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Polysomnographic Technologist - Sleep Lab (Rotating)

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RESPONSIBILITIES

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
•  Prepares and monitors patients with sleep disorders for sleep studies. 
•  Scores sleep studies and performs other related duties in accordance with established procedures and guidelines in area of assignment.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
•  Essential: demands include standing, sitting, stooping/bending, finger dexterity, seeing, hearing, speaking, lifting usual weight of 20 pounds up to maximum of 50 pounds; carrying usual weight of 20 pounds up to maximum of  40 pounds. 
•  Continuous: reaching at shoulder level; repetitive arm/hand motions. 
•  Frequent: walking, reaching below shoulder level. 
•  Operates diagnostic sleep system and related equipment, computers, monitors, various meters, oximeters.

III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
•  Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions. 
•  Exposure to body fluids, chemicals. 
•  Minimal exposure to communicable diseases, occasional exposure to body fluids.
•  Exposure to obese and/or immobile patient population requiring sleep testing.
•  Working environment may be stressful.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A.  EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
•  Current certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).  If not certified upon hire, must obtain certification within one (1) year of entrance into the position.
•  Current BLS/HCP certification.

B.  EXPERIENCE:
•  One (1) year experience as a Polysomnographic Technologist or three (3) years experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist or Neurodiagnostic Technologist.

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