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St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health — and hope — to our patients.
Fast Facts about St. Mary's and Grand Junction
Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000
Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument
300+ days of sunshine
Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa
Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails
A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more
The heart of Colorado's wine country
Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs
Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah
Assures accurate data acquisition for diagnostic evaluation of patients scheduled for sleep studies.
Consider all available options, makes appropriate age specific (neo, peds, adolescent, adult, geriatric) recommendations.
Monitors sleep study patient' comfort and alleviates anxiety during procedures.
Utilizes knowledge of polysomnographic equipment to produce accurate and thorough test results.
Evaluates on-going sleep study and determines if additional monitoring is required.
Assists other polysomnographic techs in developing job skills and enhancing performance.
Monitors sleep lab testing supplies and completes supply requisitions as needed.
Regularly updates knowledge of sleep lab techniques, guidelines and regulations.
Communicates all pertinent information regarding patient's progress and needs to the appropriate individuals. Proficient at scoring polysomnogram recordings and generating reports for physician review.
Completes accurate and timely documentation of all patient care delivered with all required information including patient condition and response following departmental standards.
Identifies patient needs for education and provides patient teaching when applicable through clear and tactful communication with patients and their caregivers.
Assemblessleep lab equipment, establishes proficiency in all electrode application techniques, performs verification tests and appropriately documents equipment readiness and work accomplished.
Responds to all task or performance related questions patiently and thoroughly, providing context as well as direction.
Education: 2 years (i.e. Associate Degree) beyond HS
We reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Inspired by our faith,
•We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
•We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settin...gs and improve access, quality, health outcomes, and affordability.
•We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnerships with others who share our vision and values.
Caring Spirit - We honor the sacred dignity of each person.
Excellence - We set and surpass high standards.
Good Humor - We create joyful and welcoming environments.
Integrity - We do the right thing with openness and pride.
Safety - We deliver care that seeks to eliminate all harm for patients and associates.
Stewardship - We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.