Chenega Corporation Healthcare Polysomnographic Tech in Fort Carson, Colorado

CHENEGA HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC

Company Job Title:

Health Care Polysomnographic Technician (HCPT)

Clearance:

Background

Location:

Ft Carson, CO

Reports To:

Project Manager

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date: 06/01/2018

Approved Date:

06/01/2018

Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.

Summary:

  • The Health Care Polysomnographic Technician (HCPT) works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and home sleep apnea testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Operates closed circuit television camera to observe patient during test and to record patient's sleep activities.

  • Operates polysomnograph equipment to record electrical activity of brain waves and other physiological variables and records notes on graph to eliminate from consideration physiological measurements caused by such activities as patient opening eyes, turning head, or turning body.

  • Studies polysomnogram to recognize arrhythmias and abnormal respiratory patterns and calls physician or other emergency personnel if needed.

  • Measures durations of brain waves recorded on polysomnograms, using millimeter ruler.

  • Studies characteristics of completed polysomnogram tracings and summarizes data showing stages of sleep, abnormal breathing events, periodic leg movements, arrhythmias, and other information, applying knowledge of polysomnograph testing principles.

  • Complete tasks with little or no direct supervision.

  • Troubleshoot sleep equipment and software, as necessary.

  • Meet short-notice deadlines as established by the organization.

  • Conduct and score all types of sleep studies and testing modalities performed at the facility in accordance with AASM scoring guidelines and Sleep Medicine Lab/Clinic protocols.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • NONE

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • High School Diploma

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience within the last three (3) years, conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting including one year scoring sleep studies.

  • Adhere to national certification standards as outlined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).

  • Must have and maintain in good standing current certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.

  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification throughout the life of the contract. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is the only program accepted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have knowledge of clinic/department regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. This includes, but is not limited to, and underlying familiarity of common situations and conditions seen in the sleep lab such as: PAP adherence, mask leaks, mask fittings, insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), restless leg syndrome (RLS), anxiety/depression, nightmares, inadequate sleep time and narcolepsy.

  • Have sufficient interpersonal skills and knowledge and experience to perform the specific tasks. Maintains a professional manner and display a positive and cooperative attitude toward patients, staff, MTF personnel and others with whom the HCPTs have contact such as, family members, other clinicians, medical staff, and visitors.

Diversity:

  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics:

  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment :

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Organization: Chenega Healthcare Services

Title: Healthcare Polysomnographic Tech

Location: Colorado-Fort Carson

Requisition ID: 1800004169