Oct 14, 2021

Registered Polysomnographer - Sleep Disorders Center *Sign-On Bonus $10,000*

  • St. Joseph Health & Covenant Health
  • Orange, CA, USA

Job Description

Advance your career working at a Magnet recognized hospital known for clinical quality and patient safety. Providence St. Joseph Health offers a comprehensive range of benefits including but not limited to professional advancement, extensive health and program wellness offerings as well as competitive compensation, PTO, and retirement plans. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are looking for a Registered Polysomnographer for the Sleep Disorders Center at St. Joseph Hospital Orange.

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12-hour, Nights

Job Summary:

The Polysomnographic Technologist (PSGT) works under the supervision of the Sleep Disorders Center Manager, and Lead Polysomnographic Technologist. The PSGT works independently during the day or night and conducts polysomnographic testing. The PSGT safely operates sophisticated medical equipment used to record sleep/wake physiology, explains procedures, prepares patients and applies recording devices. The PSGT monitors polygraph recordings, audio/visual equipment to ensure patient safety, test quality, sleep/wake data and other physiological events. The PSGT may work during the day and is responsible for assisting Lead Polysomnographic Technologist in scoring the sleep studies and preparing them for interpretation by staff physicians.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates ability to perform basic and complex polysomnographic procedures, such as baseline polysomnography, nasal CPAP titration and multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT), as defined in department policy and procedure.
  • Implements therapeutic procedures such as nasal CPAP and supplemental oxygen administration and works with patients to ensure CPAP compliance.
  • Applies electrodes and recording devices as defined in departmental policy and procedures and ensure artifact-free recording.
  • Accurately calibrates and maintains equipment.
  • Completes procedural and computer documentation as outlined in departmental policy and procedure and obtains and records an appropriate patient history.
  • Prepares entire test for physician interpretation, including stage scoring using Rechtschaffen and Kales criteria and pathology scoring standard guidelines as defined in department policy and procedure.
  • Coaches/mentors new employees/less experienced staff.

Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Certificate of Achievement in Polysomnography.

Experience: 1 year experience working full-time as a polysomnographic technologist or current Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) in good standing with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT).
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Licenses/Certifications: Membership in California Sleep Society (CSS).

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

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These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

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Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Polysomongraphy

Req ID: R340204