Polysomnographic Technologist - Colorado Springs, CO

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Provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders under direction of Provider or designee. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering provider or medical director and laboratory protocols
  • Complete and verify documentation
  • Explain pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to the patient
  • 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
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary. Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting
  • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data. Follow "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)
  • Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary
  • Document routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
  • Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc)
  • Follow "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients
  • Oversee and perform difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions
  • Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines
  • Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.) according to center specific protocols
  • Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues
  • Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance
  • Evaluate sleep study related equipment and inventory
  • Respond to study participant's procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information
  • Comply with the BRPT Standards of Conduct
  • Demonstrate and exemplify behavior consistent with DaVita's core values - service excellence, integrity, team, continuous improvement, accountability, fulfillment, fun
  • Perform all other job duties as directed by the supervisor or manager

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent
  • Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification
  • Ability to communicate medical information to non-medically trained people and communicate with people of different social, educational, and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to neatly, efficiently, and effectively write routine reports, correspondence, and chart notes
  • Ability to Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree with an emphasis in Polysomnography or an accredited Polysomnography Program; or equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technician
  • 6+ months of experience, 1+ years of experience

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Colorado Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $20.77 to $36.88. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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