DESCRIPTION A Polysomnographic Technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis and associated interventions under the general supervision of a Polysomnographic Technologist (RST) and/or the clinical director (MD, PhD, DO) or designee. A Polysomnographic Technician can provide supervision of a Polysomnographic Trainee.
This position embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values. These standards are evident in the daily work, which includes the following:
Participates in scheduling of diagnostic/consultative/educational activities for Sleep Disorder Center patients as approved by the Manager of Pulmonary Lab/Sleep Disorders Center Maintains necessary patient records and performs required billing procedures to assure the continued solvency of the Sleep Disorder Center Prepares for night-time/day-time polysomnographylab Reduces polysomnographic data to a tubular form for interpretation Participates in meetings held by the Sleep Lab Department and Medical Director. Obtains/maintains recommended CEUs per year by attending programs with focus on sleep medicine. Optional duty: Analyzes the polysomnographic recording and prepares detailed report of sleep stages, sleep architecture, limb movement, respiratory and cardiac events. Maintains and documents personal skills and education to assure optimum performance of duties. Participates in continuing education for Sleep Lab professionals, patients (or parents), students, and the public to facilitate the proper identification and treatment of patients of all ages with sleep disorders and proper use of Sleep Lab facilities Participates in Sleep Lab related research activities as approved by the Medical Director and Manager of the Sleep Lab. Helps maintain required Sleep Lab records including. Types of patient seen by major diagnostic categories. Types of diagnostic procedure performed. Results of various types of treatment efforts undertaken with Sleep Disorder Center Patients.
Requirements for this position include:
Successful completion of a polysomnography program associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility, a minimum of 6 months of experience as a Polysomnographic Trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies, or will train the right candidate that holds a credential as listed below. Must successfully pass the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Tech exam within 18 months of date of hire.
At least one of the following: Respiratory Care Practitioner (CRTT, RRT) with current Illinois license, EEG technician, (board certified or eligible to sit for boards) LPN, Registered Nurse with active Illinois license and two years’ experience in a related medical field, or a Credentialed RPT Board Certified Sleep technician.