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A sleep technologist works under the general supervision of the Associate Director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, including in-center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care, and direct patient education. A sleep technologist can perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and can provide oversight of other sleep center staff.
Confirm demographic data for patients and/or input patient information into the patient's chart on the polysomnogram system.
Follow procedural protocols to ensure the collection of appropriate data.
Perform appropriate physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.
Perform data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct, and document artifacts
Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc)
Able to monitor and administer treatment to complex patients that require advanced management, which includes but is not limited to ASV and IVAPs titrations.
Provides training to junior technologists and PSG interns
Assists in quality control initiatives for the lab
Graduate from a CoaPSG accredited program or NYS-approved equivalent
Maintain 50 CEU's every five years
Experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and safety and infection control standards
Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation.
Evaluate sleep study-related equipment and inventory.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations and apply policy.
Assist the medical director and/or manager in all aspects of sleep center operations.
Licenses and Certifications
Authorized Polysomnographic Technologist licensed in New York State in good standing.
RPSGT: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
This position requires night work in an outpatient clinical laboratory environment with close patient contact.
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