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Working As A Sleep Technician

  • $40,800

    Average Salary

What Does A Sleep Technician Do At Rochester Regional Health

* Patient Care.
* Review patient histories; Educate and orient patients on procedure; Perform sleep studies of; maintain accountability for timely and proper service to patients; provide excellent patient service
* General Maintenance.
* Clean, restock and prepare rooms on a daily basis
* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action
* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action
* Documentation.
* Assist with scoring portable monitoring recordings according to AASM scoring parameters; identify artifact, inadequate signals and study failures and generate an accurate report
* Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

What Does A Sleep Technician Do At Mercy Medical Center Clinton

* Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information to identify and meet the patient.
* Completes and verifies documentation.
* Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information to identify and meet the patient.
* Completes and verifies documentation.
* Follows procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
* Follows “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
* Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free.
* Identifies and reports signal abnormalities.
* Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
* Assists with appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).
* Follows “lights on” procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.).
* Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and makes adjustments if necessary.
* Scores sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
* Scores clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc).
* Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data

What Does A Sleep Technician Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Ensures patients are set up for sleep studies by directly applying or overseeing the application of recording devices to the patient in accordance with department standards and procedures.
* Records/monitors polysomnogram and/or electroencephalograms.
* Responds with appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety.
* Identifies normal and abnormal cardio-respiratory, neurological, and sleep physiology; recognizes and reports pathology that requires treatment.
* Administers oxygen and nasal continuous positive airway pressure and employs ventilator assist devices in accordance with established protocols.
* Performs special procedures such as multiple sleep latency testing and patient education, EEG recording to include wake and sleep, nasopharyngeal, bedside, isolation, and electro-cerebral inactivity evaluations.
* Scores data and generates reports that accurately and concisely summarize the patient’s sleep / wake stages, respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movement, arousal analysis, and other clinical events; sends to the physician for interpretation.
* Performs maintenance and minor repair of laboratory equipment and reports needs for major repairs.
* Cleans/sanitizes equipment.
* Qualifications

What Does A Sleep Technician Do At UPMC

* Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
* Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
* Demonstrate computer skills appropriate for the position.
* Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
* Demonstrate appropriate social skills.
* Demonstrate customer service skills.
* Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Demonstrate teamwork skills.
* Follow HIPAA policies to maintain the privacy and security of patient information.
* Demonstrate ability to follow direction.
* Respond to sleep patients' procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.
* Provide patient education utilizing sleep center specific protocols.
* Adhere to sleep center policies related to quality assurance.
* Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory.
* Review and evaluate sleep studies and provide feedback to staff.
* Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
* Comply with professional standards of conduct.
* Sleep Study Preparation and Set-up
* Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history).
* Determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
* Review the patient's history and verify the medical order.
* Follow sleep center protocols related to the sleep study.
* When patient arrives, verify identification, collect documents and obtain consent for the study.
* Explain the procedure and orient the patient for either in center or out of center sleep testing.
* Select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
* Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
* Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization.
* Assist with research projects as requested.
* Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.
* Perform appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.
* Follow 'lights out' procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
* Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.
* Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for out of center sleep testing.
* Demonstrate adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures for portable monitoring devices.
* Demonstrate adherence to AASM scoring parameters for OCST; identify artifact, inadequate signals and study failures and generate an accurate report

What Does A Sleep Technician Do At Heywood Hospital

* This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.
* It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.
* Facility:
* Heywood Hospital
* Department:
* HH. SLEEP STUDIES,6715
* Regular or Temporary Position:
* Regular
* Position Control #:
* Position Hours:
* Per Diem
* Shift:
* Night
* Weekend Frequency:
* Occasional
* Holiday Rotation:
* Yes
* Job Title:
* Sleep Studies Polysomnographic Tech, Sleep Lab
* Location:
* Gardner, Massachusetts
* Posted Date

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Sleep Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    62.1%
  • Male

    35.9%
  • Unknown

    1.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.3%
  • Asian

    7.2%
  • Unknown

    2.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    61.0%
  • Portuguese

    7.3%
  • French

    7.3%
  • Swedish

    2.4%
  • Mandarin

    2.4%
  • Amharic

    2.4%
  • Russian

    2.4%
  • Hindi

    2.4%
  • Tagalog

    2.4%
  • Malayalam

    2.4%
  • Korean

    2.4%
  • Arabic

    2.4%
  • Armenian

    2.4%
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Top Skills for A Sleep Technician

DiagnosticSleepStudiesClinicalProceduresPSGLaboratoryProtocolsSleepDisordersPositiveAirwayPressureEEGPolysomnographicCpap/BipapOxygenTherapyObstructiveSleepApneaPatientCareEKGPatientInformationSleepLabASVSleepTechMslt/MwtPatientEducationAasm

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Top Sleep Technician Skills

  1. Diagnostic Sleep Studies
  2. Clinical Procedures
  3. PSG
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed diagnostic sleep studies and studies for pharmaceutical research
  • Completed clinical procedures and gathered patient data for interpretation by a physician.
  • Performed Polysomnogram {PSG} diagnosis tests by applying all the sensors to the patients skin surface under supervision.
  • Determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
  • Recorded data to assist sleep specialist in diagnosing patients with sleep disorders

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