White Plains Hospital Center - White Plains, NY

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Category: Professional - Clinical (Non-Nursing)
Department: SLEEP CENTER
Schedule: Per Diem
Shift: Night Shift
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 20:30-06:30
Job Details: High School/GED/Vocational
BLS Required

Position Summary:
A Polysomnographic Technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of a Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and/or the clinical director (MD, PhD, DO) or designee. A Polysomnographic Technician can provide supervision of a Polysomnographic Trainee.

Job Responsibilities:
Gather and Assess Patient Information

Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request,

and study protocol.

Complete and verify documentation.

Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center.

Testing Preparation Procedures

Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper

functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.

Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.

Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals

and make adjustments, if necessary

Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.

Polysomnographic Procedures

Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test

(MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies,

PAP and oxygen titration, etc.] to ensure collection of appropriate data.

Follow lights out procedures to establish and document baseline values

(such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart

rates, etc.)

Perform polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-

tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments,

if necessary.

Document 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.

Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for

patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-

level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.).

Follow lights on procedures to verify integrity of collected data and

complete the data collection process (e.g. repeats the physiological and

instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing

questionnaires, etc.)

Demonstrate 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.

Polysomnographic Record Scoring

Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally

accepted guidelines.

Assist with scoring clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac

events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) with center specific protocols.

Assist with the generation of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake

and clinical event data.

Service Management and Professional Issues

Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards

regarding safety and infection control issues.

Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory


Maintain current CPR or BCLS certification.

Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication skills.

Demonstrate appropriate social skills.

Demonstrate ability to follow direction

Respond to study participants procedural-related inquiries by providing

appropriate information.

Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements:
Successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one year duration, 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


Enrollment in the A-Step Self-Study Modules.

Current CPR/BLS required.

High School Diploma/GED required.
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