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Polysomnographer- Cert

at Northern Light Health in Presque Isle, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light A.R. Gould

Department: Sleep Lab

Position is located:Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 30.00

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Summary:

The Polysomnographer is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses associated within the practice of sleep medicine. S/he is required to perform multiple types of sleep testing as ordered by the sleep providers. S/he will also be required to work with the mask fitting clinic, ensuring patients that they receive the proper fit and usage of their sleep equipment. Polysomnographers must be well trained in usage of the testing equipment and report any problems to the Clinical Coordinator, Lead Technician, or the Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders center. Documentation in clinical notes and during the testing procedure is mandatory to ensure that the best results are obtained during the reading and scoring of these tests.

Responsibilities:

+ Demonstrates knowledge and skill in providing appropriate treatment and testing of Sleep disorders to the age of the patient.

+ Maintains an open working relationship with the sponsoring provider.

+ Maintains necessary documentation in the patient’s medical record and within the guidelines established by the Organization.

+ Works closely with other office employees and hospital personnel in a team effort to serve our patients.

+ Maintains patient confidentially.

+ Maintains current practices established by the Joint Commission.

+ Maintains best practice skills designed to improve patient care and outcome.

+ Participates in the efficient operation of the practice. S/he is available and prepared to work during scheduled work hours to facilitate and meet approved staffing level.

+ Demonstrates willingness to cooperate with other health care providers.

+ Autonomously assists other health care providers with patient care

+ Adheres to administrative policies, directives, and procedures.

+ Must be proficient in the use of computers. Understanding and usage of the electronic medical record is a necessary skill for daily patient care.

Other Information:

+ Must be a registered Polysomnographer.

Competencies and Skills

+ Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed.

+ Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

+ Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

+ Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one’s behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.

+ Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization’s benefit.

+ Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences’ level.

+ Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly. Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.

+ Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

+ Influences and Inspires: Builds enthusiasm and commitment among others to move in a desired direction and models it personally. Creates a compelling vision of success that motivates workplace initiative and energizes others to follow. Provides direction and guidance to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective. Has the ability to appropriately influence others’ actions and decisions with and without express authority.

+ Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

+ Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues.

+ Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.

+ Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability .

+ Seeks Process Improvement & Applies System Thinking: Possesses and gains insight into situations, problems and processes. Understands the interconnection between organizational elements. Deconstructs problems and systematically investigates the various components. Considers the impact of actions on the entire process/system. Detects problems and opportunities, recognizes important information, and links various data to trace potential causes and relevant details.

+ Utilizes Resources Effectively: Understands how to get the most out of available resources and uses cost-benefit thinking in decision-making and in setting priorities. Monitors and analyzes resource usage to identify and eliminate areas of waste and maximize resources. As a leader, defines targets and provides appropriate means; oversees progress and makes adjustments when necessary. Appropriately delegates work, sets clear direction and manages workflow and time.

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Job Posting: JC261138043

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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