May 02, 2022

Sleep Technologist Non-Registered - Sleep Lab

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-time Laboratory

Job Description

Description:

Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Sleep Technologist Non-Registered (0.9 FTE, Night Shift) to work in the Sleep Laboratory at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Non-registered Sleep Technologist performs adult and pediatric comprehensive polysomnographic testing, analysis, and associated interventions, including CPAP, Bi-level, ASV, and O2 titration, under the general oversight of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and/or the Lab Supervisor, Lab Manager or designee. A Polysomnographic Technologist can provide oversight of a Polysomnographic Trainee.

The team of polysomnographic techs covers a number of facilities in different locations and team members may be assigned to any with adequate notice.

In this position you will:

  • Pre-test: Gathers and analyzes patient information: verifies medical order and protocol; completes and verifies documentation; and orients patient and explains procedures; uses excellent judgment in interpreting and clarifying orders; assesses risks and intervenes appropriately.
  • Testing preparation procedures: calibrates recording equipment and prepares ancillary equipment; applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted standards; fits therapeutic masks; performs physiological calibrations and ensures proper and expected signals; able to troubleshoot problems independently.
  • Polysomnographic procedures: follows procedural protocols to ensure collection of appropriate data; follows “lights out” procedures to establish/document baseline data; continuously monitors tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact free and make necessary adjustments; prompt and accurate documentation; document signal abnormalities and take appropriate action; document routine observations, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of PSG results; supports patient including assistance with all ADL as needed; follows “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data; and performs unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Data processing: Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines; scores clinical events according to current guidelines; generates an accurate report by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event; processes information post-test; completes shift-end report as needed.
  • Other Sleep Program duties: Time management; Attends mandatory meetings and in-services; work with patients regarding CPAP initiation and compliance; conduct ambulatory screening and diagnostic tests; promote the sleep program; conduct IP studies in departments outside the Sleep Center; participate in quality improvement initiatives, supply inventory par level monitoring, and other duties as assigned.
  • Service Management and Professional Issues: promptly complies with applicable rules, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding professional, safety and infection control issues; quality improvement; ASTEP participation; CME requirements; EOC; Employee Health; CPR; ISR; participates in management of inventory and uses resources wisely; operates pasteurizer and driers; and respond to patients’ inquiries by providing appropriate information.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of Swedish Sleep Basic Polysomnography Training Program
  • An accredited polysomnography program of no less than one year in duration, or• A minimum of three months of experience as a Polysomnographic Trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies.

About the Cherry Hill Campus:

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish healthcare system.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://swedish.jobs/why-swedish/#benefits-rewards

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Polysomongraphy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill James Tower (WA197) 550 17th Ave Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 348526