Instructor I Polysomnography

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Instructor I Polysomnography

2200 University Drive,, McKinney Campus
McKinney, Texas, 75071
United States

We are searching for an experienced Instructor I Polysomnography .

Job Purpose:
This position will assist with polysomnography (PSG) skills training in various polysomnography labs. Oversee patient setups performed by students, running of sleep studies, and cleaning and processing of lab equipment. Train students on practical and clinical skills as outlined in the curriculum for these courses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train and direct students on polysomnography procedures to include: polysomnogram studies, titration studies, multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT), maintenance of wakefulness tests (MWT), actigraphy, dental titrations, and full EEG/seizure studies.
  • Train students on identification of sleep staging, respiratory events, cardiac (ECG) abnormalities, limb movements, oxygen desaturations, and other abnormal events during polysomnograms.
  • Demonstrate and instruct students on proper patient education for PSG studies and position airway pressure (PAP) therapy.
  • Identify and troubleshoot artifacts on sleep studies.
  • Assist with instruction on resume building and job interview skills.
  • Work with other instructors and students in operating sleep study equipment.
  • Prepare lab sessions with the proper amount of materials and equipment necessary to effectively teach and/or evaluate polysomnography skills for each student.
  • Maintain a safe lab environment during skills training and evaluations.
  • Keep up-to-date on current American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) scoring guidelines and study/titration practice guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of paid polysomnography work experience required. Associate’s degree preferred.

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Additional Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) credential preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge on polysomnography study setup, including running diagnostic studies, titration studies, and specialty studies (MSLT, MWT, dental titration, actigraphy, full EEG/seizure studies) and evaluating/scoring sleep study data
  • Knowledge of current AASM scoring rules and practice guidelines
  • Knowledge of how to use lab sleep study systems (Nihon Kohden, Cadwell, Alice 6, and Sandman)
  • Knowledge of how to use ResMed and Respironics diagnostic positive airway pressure (PAP) units
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teaching and testing skills
  • Ability to start and facilitate a sleep study
  • Ability to deliver instructional presentations
  • Ability to make timely decisions appropriate to the situation, circumstances and facts at hand
  • Ability to interact in a fair and courteous manner with a variety of individuals
  • Ability to prepare a polysomnography lab
  • Ability to train and direct students

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for the Sedentary Work category and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated Light Work. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, plus stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

Employment Type: Part-time Staff
Compensation Type: Hourly
Compensation Range: $29.54 - 29.55

For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or .

Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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