The incumbent will be assigned as a Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) and will be under the Pulmonary Section under Medical service. Will serve as a senior Sleep Technician and/or lead and will assist in scheduling, preparing, collecting, monitoring and assessing complex biological electroencephalographic and pulmonary data for multiple specific difficult polysomnographic procedures independent of direct supervision in accordance with the established guidelines. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performs a variety of polysomnogragraphic studies in the sleep laboratory; routine; routine polysomnogram, PAP titration studies including, CPAP, Bi-level, specialized positive airway pressure technologies (including but not limited to servo ventilation, volume assured pressure support and timed devices), Home sleep testing. High level of understanding of high and low filters, sensitivities, gain, AC/DC filters and inputs, bio-calibrations, machine calibrations, and instrumentation and electrical safety. Assist with patient setup, calibrate machines, and collect acquisition performance verification. Manually scoring of sleep studies. Score sleep/wake stages and scoring clinical events by site accepted guidelines. Serves as a liaison to providers for equipment, supplies and request for special services. Recognize the need for medical intervention if patient safety is at risk. Implement appropriate interventions as indicated if patient safety is at risk including alerting hospital emergency response teams, application of supplemental oxygen, initiation of ALCS protocol, etc. Other duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, 12:00pm-10:30pm, 9:00pm-7:30am, 10:00pm-6::00am or similar (four 10-hour shifts or three 12- hour shifts, etc.) Three shifts rotation, day, swing, and grave shift, Monday to Friday. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required *RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION*
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