Polysomnographic Technologist - Sleep Center
- Location: Lima, OH
- Posted: Nov 1, 2018
Functioning within the Health Systems mission, values, objectives, policies, and procedures and under the general supervision of the medical director/physician, the Polysomnographic Technologist provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including sleep apnea testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. Responsibilities include colleting, analyzing and integration patient information in order to meet the patient-specific needs; determining final testing parameters in conjunction with the physician and established protocols; reviewing the patients history and verifying the medical order(s); and providing age appropriate patient education. The Technologist selects appropriate equipment and calibrates for testing, applies electrodes and sensors according ot accepted published standards, and performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization.
Education: Graduate of an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or Associate Degree with an emphasis in Sleep Technology OR successful completion of a sleep technology program associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency for all competencies required of a sleep technicianare required.
Licensure/Certification: Certification by a nationally recognized certification board with a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSBT) or Sleep Disorders Specialst (SDS) credential is required. BLS required. Licensed to practice Respiratory Care in the state of Ohio preferred..
Experience: Previous experience as a Sleep Technologist is preferred
Skills: Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, appropriate social skills, and strong customer service skills. Must also demonstrate computer skills needed for the position, teamwork, critical thinking and the ability to work with minimal supervision to analyze complex situations and apply policies.
- Full Time