The Long Beach VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for a Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) assigned to work in Pulmonary Service Section, Medical Service within the Medical Center. He/she conducts sleep study procedures that include patient hookup, sleep screening tests; polysomnograms (night sleep tests), Multiple sleep latency tests (day sleep tests) and troubleshooting, analysis, sleep staging, record scoring and Video EEG Monitoring, in the Sleep Lab. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performs all polysomnogram scoring and data analysis; technical sleep report generation; provides technical feedback on data acquisition. Provides troubleshooting of technical and computer issues for acquisition and reading stations. DME CPAP patient setups and all equipment related patient care follow-up visits. Performs all daytime recording and monitoring of sleep/wake physiologic data. Includes patient hookup and recognition of sleep stages and events, implements CPAP treatment as indicated by department protocols. Performs other duties as downloading patients Pap therapy data via Airview/Encore/Devilbiss or Smart card and contacts patients with feedback and \ helps HST coordinator with set ups and scoring as needed. Records and interprets the result of the exam and presents information to interpreting physician. Receives patients, explains procedure and performs exam. Assists Pulmonary Fellows in performing and interpreting tests. Independently sets, calibrates and operates complex testing instruments. Work Schedule: 7:30am to 6:00pm, Day varies or 8:00pm to 6:30am Nights varies Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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