The Sleep Technologist reports to designated Manager/Director. Under qualified medical performs comprehensive polysomnographic diagnostic and therapeutic services for testing, evaluation, treatment, care and education of sleep disorders. Maintains accountability and responsibility for the performance and quality of all modalities of Polysomnographic procedures in accordance with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) guidelines and departmental policies. Provides all modalities of polysomnographic procedures for all age groups following established policies, procedures and regulations (hospitalized and ambulatory patients). Provides patient/family education. Effectively operates equipment. Coordinates and maintains efficient office flow for visit process, data collection, and documents. Assists with performance improvement, billing, budget, equipment and design processes related to polysomnography procedures. Assists with overseeing the training of polysomnographic technicians, students and trainees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Current state licensure as a Polysomnographic Technologist required (VA state regulation effective after 12/31/2015). 1-2 years sleep study experience preferred. Professional knowledge of Polysomnographic procedures, principles, equipment operations and maintenance as normally acquired through completion of an approved training program. Ability to function independently. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively communicate with patients/families, staff and physicians. Analytical skills necessary to effectively detect pathologies based on knowledge of physiological cause effect of diseases and clinical procedures. Ability to travel locally. Rotating Shifts may be required. CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire.