Polysomnographic Technologist - FT
Kaiser Permanente - Fairfax, VA

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Assists patients referred to the sleep disorder clinic to obtain appropriate diagnosis & treatment. Under direction of physicians in the Sleep Medicine Department, provides information regarding study procedures, diagnostic findings, & recommended treatments.

Essential Functions:
  • Schedules appointments for patients to visit sleep disorder clinic.
  • Conducts initial education & orientation session as per department guidelines.
  • Enters referrals into Health Connect.
  • Provides patients w/ home diagnostic equipment & instructs them on its use.
  • Downloads home studies, scores raw data & forwards the results to the physician.
  • Reviews results from outside laboratories.
  • Under direction of physician, communicates sleep study results & recommendation to patients.
  • Assists patients to understand their covered benefits & obtain therapeutic equipment.
  • Dispense CPAP & related equipment:
  • Performs CPAP auto titration;
  • Dispense CPAP equipment & accessories & performs mask fittings;
  • Assists patients w/ equipment problems.
  • Maintains equipment & supplies used by clinic for diagnostic & therapeutic purposes.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.
Qualifications:Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Associate's degree in respiratory therapy or polysomnography or equivalent years of directly related work experience.
  • Licensed Polysomnographic Technologist in the corresponding jurisdiction required.
  • Certified RPSGT (Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) must be obtained w/in six (6) months of hire.
  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
  • In order to work effectively w/ patients, must have effective interpersonal & communication skills & be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, & see.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a sleep apnea technician or polysomnographic technologist, preferred.

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