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University of Utah Health Polysomnographic Technologist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., or Ph.D). This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. Polysomnographic Technologists can perform duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may assist in oversight of other staff.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information in order to identify and meet patient-specific needs.

  • Determines final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or laboratory protocol.

  • Completes and verifies documentation.

  • Explains pre-testing, testing and post-testing procedures to the patient.

  • Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.

  • Scores sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.

  • Scores clinical events according to center specific protocols.

  • Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to process visual data and intervene when necessary to maintain technical quality of testing data as well as follow procedural protocols such as Parasomnia studies, administration of positive airway pressure and oxygen titrations to ensure collection of appropriate data.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications 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 associated with a state licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility.

  • OR

  • Equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnography Technician.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

  • Current certification as a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) through the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

  • Current certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist - Sleep Disorders Specialty (RRT-SDS) through the National Board of Respiratory Care.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care

Physical Requirements

Color Determination, Far Vision

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 47695
Reg/Temp Temporary
Employment Type PRN
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Overnight and day shifts
Location Name Sleep Wake Center
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UUH OPC 13F SLEEP WAKE CTR
Category Patient Care Support / Technicians