University of Washington POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN 2 - 90%, Night Shift - Multiple Openings in Seattle, Washington
Req #: 192159
Department: HMC - SLEEP CENTER/RESPIRATORY CARE
Posting Date: 07/20/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: 90% of $4,675 - $6,894 per month
Shift: Permanent Night Shift
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The HMC SLEEP CENTER has an outstanding opportunity to hire three part time 90% FTE night shift POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN 2s. Under general supervision of the Manager and Assistant Manager, the Polysomnographic Technician 2 contributes to the day to day operations of the HMC Sleep Center. CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Conducts all types of sleep studies including: MSLT, MWT, and daytime PSG, SPL and PAP studies. 2. Provides basic patient education for PAP therapy when required. 3. Home study device programing and sleep study processing. 4. Sleep Center equipment testing, troubleshooting and maintenance. Including, but not limited to, cleaning/sterilization according to policy standards. 5. Patient home study setups and training, both individual and group. 6. Ensures adequate medical record documentation to facilitate billing, coding, and superior quality of care. 7. Scores sleep studies. 8. Assists with communicating results, scheduling and rescheduling of patients. 9. Monitoring performance of sleep testing equipment to ensure quality. 10. Ensures environment is prepared to receive patients. 11. Reviews insurance authorization and referral prior to testing. 12. Assists with obtaining prior authorization of sleep studies. 13. Reviews history of patients scheduled for testing to make appropriate patient care decisions. 14. Identifies equipment needs and ensures timely notification of need for repair or ordering. 15. Reports environmental safety issues to appropriate persons in a timely manner. 16. Assists, resolves, or appropriately refers customer service issues. 17. Recognizes and communicates changes in patient conditions in a timely manner; seeks assistance as necessary. 18. Ensures job tasks have been completed. 19. Follows through on delegated tasks and is able to prioritize requests appropriately. 20. Follows changes in hospital and departmental policies, procedures and processes. 21. Proactively facilitates sleep testing, anticipates obstacles and intervenes effectively. 22. Assists with QA program, data acquisition and analysis to meet accreditation standards and maintain a constant state of readiness. 23. Collaborates with Manager, Assistant Manager and other technicians on special projects based on department need. 24. Ability and willingness to travel by automobile to satellite HSAT locations as required. 25. Ability to work variable schedule. 26. Other duties as assigned. SPECIAL SKILLS: 1. Communicates effectively and professionally. 2. Able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. 3. Capable of working 8 to 12 hour shifts and a variable schedule. 4. Vision adequate for fine discrimination on monitor for extended periods up to 12 hours. 5. Can grasp equipment or supplies with both hands. CLINICAL/TECHNICAL COMPETENCY: 1. Maintains expertise in all technical aspects of sleep diagnostics and intervention. 2. Acquires, maintains and applies current knowledge of sleep medicine field. 3. Knows how to troubleshoot equipment and acquisition system issues. 4. Provides direct patient care in all clinical aspects of data acquisition as needed. 5. Maintains necessary sleep (RPSGT) credentials. 6. Scoring sleep studies. PROFESIONALISM/CONDUCT: 1. Is aware of UW Medicine’s Service Culture Guidelines and incorporates them into their daily work. 2. Demonstrates awareness of and functions within HMC policies, procedures and guidelines. 3. Ensures compliance with AASM accreditation standards. 4. Contributes to the development of a positive staff morale work environment. 5. Recognizes conflict and responds appropriately and in a timely manner. 6. Prompt and appropriate response to patient needs/changes in well-being. 7. Model behaviors that demonstrate an atmosphere of respect and courtesy. 8. Ensures patient safety goals are met. 9. Follows tenants for patient and family centered care. 10. Utilizes the PSN reporting system to document unexpected or untoward events. 11. Ensures Sleep Center functions within safety, infection control, emergency and equipment guidelines. 12. Meets attendance standards. 13. Consistently uses AIDET and wears identification badge and introduces self to patients. 14. Utilizes chain of command appropriately. 15. Seeks learning experiences (conferences, lectures) to further knowledge and expertise in sleep medicine. 16. Patient Advocacy and Humanistic Care. 17. Listens to, documents, and appropriately triages patient needs. 18. Acts as patient advocate through testing procedure/scheduling. 19. Demonstrates an atmosphere/attitude of respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of each patient and family member. 20. Must Obtain 10 accredited CEUs per year in accordance with BRPT Registry guidelines and AASM guidelines for Sleep Center accreditation. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page. Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory care, electroencephalogram diagnostics or polysomnography AND Two years of experience conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting AND Certified in CPR OR Equivalent education/experience. Preferred Skills: -Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or other nationally recognized sleep credential. -Current certification in BLS. -Registered with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). -Maintains current Registered Polysomnographic Technologist credential. -Evidence of ability to conduct a wide range of sleep studies without direct supervision. -Possess a Washington State driver’s license and the ability to legally drive. -Experience with using a variety of HSAT Equipment. -Experience in patient training or education. -Medical or science background. -Competency in conducting and scoring sleep studies.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.