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Polysomnographic Technologist - Sleep Disorder Center - Full Time (1.0) - Night

Department:  SLEEP DISORDERS CENT (CC 5010415)
Job Summary
The Polysomnographic Technologist II works under the supervision of the Program Director, and is responsible for administering quality sleep study recordings that produce clear and complete data to ensure accurate interpretration.  Duties will include electrode preparation and application, patient education, perfomring mask fittings, implementing non-invasive therapy, and monitoring physiologic recordings during sleep and wakefulness to assist the sleep provider in the diagnosis of sleep/ wake disorders and other disorders, syndromes, and dysfunctions that are either sleep related, manifest during sleep or disrupt  normal sleep/ wake cycle and activities. The practice of Polysomnography will be performed under the NYS Education Department Commissioner's Regulations, Subpart 79-4, and in accordance with guidelines of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Core Job Responsibilities
1 (70%) Delivery of Patient Care  will include complete and accurate electrode preparation/ set-ups and sensor application in accordance with AASM accreditation standards; continuous monitoring of patients and sleep study waveforms as well as audio-visiual recordings; making adjustments to obtain specific information; prompt troubleshooting to prevent/reduce artifact and produce quality sleep study data; and implementation and competent titration of appropriate therapy . 
2 (15%) Service Excellence to ensure patient satisfaction by delivering compassionate care, patient education, ensuring all needs are anticipated and met, concerns are addressed, adequate explanations are given, questions are answered, and support is given to home sleep testing patients. 
3 (10%) Safety and Environment of Care will comprise routine care, maintenance, and troubleshooting of sensors, equipment, software and hardware; responsibility for keeping work and supply areas clean, neat and organized; and identification and reporting of safety concerns/ hazards and malfunctioning equipment.
4 (2.5%) Clinical Documentation will consist of a thorough and professional account of all routine care and observations, interventions, patient contact and concerns, significant events, and other necessary reports or findings to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results. Accuracy of detail and documentation entries made within the electronic health record is imperative. 
5 (2.5%) Continuing Education in order to meet the requirements of NYS licensure and AASM Standards of Accreditation. 
Education Requirements
Required Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program or allied health field. 
Preferred Associate's Degree in Applied Science 
Licensure /Certification Registration Requirements
Required NYS licensure as an Authorized Polysomnographic Technologist or Respiratory Care Practitioner with registration by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), or the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).
Preferred Registration by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM). BLS certification is required.
Required Experience
Required One to two years working as a Respiratory Therapist or an allied health field. 
Preferred One to two years experience as a Polysomnographic Technologist.


Nearest Major Market: Utica