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Polysom Technologist

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Clive
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

HAH_MercyOneMercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


Responsibilities

$10,000 Sign On Bonus and Weekend Package Available!

 

MercyOne Des Moines Sleep Center is looking for a qualified Polysomnographic Technologist to join their team. This would be a night position with shift differential working 3 shifts from 7p to 7am.

 

Work is performed under the supervision of the Sleep Lab Director and requires thorough knowledge of the function and safe operation of equipment used to monitor and record breathing (airflow/effort), electroencephalograms (brain waves), electrocardiograms (heart rate and rhythm), electromyograms (muscle activity), and pulse oximetry (blood oxygenation / saturation).

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  •  Laboratory set-up
  •  Patient preparation
  •  Performing, observing and evaluating daytime and overnight polysomnograms,
  •  Staging / scoring sleep study
  •  Assisting in the tabulation of data from scored records, and
  •  Monitoring and checking equipment for possible changes/adjustments as necessary during the study
  • Gather and analyze patient information. Verify documentation and physician orders.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic (CPAP, BIPAP) polysomnography, MSLT and MWT.
  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Performs routine PAP mask fitting.
  • 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.

MercyOne Des Moines provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

 

Whether you are an experienced Technologies 'who's seen it all' or a nurse working toward that, we invite you to join MercyOne Des Moines today and experience MercyOne with us! 

 

#missioncritical

 


Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography OR successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility OR equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technologist.
  • Certification by a nationally recognized certification board as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). Licensed by the State of Iowa as a Polysomnographic Technologist.
  • Maintain the RPSGT credential and the State Licensure through educational activity as outlined by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) and State of Iowa.

 

 

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Polysom Technologist, Other , Clive, Iowa

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