Functioning within the Health System’s 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 patient’s history and verifying the medical order(s); and providing age appropriate patient education. The Polysomnographic Technologist selects appropriate equipment and calibrates for testing, applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards, and performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization.
RPSGT Pathway 1: Clinical Experience. Must have a minimum of 1,638 hours of clinical experience in polysomnography and have completed a STAR (Sleep Technology Approved Resource) -designated self-study education program.
RPSGT Pathway 2: Healthcare Credential. Must have a minimum of 546 hours of clinical experience in polysomnography and hold another valid healthcare credential.
RPSGT Pathway 3: Be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)-accredited polysomnographic education program.
RPSGT Pathway 4: Focused Training. Must have a minimum of 819 hours of clinical experience in polysomnography and have completed a STAR-designated Focused education program; or a combination of a Self-Study and Focused 2 education program.
RST Pathway A: Be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)-accredited polysomnographic education program.
RST Pathway B: 80-hour didactic A-STEP (Accredited Sleep Technology Education Program introductory program and full series of online A-STEP modules with On-The-Job training.
RST Pathway C: Health Professional. Must currently hold a valid health professional credential/license in nursing, respiratory care, radiology, or paramedic (EMT-P) and meet minimum experience requirements.
Licensure/Certification: Certification by a nationally recognized certification board as a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) 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.
12 hour shifts