OUR GROWTH IS CREATING PROMISING FUTURES.
With the recent opening of Centegra Hospital-Huntley, fresh and progressive opportunities are dawning for patients and health care providers in McHenry County. The newest addition to the Centegra family of hospitals has created growth-friendly openings throughout our system, which features two locations that have achieved Magnet® status. If you seek a career where your professional development is a shared priority between you and your employer, we encourage you to explore a future with Centegra.
Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, Woodstock, Illinois
Working under the supervision of the Manager of Respiratory Care, Neurology, and Sleep Services, the detail-minded individual we select for this vital role will perform all functions of an electrographics technician. This professional will plan, organize, coordinate and perform a variety of sleep duties on an identified group of patients; review medical charts, gather patient data, explain procedures to patients, operate equipment, process paperwork, score sleep studies tests, and prepare data for physician interpretation. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Assessing patient abilities, limitations, and age.
- Interacting as appropriate to assessment and completing corresponding documentation.
- Preparing, calibrating, and adjusting equipment required for testing.
- Explaining procedures to patients and families and preparing them in advance to allay fears.
- Attaching various sensors/electrodes to areas of patients' bodies.
- Identifying the optimum technical means to administer prescribed diagnostic tests.
- Identifying obvious physical problems arising from various behavioral, neurologic, cardiac, pulmonary, and related conditions.
- Identifying abnormal polysomnographic data.
- Performing polysomnographic monitoring/testing according to established protocols, oxygen titration, and others as directed to ensure collection of appropriate data.
- Documenting routine observations, including sleep staging, clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events to facilitate scoring and interpretation of results.
- Keeping the lab and equipment in clean, optimal operating condition.
- Accurately completing the technical and clinical reports to complement the prescribed tests for the physician.
- Recognizing life-threatening abnormalities and administering appropriate action.
- Performing videotape monitoring and editing.
- One or more of the following: Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or a Certified Polysomnographic Technologist (CPSGT) OR certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care, OR high school diploma with successful completion of a polysomnographic program associated with a state-licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility.
- Strong interpersonal/communication skills essential to effectively cooperating with patients, families, and other hospital personnel.
- Analytical skills to administer testing and recognize/report abnormalities and change procedures.
- The ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to eighty percent of work time while administering tests.
- The ability to stand, walk, and assist patients for up to twenty percent of the working day.
To explore career opportunities and apply, visit: centegra.org/jobs