University of California - San Diego #93063 Sleep Technician-Per Diem in San Diego, California

#93063 Sleep Technician-Per Diem

Filing Deadline: Mon 4/30/2018

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DESCRIPTION

Under direction of Sleep Technical or Medical Director or designated physician to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders which involves overnight polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education.

The incumbent will perform anthropomorphic measurements, and perform unattended home sleep studies. This will include educating patients about the procedure to be performed, calibration of medical equipment, application of EEG sleep recording electrodes, hook-up of respiratory sleep monitoring equipment.

Following the sleep recording and collection of the data, the technologist will analyze the polysomnographic data with proper documentation of sleep staging, arousals, and respiratory events in accordance with accepted protocols. Assists with the operational functionality of the laboratory, from maintaining equipment to ordering and stocking supplies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or two (2) years of college courses in the natural sciences plus two (2) years of applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Medical Board of California Licensure for Polysomongraphic Technologist within 12 months of hire.

  • Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists or equivalent within six (6) months of hire.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within (6) months of hire date.

  • Previous related experience in a large complex healthcare setting.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a pulmonary, sleep center or clinic.

  • Demonstrated experience performing various polysomnographic procedures.

  • Experience preparing and calibrating medical equipment required for pulmonary testing to determine proper functioning and making adjustments as needed.

  • Experience documenting 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.

  • Experience implementing appropriate interventions, including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two (2) years of experience working in Sleep/Pulmonary clinics.

  • Successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one (1) year duration, associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility.

  • RPSGT or RST.

  • Experience dispensing and scoring of Home Sleep Apnea Tests (HST).

  • Epic/Cadence experience.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must have valid a California driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

  • Ability to work variable shifts, variable work locations, holidays, weekends, and overtime when required.

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Payroll Title:

HOSP LAB TCHN 2 PD

Department:

Pulmonary & Sleep Studies

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience

Worksite:

Appointment Type:

Per Diem

Appointment Percent:

20%

Union:

EX Contract

Total Openings:

1

Work Schedule:

Nights, Variable, Variable

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