Polysomnographic Technologist Student

Job Description

To perform physician ordered diagnostic testing related to sleep. Arrive and register patients as needed. Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Under supervision of staff polysomnographic technologist performs Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Maintenance of Wakefulness test, Parasomnia studies, PAP, Oxygen titration and collect appropriate data and compile for reading physician. Assists with implementation of appropriate intervention necessary for the safety of the patients and therapeutic interventions such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressures and oxygen administration.


  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper function. Notify Clinical Eng if service is required.


  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted standards. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments as necessary.


  • Explains pre-testing, testing, post-testing procedures to patients in a form and manner necessary to demonstrate education.


  • Arrives, registers, and discharges patients and performs all required documentation.


  • Follows "light out'& "light on" procedures to establish and document base line values. Documents routine observations that meet standards and guidelines.


  • All other duties assigned


Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Please describe any specialized knowledge or skills, which are REQUIRED to perform the position duties. Do not personalize the job description, credentials, or knowledge and skills based on the current associate. List any special education required for this position.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED plus six months of direct patient care experience, or current enrollment or graduate from an accredited educational program with an emphasis in sleep technology.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: None.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

Basic Life Support.

Certification through the Board of Registered Polysomnography (RPSGT credential) by the end of one year of employment as a Sleep Tech Trainee. (Requires independent study, awareness of examination requirements, and sitting for and passing the certification examination. Note that every reasonable effort will be made by management to insure that the required clinical experience hours to qualify for the examination process are available.)

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