Polysomnography Technologist Per Diem
Performs a variety of sleep studies in order to diagnose the type and extent of sleep disorders, as directed by a physician. Collects and transmits biological specimens for analyses. Performs and records patient assessment. Scores sleep records and documents other test results. Calibrates and adjusts equipment, including troubleshooting minor problems.
Applies suitable electrodes on predetermined measured positions on the patient’s head according to lab standards.
Administers oxygen and nasal CPAP/BiPAP as prescribed by a physician.
Instructs the patient in the proper use and care of nasal CPAP/BiPAP equipment.
Performs routine and difficult polysomnography recordings.
Abstracts relevant information from the patient, patient’s clinical record, or family member, and completes sleep questionnaire.
Assesses patient’s status pre, during and post procedure; observes patient for any unusual reactions or events, listing all pertinent information on the record.
Adapts procedures to particular clinical circumstances, i.e. appropriate control settings changes, use of extra electrodes, and extra montages, including full set of EEG electrodes when appropriate.
Calibrates and adjusts the EEG apparatus in accordance with standard procedures.
Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed.
Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in beds, and turns the patients.
Recognizes artifact and documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact.
EDUCATION: Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year (2) college or technical school; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months of sleep studies experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current Heartsaver CPR (HSCPR or HSFACPR) certification; Board Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) certification preferred.