The polysomnography technologist performs and evaluates overnight polysomnograms and other types of sleep studies. The individual will function independently to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep physiology. The technologist will understand the function of equipment used to monitor and record polysomnograms. Knowledge of normal cardiorespiratory, neurological, and sleep physiology is essential. Primary duties include the application of recording devices to the patient, cleaning\disinfection of equipment, and monitoring the polysomnogram. Polysomnographic technologists must recognize sleep pathology when it occurs and respond with the appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety. The polysomnography technologist administers oxygen, nasal continuous positive airway pressure, and ventilatory assist devices in accordance with established policy and procedures. This individual may also perform special procedures such as multiple sleep latency testing, capnography, ambulatory monitoring, record review\scoring, and patient education. Other responsibilities may include technologist training\orientation, in-services, and the performance of other duties as required.
Minimum Education:Required: High School or equivalentPreferred: Minimum of Associate of Science Degree in a related field. Minimum Experience/Knowledge:Required: Minimum of two years of experience performing Sleep Studies (preferably in a Hospital setting).Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision to analyze complex situations and apply policy.Demonstrate teamwork skills.Required License/Certification:Required:â¢Credential in Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) ORâ¢Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) with the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) ORâ¢Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) with the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (RPSGT) *Current incumbents hired to this position prior to December 18, 2019: If no current certification as indicated above, one must be obtained and maintained by December 31, 2020.â¢BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association at time of hire.â¢Fire and Safety Certification. If employee does not have upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days.
Internal Number: REQ20089688
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