As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The HMC Sleep Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 90% FTE night shift Polysomnographic Technician 2. Under general supervision of the Manager, Clinical Supervisor and HSAT Coordinator the Polysomnographic Technician 2 contributes to the day to day operations of the UW Sleep Center. CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Home study device programing and sleep study processing. Sleep Center equipment testing, troubleshooting and maintenance. Including, but not limited to, cleaning/sterilization according to policy standards. Patient home study setups and training, both individual and group. Ensures adequate medical record documentation to facilitate billing, coding, and superior quality of care. Scores sleep studies. Assists with scheduling and rescheduling of patients. Monitoring performance of sleep testing equipment to ensure quality. Ensures environment is prepared to receive patients. Reviews insurance authorization and referral prior to testing. Reviews history of patients scheduled for testing to make appropriate patient care decisions. Identifies equipment needs and ensures timely notification of need for repair or ordering. Reports environmental safety issues to appropriate persons in a timely manner. Assists, resolves, or appropriately refers customer service issues. Recognizes and communicates changes in patient conditions in a timely manner; seeks assistance as necessary. Ensures job tasks have been completed. Follows through on delegated tasks and is able to prioritize requests appropriately. Follows changes in hospital and departmental policies, procedures and processes. Proactively facilitates sleep testing, anticipates obstacles and intervenes effectively. Assists with data acquisition and analysis to meet accreditation standards and maintain a constant state of readiness. Collaborates with Manager, Clinical Supervisor and HSAT Coordinator on special projects based on department need. Ability and willingness to travel by automobile to satellite HSAT locations as required. Ability to work variable schedule. Other duties as assigned. PREFERRED: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or other nationally recognized sleep credential. Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory care, electroencephalogram diagnostics or polysomnography. Two years of experience conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting Current certification in BLS. Registered with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Maintains current Registered Polysomnographic Technologist credential. Evidence of ability to conduct a wide range of sleep studies without direct supervision. Possess a Washington State driver's license and the ability to legally drive. Experience with using a variety of HSAT Equipment. Experience in patient training or education. Medical or science background. Competency in scoring sleep studies. Special Skills: Communicates effectively and professionally. Able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Capable of working 8 or 12 hour shifts and a variable schedule. Vision adequate for fine discrimination on monitor for extended periods up to 12 hours. Can grasp equipment or supplies with both hands. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory care, electroencephalogram diagnostics or polysomnography AND Two years of experience conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting AND Certified in CPR OR Equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.