Sleep Laboratory Tech MercyOne Northeast Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa, USA

Position Summary

Performs a variety of sleep study testing and related procedures.  Prepares test results for physician interpretation.  Adheres to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare performance expectations and performs all defined services and other related duties in accordance with mission, vision, and values of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

Principal Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the Job

Performs sleep laboratory tests and related procedures.

  • Verifies proper patient identification and physician order.
  • Attaches monitoring equipment and takes steps to insure adequate hook-up for obtaining accurate results.
  • During preparation for or performance of test, notifies physician of urgent findings.
  • Prepares test results by utilizing established protocols and computer-assisted services to produce results for physician interpretation.
  • Performs advanced procedures such as BiPAP/CPAP set-up and monitoring.
  • Assesses patient/machine interaction and makes adjustments as needed per department guidelines.
  • Responds to questions regarding Sleep Lab procedures and results.
  • Initiates operation of equipment per physician order or protocol

Provides patient education

  • Educates patients in regard to diagnosis/complaints.
  • Instructs patients on good sleep hygiene and follow-up cares.

Communicates relevant clinical information to staff and physician(s).

  • Reports patient status and test results to physicians and other health team members.
  • Documents completely and legibly.
  • Gathers pertinent patient information prior to testing.
  • Communicates with patients in advance to testing.

Scores sleep studies

  • Recognizes sleep stages, respiratory disturbances and can score enough to know if patient qualifies for sleep study.

Schedules patients for testing

  • Schedules patients with consideration of needs and staffing.

Places accumulated charges into computer system

  • Enters charges for services performed, ensuring charges entered are for correct patient and correct procedure.
  • Enters data into patient testing logs on date the test is performed

Bases on principles of growth and development , provides care appropriate to the age related needs of the patients served on his/her assigned unit, which may include: 

Birth-28 days: Neonate  1-18 Months: Infant   18 Mo-3 Yrs: Toddler   3-6 Yrs: Pre-School Aged

6-12 Yrs: School-Aged     12-18 Yrs: Adolescents    18-65 Yrs: Adults       65+ Yrs: Geriatrics

  • Collects, analyzes, interprets and applies age-specific data.
  • Performs tasks/procedures, uses equipment in an age appropriate manner.
  • Communicates and works with others in an age appropriate manner.

Adheres to all safety, infection control and employee health policies and procedures

  • Attends required safety programs.
  • Appropriately and consistently uses the personal protective equipment required of the job.
  • Knows and can demonstrate departmental emergency procedures for fire, disaster and other emergency situations.
  • Reports and removes unsafe equipment/furniture.
  • Asks for assistance when needed to assure safety for all involved.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and practices safe working habits.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required:

  • Intermediate language, intermediate math, intermediate reasoning ability.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with a large degree of independence.
  • Ability to perform unscheduled procedures.

Certification/Licensure Required for Job: 

(list any licenses or certifications required for the job)

Iowa license in current field and BLS required. CRT or RRT preferred.  Mandatory Reporter.  ACLS.  Must complete 14 online education modules through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine within one year from date of hire (must sit for registry exam upon eligibility- within 18 months from completion of modules).

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment with variable temperatures and normal office noise leve.  Physical demands of job are medium with infrequent lifting, pushing and pulling of up to 50 lbs.; mostly sitting with moderate twisting and wrist deviation, frequent pinching, hand wrist repetitions, requires fine motor skills and moderate both handedness.  Exposure hazardous material with the use of oxygen under pressure, body fluid pathogen hazard to eye, hand, toroso and respiratory.

About Company

MercyOne Northeast Iowa
3421 W 9th St, Waterloo Iowa 50701

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 2 Job type: Full Time Salary: $18 - $28 /Per Hour Publish date: 09 Feb 2023

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