Follows procedural protocols such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MLST), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnias studies, PAP and oxygen titration, etc. to ensure collection of appropriate data.
Follows "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.
Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
Implements appropriate interventions, including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention that may include continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.
Follows "lights on procedures to verify the integrity of collected data and completes the data collection process; i.e. repeats the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age-specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic inventions.
Polysomnographic Record Scoring
Assists with scoring sleep/awake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
Assists with scoring clinical events such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc. with center-specific protocols.
Assists with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/awake and clinical event data.
Must be New York State licensed RPSGT or RRT Certification required
Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one (1) year duration OR an accredited education program leading to an Associates Degree with an emphasis in polysomnography.
Internal Number: 852911
About Dent Neurologic Institute
Dent provides neurologic care in more than sixteen sub-specialized clinics while offering on-site diagnostic testing and therapies close to home.