The Polysomnographic Technologist Registered works under general medical supervision to independently perform and evaluate overnight polysomnograms, MSLTs and oximetries, requiring the operation of sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology.
The incumbent has the skills and knowledge to perform complex and non-routine recordings.
Required: High school education or its equivalent.
De-escalation training if applicable.
Completion of an AMA approved program in polysomnography, EEG, or Respiratory Care is preferred.
Current on testing equipment with 6 months experience.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current Certificate for Registered Polysomnographic Technologist.
Department Position Summary:
A Polysomnographic Technologist Registered functions independently to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep and wake physiology. The incumbent administers oxygen and positive airway pressure devices in accordance with established protocols, applies recording devices to the patient, and performs cleaning/disinfecting of equipment. The technologist must recognize sleep pathology when it occurs and respond with appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety. The incumbent demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate for the age of the patient. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, posses the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the information to identify each patients requirements for care.
The Polysomnographic Technologist Registered has the skills and knowledge to perform complex and non-routine recordings such as nocturnal seizure testing, MSLTs, etc. The polysomnographic technologist functions to assist and supervise the selection of a suitable course of action when necessary.
The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist assists in the implementation of clinical protocols, participates in the development and implementation of inservice education, making recommendations for continuing education. The incumbent accurately and reliably stages and scores polysomnogram recordings with a high degree of accuracy and prepare clinical reports for physician interpretation. The incumbent demonstrates a thorough understanding of sleep pathology and treatment options for the varying sleep disorders.
|Date Posted||July 30, 2020|
|Date Closes||October 28, 2020|
|Located In||Chattanooga, TN|