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The polysomnographic technologist, under the direction of the supervisor and the Program Manager, prepares the patient, conducts overnight physiologic studies-polysomnograms(PSG), collects vital signs and other pertinent information to ensure proper interpretation by the physician/polysomnographer in accordance with established policies and procedures as assigned. Maintains vigilience in a non-stimulating environment and knows when to consult the supervisor physician regarding the patients status. Attention to detail is critical since the quality of data from the PSG is solely the responsibility of the technologist.
High school graduate. Previous education in allied health or life science is helpful in assimilating the normal and abnormal physiology, as well as in working with the sophisticated equipment used during the polysomnogram. Preferred: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Register Sleep Technologist (RST) or NBRC Sleep DIsorder Specialist (SDS) or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Three (3) years in Health Care related experience.
Minimum credential as a Registered Polysomnography Technologist (NBRC,BRPT, or AASM) , Registered Respiratory Therapist, RN, or LPN. Preferred: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT), Register Sleep Technologist (AASM) or Sleep DIsorder Specialist (NBRC) or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Has the ability to understand normal cardiorespiratory, neurologic, and sleep/wake physiology.
Overnight as well as flexible shifts. If not registered in sleep by the BRPT, NBRC or AASM the training curriculum for qualification for exam will be completed by employee within 7 months of hire. Passing the registry exam for sleep technologists will be completed within 13 months of hire.
Preferred: Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT), Register Sleep Technologist (AASM) or Sleep Disorder Specialist (NBRC) or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
A-STEP training preferred if not registered, Medical background preferred.