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Providence Health & Services Polysomnographic Technologist in Medford, Oregon

Description:

Providence is calling a Polysomnographic Technologist (Sleep Technologist) to Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This is a per diem/on-call position. We are seeking applicants who are available to work 6:30pm - 7am shifts. You may pick up between 1 to 3 shifts weekly, any day of the week (part-time to full-time hours available)! Whether you are looking to pick up just an extra shift here and there, or may be starting your career and are seeking up to full-time hours, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Schedules are finalized 1 month in advance. New graduate and experienced Techs are encouraged to apply. We offer an additional 15% of base hourly pay premium for all per diem Caregivers.

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

We are seeking a Polysomnographic Technologist who 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. May be required to perform routine EEGs and take call for routine EEGs on a rotational basis (EEG work does not apply to Medford).

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Review patient history to determine chief sleep/wake complaint

  • Interview patient to assess current medications, sleeping schedules, alcohol and caffeine consumption and specific needs during testing

  • Document and monitor patient's conditions continuously and compiles a complete technical summary of these at the end of each procedure

  • Set up and calibrates monitoring equipment

  • Measure and apply EEG electrodes using the International 10-20 system

  • Apply appropriate EOG, EMG, ECG, respiratory effort and airflow devices and oximetry transducers

  • Perform 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

  • Able to interface computers to calibrate, operate and generate polysomnograms/electroencephalograms and reports

  • Recognize 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

  • Perform complex polysomnographic, MSLT, MWT, in accordance with Departmental Policies and Procedure

  • Stage and score these tests in accordance with current published guidelines

  • Be responsible for performing routine EEGs according to departmental policies and procedures

  • Identify and resolves life-threatening situations when and if the need arises

  • Understand indications, contraindications, and adverse effects of PAP therapy, and oxygen therapy, and applies these modalities in compliance with Lab Protocols

  • Utilize communication with physicians, supervisors, and other lab personnel to appropriately insure patient safety, including those with special needs and to promote departmental quality guidelines

  • Properly handle hazardous materials such as collodion and acetone and utilizes proper disinfecting techniques on equipment, transducers and electrodes

  • Identify 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

  • Assist patients in a manner which is safe, allowing patients to be comfortable both physically and emotionally in preparation for and during procedure

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • Licensure with the Oregon Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board as a

  • Polysomnographic Technologist -OR-

  • Respiratory Therapist

  • RPSGT credential

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time effectively

  • Interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for ensuring patient education, safety and comfort, as well as discussing patients and clinical situations with physicians

  • Detail-oriented skills

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest health care system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their health care needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Night

Job Category: Polysomongraphy

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 308361

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