JOB DESCRIPTION: Polysomnograph Technician I Trainee
DEPARTMENT: Sleep Disorder Center
WORK SCHEDULE: Nights
WORK TYPE: Full Time
A Certified Polysomnographic Technician develops competency in and performs the basics of polysomnographic testing and associated interventions under direct supervision of a Polysomnographic Technician, RPSGT or Lead Polysomnographic Technician.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates 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.
Demonstrates effective written and spoken communication skills
Demonstrates appropriate social skills
Demonstrates ability to follow direction
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED plus 6 months’ experience in direct patient care OR one year of post-secondary education.
Current enrollment in an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology.
Must achieve the advanced credential of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) when exam eligibility is met per the standards established by the national Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. The advanced credential should be achieved within first year of employment.
• In the event that the employee does not pass the RPSGT examination, the employee may be granted one (1) three-month extension to obtain the credential at the supervisor/manager discretion.
• In the event the RPSGT credential is not obtained after the second attempt, Geisinger will have considered the employee to have voluntarily resigned. Employee may re-apply for open positions and be re-hired once they obtain the credential.
Maintain current BCLS certification.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Also, in the performance of this job, the employee may be exposed to chemicals or infectious agents including blood-borne pathogens.
(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).
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC),located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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