Polysomnographic Tech. / Respiratory Therapist - Sleep Disorders
Req #: 42322
Full Time
Shift: Days
Sleep Disorder Center
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Experienced candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $15,000.
Early-career candidates may qualify for up to $20,000 in tuition forgiveness.

Clinical Polysomnographic Technician,

United Health Services is seeking a Clinical Polysomnographic Technician to join our Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center at 93 Pennsylvania Avenue in Binghamton, NY, 13903. The Sleep Center is open 24 hours a day Monday through Friday. This is a BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE/Full Time position. Shifts can be flexible, but will require some nights. (examples: 3 on 3 off, 8 on 8 off)

This position can be filled with a licensed Respiratory Therapist who is looking for a new and different role.

Shift: Rotating
Hours per week: 40

Salary: 28.50 - 38.56/ hr depending on experience

Overview

Performs and is knowledgeable/efficient in polysomnographic diagnostic testing. Must have the ability to integrate a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology with sleep/wake pathology. Excellent communication skills are required for ensuring patient education, safety, and comfort as well as for discussing patient and clinical situations with physicians. Attention to detail is critical since the quality of data from the polysomnogram is solely the responsibility of the technologist. The individual must be able to maintain vigilance in a non-stimulating environment. Must be able to assimilate data from several sources and anticipate initiation of care, in accordance with protocols to prevent harm to the patient. Must know when to consult the physician regarding the patient’s care. Must react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and must understand and abide by patient confidentiality guidelines.

Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Reviews patient information in chart and verifies order for study.
  • Explains set up and testing protocols to patient/caregiver answering any questions that they may have.
  • Sets up patient per policy/AASM guidelines.
  • Performs studies per policy/AASM guidelines. Closely monitors the patient for clinical and physiological events and taking appropriate actions to obtain required sleep/wake data.
  • Performs Titration and Split night studies in accordance with policy and/or physician orders.
  • Wakes patient when appropriate amount of data is obtained and study is completed. Removes electrodes and transducers careful and the patient will be assisted with hygiene as necessary.
  • Scores studies in accordance to AASM scoring manual guidelines. Completes all scoring in a timely manner. Scoring takes precedent over all other non-patient related functions (i.e. CEU, housekeeping duties).
  • Completes Inter Score Reliability monthly.
  • Notifies Medical Director, Physician Assistant and/or Clinical Manager of adverse changes in patient’s condition or any unusual situations during the Sleep Study.
  • Assists in training of new personnel.
  • Demonstrate commitment to organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Associates Degree or Certification from an Accredited School in Polysomnography.

or have met the grandfathering requirements

  • or a NYS licensed Respiratory Therapist
  • New York State RpSgT
  • Receive CPR within One (1) week of start date.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in Sleep Medicine

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.