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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Registry Sleep Tech - Decatur Sleep Lab, PRN in Decatur, Georgia

Overview

2-3 Weekend Shifts a month are required. Must be a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Operates polysomnographic recording equipment to record and evaluate sleep/wake pathology.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Equipment and Supplies: Operates and calibrates polysomnographic equipment.

  • Patient Care and Advocacy: Reviews patient medical charts, confirms physician orders, and requested protocol to be performed.

  • Interviews patients to assess current sleep patterns, medication allergies/conditions, current medications, and any alcohol or caffeine intake the day of the test.

  • Applies and removes elctrodes and other equipment used in conjunction with polysomnography including EKG, EMG, EOG, airflow, and oximtery in clinic patients.

  • Applies and titrate CPAP/BiPAP based on physicians's orders and established protocols.

  • Educates patients on use of CPAP/BiPAP Monitors sleep recording, patient position in bed, as well as recognition of sleep pathology. Recognizes and records clinical and physiological events. Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Safety, Security and Health:

  • Cleans and disinfects equipment placed directly on patients

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • One year related experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium Max 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Decatur Hospital

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department DEC-Sleep Lab

Job Type PRN / Registry

Job Number 34986

Job Category Therapy

Schedule 7p-7:30a

Standard Hours 4 Hours

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