The Polysomnographic Technologist, under the direction of a physician, will be responsible for administering various sleep studies in order to diagnose the type and extent of sleep disorders. Performs routine patient assessments, scores sleep records, documents other test results, and collects and transmits biological specimens for analysis. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in sleep study preparation and set-up. In addition, candidate will be able to follow standard sleep study procedural protocols, perform necessary physiologic calibrations, document observations, implement appropriate interventions, generate accurate reports, and provide patient education and instruction. The position reports to the Respiratory Therapy Director.
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team, locally and at other locations
Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues
Follow HIPAA and privacy policies
Capable of making independent, informed and accurate decisions using critical thinking. Review and evaluate sleep studies and provide appropriate, timely feedback to staff as necessary
Ability to effectively manage stress and maintain composure
Demonstrated problem solving abilities
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to efficiently multi-task without direct supervision
Possess attention to detail and demonstrate good organization skills.
Ability to inspect and maintain sleep study related equipment and inventory
Must possess above average computer skills with the ability to operate Microsoft Office software
Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience:
Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology.
Must possess current certification by a nationally recognized certification board: Either the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential
36 hours per week: 12-hour night shifts (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.)
Shift Differentials provided in addition to base rate
5% 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
10% 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization