Sleep Center Technologist - Main Campus, Houston TX

 
Position: Sleep Center Technologist - Main Campus, Houston TX

Job ID: 32294

Location: --

Department: Texas Children's Hospital

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 6pm- 7am three nights per week

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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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 Senior Sleep Technologist performs procedures appropriate to their competence and credentials, and is primarily responsible for conducting night time sleep studies.


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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

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

  • Requirements:
    • 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)
    • 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


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