The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI (http://www.madison.va.gov/) is a 129-bed facility that provides tertiary medical, surgical, neurological, and psychiatric care, and a full range of outpatient services. This position is assigned to the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) and Mental Health Clinic (MHC) in the Mental Health service Line (MHSL) at the William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.
The MIT Polysomnography provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. They can perform the duties defined for a Sleep Technologist and may provide oversight of other staff.
Work Schedule: 7:00pm to 7:00am
Basic Requirements (Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.)
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Must have at least 1 year of experience including: performing a full range of standard, routine examinations including overnight sleep studies, MSLT (Multiple Sleep Latency Test), MWT (Maintenance of Wakefullness Test), and PAP (Positive Airway Pressure Titration)
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
Knowledge of standard, computerized polysomnographs for recording continuous all night physiological data including EEG, EOG, EKG, EMG and respiratory parameters
Knowledge of standard devices such as oximeters, respiratory effort devices, nasal pressure devices, thermistors, thermocouples, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, and laboratory computers including the ability to calibrate and operate the equipment and recognize and eliminate recording artifacts.
Knowledge of medical terminology and medical record organization to review medical records, sleep study orders, consent forms, medical charts, etc.
Knowledge of polysmnographic procedural protocols (including overnight sleep studies, MSLT, MWT, PAP, etc.).- Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology and the international 10-20 electrode placement system in order to conduct the sleep studies.
Successful completion of an accredited educational program; leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography. OR
Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Sleep Technician
Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications
The holding one or more of following are desirable but not required for this position; being a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care or, Certified Respiratory Therapy (CRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care or Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist by the American Board of ElectroencephalographicTechnology
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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Internal Number: 605815400
About William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI (http://www.madison.va.gov/) is a 131 bed facility that provides tertiary medical, surgical, neurological, and psychiatric care, and a full range of outpatient services. This facility serves 130,000 Veterans who live in 15 counties in south-central Wisconsin and in five counties in northwestern Illinois. The Madison VAMC is also the specialty care referral center for an additional 57,000 Veterans who reside in the Tomah VAMC primary service area, is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and is physically connected to the University of Wisconsin Clinical Science Center which includes the UW Hospitals and Clinics, and supports a Vet Center in Madison.
Madison VAMC is responsible for community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) at Janesville, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, WI, and Rockford and Freeport, IL and a primary care annex at Madison West Clinic, and is one of eight facilities tha