"To care for our community with respect and compassion through excellence and teamwork."
Are you a proven leader in healthcare who wants to make an impact in your rural community? Do you have a knack for building and maintaining strong positive relationships with the community, coworkers and leadership? If you answered Yes to these questions, we have an excellent opportunity for you!
Lake Health District is growing leaps and bounds. We are looking for driven Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) to join our team of exceptional staff!
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POSITION SUMMARY: You will perform routine and complex polysomnographic procedures including MSLT, MWT, correlates and compiles diagnostic data and applies therapeutic modalities as necessary to patient’s condition. Other duties may consist of scoring, scheduling, upkeep of electronic and paper files, database activities, departmental quality improvement and EMU equipment troubleshooting. Performs all duties in a manner promoting a team concept and which reflects the mission statement of Lake Health District.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Reviews patient history to determine chief sleep/wake complaint. Interviews patient to assess current medications sleeping schedules, alcohol and caffeine consumption and specific needs during testing. Document and monitors patient’s conditions continuously and compiles a complete technical summary of these at the end of each procedure.
Sets up and calibrates monitoring equipment. Measures and applies EEG electrodes using the International 10-20 system. Applies appropriate EOG, EMG, ECG, respiratory effort and airflow devices and oximetry transducers.
Performs physiological calibrations, monitors the polysomnogram/electroencephalogram, recognizes and records relevant clinical and physiological events and monitors/changes the patient environment to obtain required sleep/wake data. Is able to interface computers to calibrate, operate and generate polysomnograms/electroencephalograms and reports. Recognizes artifact activity and makes appropriate changes to eliminate it from the recording to insure the quality of the data being collected and the safety and well-being of the patient.
Performs complex polysomnographic, MSLT, MWT, in accordance with Departmental Policies and Procedures. Stages and scores these tests in accordance with current published guidelines. May be responsible for performing routine EEGs according to departmental policies and procedures.
Identifies and resolves life-threatening situations when and if the need arises. Understands indications, contraindications, and adverse effects of PAP therapy, and oxygen therapy, and applies these modalities in compliance with Sleep Lab Protocols.
Utilizes communication with physicians, supervisors, and other sleep lab personnel to appropriately insure patient safety, including those with special needs and to promote departmental quality guidelines.
Properly handles hazardous materials such as collodion and acetone and utilizes proper disinfecting techniques on equipment, transducers and electrodes.
Identifies artifacts and/or equipment problems as they arise and resolves them in a timely manner to insure the quality of data being collected and the safety and comfort of the patient.
Oversees and performs difficult and advanced polysomnographic testing and therapeutic interventions.
Cleans equipment per hospital and department policies. Monitors for equipment malfunction and communicates any issues in a timely manager to Maintenance or Manager as appropriate.
Obtains the appropriate amount of continuing education units required to maintain licensure each licensing period.
Functions as respectful, positive member of the patient care team. Maintains professional appearance and demeanor.
Remains calm and effective in stressful or critical patient care situations.
Adheres to department policies and procedures.
MINIMUM OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High school graduate or equivalent.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensure with the Oregon Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board as a Polysomnographic Technologist or Respiratory Therapist. Requires Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Job Knowledge: The polysomnographic technologist must have the ability to integrate a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology with sleep/wake pathology. Attention to detail is critical since the quality of data from the polysomnogram is solely the responsibility of the technologist. Must be able to maintain vigilance in a non-stimulating environment. The tech must be able to assimilate data from several sources and anticipate initiation of care, in accordance with protocols to prevent harm to the patient. Must know when to consult the physician regarding the patient’s care. Must react quickly and calmly in an emergency situation. Must understand and abide by patient confidentiality guidelines.
Skills: Strong analytical and detail-oriented skills, interpersonal communications skills and the ability to prioritize work and manage time effectively. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for ensuring patient education, safety and comfort, as well as discussing patients and clinical situations with physicians. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in math and computer skills. Must be willing and able to work long night shift hours over an extended period of time. Must be able to complete work in a timely and effective manner, in accordance with departmental standards.
Expected Hours of Work: Generally, night time hours; 12-14 hour shifts depending on length of sleep study.
Internal Number: 4590
About Lake Health District
Here at Lake Health District, we understand that healthcare is evolving. The advance in medicine and strides in technology are providing local communities access to better healthcare. It is our desire to provide the best care in our region.
Our associated staff will be here to help you and your loved ones when the need arises. The comfort and care of our patients is our major goal. Lake Health District desires to provide you with the tools needed to educate and increase your health awareness. Online healthcare is now being made available to you from this website. The site will introduce health information and patient education resources for you to explore.
Charlie Tveit, CEO/Administrator
No stop lights - get out of the rat race and enjoy peaceful country living! Lakeview is located in "mile high" south central Oregon. The town is surrounded by desert, forest, lakes, rim rock and streams known for great hunting, fishing and other excellent recreation opportunities. Just 220 miles from Reno, half way between Portland and San Francisco, 176 miles from Bend or Medford, and 100 miles from Klamath Falls. Our community offers a golf... course, ski hill, hiking, camping, biking, hang gliding, swimming pool and much more, all within minutes of town. Enjoy lots of sunshine (averages 320 sunny days per year), a good growing season, and a friendly, thoughtful community. Lakeview is a great place to raise children, has excellent schools, a library and is the Lake county seat.