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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Polysomnographer, Sleep Lab - Full time / Nights in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a full time, night Polysomnographer with the Sleep Lab at Covenant Children's Hospital.

Job Summary:

Ability to provide Sleep Studies to Adults, Pediatric, and Neonatal patients while working with minimal supervision to perform and score standard and complex Sleep Studies. Serve as a member of the Sleep Center directly or in directly affect change within the department and encourage competent care, develop individualized intervention, and enhance polysomnography skills. Able to communicate effectively with physicians, patients, family members, and other disciplines.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts patient pre-test instructions and education and operate ancillary equipment related to sleep testing.

  • Exhibits ability to trouble shoot equipment without entering the patient's room.

  • Evaluates patients for breathing disorders related to sleep.

  • Exhibits ability to administer and titrate CPAP/BIPAP to alleviate patient respiratory abnormalities.

  • Demonstrates ability to accurately score sleep stages. PLMS, and apnea/hyponea according to the R & K manual and property conduct and score multiple sleep latency studies.

  • Maintains proper infection control procedures to assure patient safety and prevent cross-contamination by proper machine maintenance and application techniques.

  • Exhibits good communication skills essential to obtain maximum cooperation from patients, physicians and co-workers.

  • Continues to improve skills and abilities by attending in-services, reading journals and articles pertaining to the field and attending appropriate seminars.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED

Experience:

  • Complete a minimum of 18 months of clinical experience where the duties performed are primarily polysomnography, OR

  • Complete a minimum of 1 year of clinical experience where the duties performed are primarily polysomnography, and the applicant holds a credential in an allied health field accepted by the BRPT (e.g., nursing, respiratory care, electroneurodiagnostics). Applicants must submit a copy of a certificate or official correspondence from the credentialing agency with their application.

Licenses and Certifications: Basic Life Support (AHA) 30 days of employment.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Coursework/Training - Successful completion of an accredited course in polysomnographic testing

Experience: 1 year Experience in hospital setting or an allied health field.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training and Certification

  • PALS and NRP Training

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Polysomongraphy

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