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Polysomnographic Technician

Company: McLaren Health Care
Location: Port Huron
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in-center and out-of-center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. Able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and provide oversight of other sleep center staff.

Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews the patient's history and verifies the medical order.
  • Identifies recording artifact and corrects problems with recording.
  • Accurately scores and analyzes sleep studies. Non-registered sleep technologists may score only under supervision of an RST, RPSGT, CPSGT, respiratory therapist with the sleep disorders specialist certification (either CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS), or medical staff members/PhDs board-certified in sleep medicine.
  • Performs therapeutic treatments and interventions independently.
  • Recognizes physiological parameters including various sleep stages.
  • Maintains and properly uses sleep-related equipment.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Must be enrolled in or have completed training in polysomnography in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) program with the polysomnography option.

OR

  • Must be enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP Online Self Study Modules.

AND

  • Must obtain a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential within six months of hire through one of the following:
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)
  • National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
  • Another organization that offers an equivalent examination accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
  • Once registered, must maintain RPSGT, RST, SDS credentials.
  • BLS certification.

OR

  • Registered respiratory therapist and an active state respiratory therapist license with Sleep Disorders Specialty (RRT-SDS, CRT-SDS) and maintain license/registration.
  • BLS certification.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Keywords: McLaren Health Care, Warren , Polysomnographic Technician, Other , Port Huron, Michigan

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