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Under direct supervision, is responsible for producing and analyzing high quality sleep recordings, maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for the patients and assist in the day-to-day operations of the sleep center.
Functions independently to record sleep/wake physiology. Performs diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnography in accordance with physician's orders and departmental policies/procedures and as per AASM guideline in the in- and outpatient setting.
Ensures quality/clarity of recording along with detailed documentation.
Scores sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines, scores clinical events utilizing AASM standards and summarizes sleep study results within a technical report.
Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment. May order supplies and equipment as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery. May assist with cost control.
Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements.
Ensures patient safety is always maintained and standard infection control precautions are observed.
Assists in the training of new technicians by demonstrating laboratory procedures and techniques.
Help and backup the Medical Director to fulfill the day-to-day operations and activities of the Sleep lab and additional projects and tasks related to the operation of the sleep lab.
May assist with generating comprehensive sleep study reports.
Assists in maintaining a clinical database.
Oversees the night technicians and their performance.
Lead quarterly meetings with Sleep lab staff and Medical Director.
Associate's Degree in related field
Graduate of a polysomnographic technology education program acceptable to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
5 years minimum experience as a Polysomnographic Technician or Technologist.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Functions independently to record sleep/wake physiology.
Performs diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnography in the in- and outpatient setting.
Ensures quality/clarity of recording along with detailed documentation. Identifies, corrects, and documents artifact.
Provides appropriate interventions such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, HFNC etc.
Scores sleep/wake stages, respiratory and associated events by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge and aptitude regarding computers and electronic equipment.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent patients.
Licenses and Certifications
Authorized Polysomnographic Technologist licensed in New York State in good standing.
Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential.
Current BLS (must be issued by American Heart Association)
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Work assignment requires the ability to work night hours.
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