Polysomnographic Technologist – Sleep Lab Staffing – Orlando – Per Diem
Orlando seeks to hire Polysomnographic Technologist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Center for Sleep Disorders serves as the main hub for the FL Hospital Sleep Medicine System which has 6 locations at area Campuses. The Sleep Lab is a comprehensive Center that schedules and administers Diagnostic ( both In-Lab and Home Studies ) Sleep Studies and PAP Therapy Studies. we are now also equipped to run the New ‘Inspire’ Therapy Testing as well. We follow a continuum of care model which includes New Patient and PAP Follow-up Clinic utilizing Practitioners who are Sleep Trained and Certified.
Performs quality sleep studies for all patients under minimal supervision in order to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Facilitates all aspects of study completion and reporting. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Is knowledgeable in and carries out all applicable processes of the department. Participates in the Florida Hospital performance improvement program. Performs additional duties as requested.
Minimum six months' polysomnography experience or successful completion of a sleep program.)
Current CPR / BLS Certification.
Working knowledge of sleep procedures and equipment.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to closely observe sleep tracing and respond appropriately to seizure activity and other abnormalities;
Ability to prepare and calibrate equipment to determine proper functioning and make adjustments as necessary.
Ability to apply electrodes and sensors according to published standards.
Proficient performance of physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals.
Working knowledge of proper positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting and Titration.
Associate's degree or higher in healthcare science related field (Preferred)
Experience with Nihon Kohden equipment and software (Preferred)
Computer skills, including Microsoft® Office applications (Preferred)
Scoring of Studies performed to current AASM Standards (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist through the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) OR Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Patient Care Responsibilities Performs quality sleep recordings by collecting, analyzing, and integrating pertinent patient history information, properly preparing the patient according to age, conducting the examination, and preparing the recording for the physician interpretation. Implements appropriate interventions, including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and/or bi-level positive airway pressure (PAP) and Oxygen administration. Informs the nursing supervisor and/or the physician of changes in the patient's condition or abnormalities on the recording, when necessary. Maintains supplies and equipment for patient care and maintains an orderly and efficient system for storage and retrieval of patient information. Provides patient education according to established guidelines.
Quality Assurance Accurately documents, posts, and charges for procedures to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital. Actively supports and participates in department and hospital quality improvement initiatives as directed. Participates on process or performance improvement team and proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Maintains quality of recording scores within established guidelines.
Safety and the Environment of Care Adheres to hospital infection control and safety standards. Ensures equipment is in good working condition and initiates appropriate contacts when repairs are required.
Meeting Attendance: Attends monthly staff meetings. Attends other meetings as requested.
Communication/Cooperation Receives and gives report clearly to communicate patient care information to provide optimal care. Communicates and collaborates with multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality patient care. Keeps supervisor informed and seeks assistance and direction from appropriate individuals when confronted with unfamiliar procedures and techniques, before implementing them, to ensure deliverance of safe and effective patient care. Communicates with patients and family members appropriate to age and instructs them in techniques to optimize their care in the hospital, as well as after discharge. Receives assignments, instructions, and guidance from supervisor and is compliant with supervisor special requests as situations dictate.
Customer Service Maintains a professional relationship with all customers. Maintains the confidentiality of employees, patients, administration, and medical staff information with no infractions. Displays a caring and courteous attitude.
Professional Standards and Ethics Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Refuses to participate in unethical procedures and assumes the responsibility of informing the appropriate authority of noted incompetence or unethical behavior.
Resource Management Plans and manages time appropriately. Practices cost containment measures by conserving hospital supplies, equipment, and human resources.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Polysomnographic Technologist opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.