Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full Time Technologist

Job Description

Position Title:

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

Department:

Sleep Lab

Job Description:

General Description:

Under general supervision, will provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position.  Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. 

  • Coordinates and assumes responsibility for ensuring the delivery of safe, efficient and high quality technical services and support in the sleep lab.
  • Provides patient care, appropriately operates equipment and carries out diagnostic and therapeutic interventions including but not limited to Polysomnographic Testing, CPAP Titration, and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT).
  • Documents physiological activity and abnormal readings; provides a detailed report for the physician
  • Calibrates, maintains and cleans equipment used by the department
  • Utilizes appropriate patient/family teaching methods and ensures education needs are met for both pre and post procedures.
  • Serves as a preceptor for students and new employees
  • Demonstrate adherence to scoring parameters
  • Provides general oversight to Polysomnographic Technologist - Certified and Trainee staff members

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: None

Experience: One (1) year of related experience. 

License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association prior to start in addition to one of the following required upon hire:

  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), OR
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) (If applying as an RRT must have current Oklahoma license and have passed Sleep Disorders Specialty Exam and if applying as a CRT, RRT to be obtained within 6 months.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Basic knowledge of safety and maintenance of electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of sleep disorders and treatment.
  • Experience operating equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
  • Ability to explain technical information.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare a written report.
  • Good computer skills.

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OU Health is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, and many more. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs both inside and outside of the work environment, create peace of mind for you and your family.