Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.
We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
PRN, As Needed
Monday - Friday, variable days
Night Shift 7:00p - 7:00a
The Registered Polysomnography Technician is responsible for performing routine polysomnographic and electroencephalographic testing for the Children’s Hospital Sleep Center of Akron.
Responsible for performing comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of the Sleep Lab Coordinator and/or the Sleep Center Medical Director or designee.
A Registered Polysomnography Technician provides guidance to a polysomnographic clinical student.
Performs routine and intermediate level polysomnograms in an accurate and timely manner.
Display pattern recognition abilities which extend to evaluating the normal and abnormal patterns common to each physiologic parameter, as well as assessment of various sleep stages, possible effects from medications, age related changes, and patterns which are specific to the parameter evaluated.
Provide accurate, complete, timely documentation for each procedure performed and maintain necessary records.
Practices proper care, usage, and maintenance of polysomnography equipment.
Provides training and guidance to Pediatric Sleep staff.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise
Experience in a Sleep Disorder Laboratory is preferred.
Pediatric sleep laboratory experience is preferred.
Strong problem-solving skills are required.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.
Experience working with various levels within an organization is required.
Experience in healthcare is preferred.
Experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Other software related to sleep studies is preferred.
Education and Experience
Education: Graduate from an accredited program for polysomnography with a license to practice in the state of Ohio is required.
Must have obtained and maintain Basic Life Saving (BLS) certification.
Membership in the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST), preferred.
Must be registered in sleep technology by one of the following organizations American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or another organization that offers an equivalent examination accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) or have relevant working experience in a sleep laboratory.
Years of relevant experience: Minimum of three years of experience is preferred.