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Position Summary / Career Interest:
The Polysomnographic Technologist possesses one of the following credentials: RST, RPSGT, RRT. The Polysomnographic Technologist works under the direct supervision of the Sleep Disorders Center Manager and Clinical Director (MD, PhD, DO) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This includes polysomnography, home sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic services as well as follow-up patient care and education. The Polysomnographic Technologist will be knowledgeable in all aspects sleep lab operations and perform non-clinical functions including scheduling and pre-authorizations when assigned. The Polysomnographic Technologist will provide supervision and training of students during rotations through the Sleep Center.
Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently for the care of each patient.
Performs patient set-up for polysomnography in accordance with departmental policies to include but not limited to administering patient questionnaire, patient prep and hook-up, and patient instruction.
Draws and analyzes arterial blood gases according to departmental standards.
Monitors the sleeping patient with documentation of significant events, ensuring continuous and accurate data collection, and assisting the patient when necessary.
Perform accurate scoring of polysomnographic records using established departmental criteria and generate a summarized report.
Performs equipment calibration and patient calibration according to departmental standards.
Performs multiple sleep latency test according to established departmental procedures.
Performs nocturnal oximetry studies and assesses oxygen requirements when directed.
Maintains equipment in optimal condition. Trouble-shoots and corrects any problems encountered
Properly cleans and disinfects re-usable equipment and contaminated surfaces.
Facilitates the maintenance of an adequate inventory of supplies according to need.
Performs patient registration functions.
Supervises and instructs students during their rotation through the sleep disorders laboratory.
Facilitates the maintenance of the sleep database.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree in Science
Respiratory care experience and/or experience in polysomnography
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