Sleep Center Technologist (West Campus, Katy)

 
Position: Sleep Center Technologist (West Campus, Katy)

Job ID: 164759

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC Sleep Lab

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 6p - 7a 3 nights per week

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.

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Summary:

We are searching for a Sleep Center Technologist – someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. This person has passed a competency examination and is credentialed as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). In this position, you’ll perform sleep studies and document results according to facility policy and procedures. Excellent communication skills are essential for this position. The Sleep Technologist performs procedures appropriate to their competence and credentials, and is primarily responsible for conducting night time sleep studies.

Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers
  • Two (2) years of experience in pediatric polysomnography (sleep studies) preferred
  • Current registry in Polysomnography (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
  • Preferences:
  • Graduate of a CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program) accredited sleep program preferred
  • Registered Sleep Technologist by American Board of Sleep Medicine preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a mastery of technical and procedural requirements to consistently produce high quality neurodiagnostic sleep studies; is able to adapt all procedures to clinical circumstances; monitors and/or eliminates causes of artifact; and consistently and properly labels recordings
  • Performs neurodiagnostic testing within the Neurophysiology laboratory and, as required, in inpatient units according to departmental and AAST standards of care
  • Ensures electrode application in adherence with the International 10–20 System 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of product allergies, movement restrictions and different levels of consciousness the patient may experience
  • Performs patient safety measures in accordance with institutional policies, procedures, standards and/or guidelines.
  • Orients patient/family to room and facility (including emergency procedures)
  • Provides education to patient/family around sleep procedure
  • Maintains the patient’s safety through effective communication
  • Responsible for awareness and recognition of the decompensating patient and demonstrates knowledge of escalation and de-escalation processes
  • Understands and applies appropriate discharge criteria before dismissal of patient from the sleep lab.
  • Conducts efficient and accurate scoring, and documenting of sleep studies
  • Scores sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines


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