Humana Government Business - Humana Clinical Resources

Polysomnographic Technologist

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1896
US-KY-Fort Campbell
# of Openings
4

Overview

Humana Clinical Resources is seeking 4 Full-time Polysomnographic Technologists to provide sleep studies / polysomnograms services to eligible beneficiaries at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Become a part of a dedicated team that serves our nation's heroes and their families!  We offer an excellent compensation package with comprehensive benefits including PTO and Medical/Dental Insurance. Polysomnographic Technologists will work 3 12-hour shifts per week and one 8 hour shift per pay period. 

 

 

Fort Campbell, KY is located astride the Kentucky – Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, KY and Clarksville, TN.  Only an hour drive from Nashville, home of the Grand Ol’ Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Opera, Symphony and a variety of professional sports teams.

Responsibilities

Services including but not limited to:

  • After completion of the agreed upon sufficient training period, must have proficient use of the following equipment: AC/DC amplifiers; electrode application care and cleaning of equipment; impedance meter; oximeter; jack box; recording sleep system; thermistors, thermocouple, and transducer for; airflow detections, oxygen application; CPAP/BIPAP ventilation support unit; and video recording and monitoring devices.
  • Proficient application and use of standard 10/20 –electrode placement system (patient hook-ups).
  • Communicate sleep testing procedures with patient and patient’s family members, including fitting patients for NCPAP titration (mask).
  • Assemble and maintain confidential patient files.
  • Calibrate equipment, perform patient bio-calibrations, ensure all cameras and testing equipment are working properly before “lights-out.”
  • Identify the need for, and administers mechanical adjuncts (NCP AP, BIPAP, oxygen).
  • Identify and correct artifact.
  • Physical Profile (DA Form 3349). Ensure all conditions are described using corresponding VA worksheets.
  • Follow lab and hospital protocols / safety guidelines.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds of equipment / supplies. With mechanical or co-worker, must be able to lift, push, pull the weight of the average patient specific to the department.
  • Complete morning shut down of sleep studies, release the patients, clean all electrodes and leave the lab clean and ready for the daytime activity / following studies
  • Effectively communicate with lab director, physicians, and other techs concerning all activities and procedures performed during shift.
  • Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines. Score clinical events according to center specific protocols (respiratory / cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc).

Qualifications

Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) or Registered Polysomnographic Technician (RPSGT); or is CPSGT / RPSGT eligible, with 12 months of documented Sleep Lab experience.

 

High school graduate / GED and have a minimum of 6-months experience in patient / health care settings or 1 year of education credit in a health science field.

 

Must be a fast learner and work proficiently with electronic medical records / computer systems.

 

U.S. Citizenship required, due to U.S. Government Guidelines.

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