Kaiser Permanente Polysomnographer Tech III in Fontana, California
Under general supervision, contributes direct/indirect care and services to patients of all age groups; performs sleep related diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Performs independent comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis. Applies therapeutic non-invasive or invasive ventilatory support, oxygen therapy and monitoring systems. Assesses response to therapy; provides documentation, participates in patient education; and performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Provides clinical patient care and education to facilitate diagnosis of sleep disorders. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Medical Center Vision, Mission, and strategic plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.
Completes and verifies documentation.
Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
Evaluate data obtained from respiratory measuring devices.
Draws blood laboratory samples such as an arterial or capillary blood gases.
Provides emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Maintains airway patency.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care.
Participates in equipment care, cleaning, and maintenance.
Performs routine and complex equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
Utilizes effective communication and interpersonal relationship skills when interacting with other members of the health care team or patients. Displays tact and courteous behavior when working with staff and patients.
Must complete 10 continuing education units per year as well as required CEUs for license renewals.
Actively participates in educational programs and staff meetings that are scheduled by department.
Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.
Complies with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
Up holds Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Complies with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist's (BRPT) Standards of Conduct.
MANAGERS EXPECTATIONS: Extraordinary customer relations and quality service are critical to our success. We seek candidates who can demonstrate these skills and are dedicated to providing the highestquality of service to our health plan members.
One (1) year of work of experience in sleep lab or with six (6) months of experience and credentialed if hired as a trainee.
Must type 20 WPM and have computer skills. Familiar with Microsoft office suite and electronic medical records.
- Graduate of an accredited educational program with an associate's science degree in respiratory care.
License, Certification, Registration
Associate's degree in respiratory care.
Current BLS card.
Current California licensed respiratory care practitioner.
Registered RRT by NBRC.
Current SDS by NBRC or Current RPSGT by BRPT or if trainee must complete by 6 months from date of hire. Registered RRT by the NBRC. Current BCLS by the American Heart Association.
Current RPSGT by Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or SDS (Sleep Disordered Specialist) from the NBRC.
- One (1) year of work experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in an acute care setting.
TITLE: Polysomnographer Tech III
LOCATION: Fontana, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.