to ensure high quality safe patient care, recording and scoring of findings that occur during the sleep study
  • Participates in pre- and post-huddles during scheduled shift
  • Maintains Environment of Care
  • Troubleshoots equipment and reports all equipment repairs as soon as the need is detected to manager, Biomedical Engineering, vendor, or other appropriate and authorized individuals
  • Re-stocks bedside supplies, and ensures all equipment is in working condition prior to each patient test
  • Performs other essential job duties
  • Seeks exposure to educational opportunities to enhance professional growth and technical knowledge related to sleep-related disease and neurodiagnostic practice
  • Demonstrates customer service skills
  • Documents patient information in patient’s electronic medical record according to hospital and departmental guidelines


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course for health care providers
  • Required to pass a competency examination and credentialed as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)


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