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Polysomnography Technologist

Req #:  127486
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Tinley Park
Posting Budget Status:  Night
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

Registry - PRN - No gaurenteed hours, as needed position

Location: Tinley Park West - Southwest Suburban 

Position: Night  - 8p to 6:30a

 

Position Requirements:
Graduate of a two year AMA approved program for Respiratory Care OR graduation from an ASET accredited Neurophysiology program OR completed in~house training program or equivalent.

Completion of qualified sleep disorders training program or the equivalent.
OR be currently enrolled in a CAAHEP approved sleep program.

Earn 10.0 continuing education credits annually
Skilled in digital and analog Polysomnography.

Provides technical interpretations for all procedures performed.

Functions as a team member.

Effective communication skills.

Observational skills convey patient behavior based on clinical knowledge.
CPR Certification

RPSGT, RST, or RRT~SDS registry eligible ~ must become registered within 90 days
OR become registered within 90 days from eligibility date when graduating from a CAAHEP approved sleep program. Candidates must be willing to attend all mandatory educational activities and associate meetings which may not be during regularly scheduled shift.

This position can recognize needs and behaviors of the following age groups: Neonatal (as required), Pediatrics, Adolescents, Adults, and Geriatrics. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.

Must be able to function under stressful, fast paced conditions, communicate in a professional, knowledgeable, respectful manner with superior, peers and external customers and foster a team building environment when performing job functions. Must always exhibit Behaviors of Excellence.

May be required to work odd hours to adjust to patient schedules. Must be able to perform physical tasks, such as bending, lifting, pushing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and be able to respond quickly to emergencies. Must be able to regularly lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. May be exposed to chemical vapors (acetone, Saniwipes).




If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To perform clinical polysomnographic procedures on designated patients for use by physicians in diagnosing and treating patient's sleep disorder in accordance with departmental standards and policies. Aids in coordination and technical training in specialized procedures and in the orientation of new personnel.

Accountabilities:
Polysomnographic Procedures
Departmental Activities and Goals
Communication
Maintenance and Development of Skills

 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago