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The registered (senior) polysomnographic technologist, under the direction of the supervisor and the Program Manager, prepares the patients, conducts overnight and Daytime physiologic studies-polysomnograms(PSG), collects pertinent information to ensure proper interpretation by the polysomnogrpaher/physician in accordance with established policies and procedures as assigned. Maintains vigilence in a non-stimulating environment and knows when to consult the supervisor/physician regarding the patients status. Attention to detail is critical since the quality of data from the PSG is solely the responsibility of the technologist. The Senior ploysomnographer will also sleep stage/score reports on daily basis. The senior polysomnographer is also responsible for ordering supplies pertaining to the technical aspect of the sleep center.
High school graduate. Previous education in allied health or life science is helpful in assimiliating the normal and abnormal physiology, as well as in working with the sophisticated equipment used during the polysomnogram. Maintain 10 CEUs yearly and be a registered polysomnographer, having passed the Board of Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) exam.
10 years experience as a polysomnogrpahic technologist, 5 years as a registered polysomnographic technologist. Minimun of two years in the scoring polysomnography role..
CPR certified. Has the ability to understand normal cardiorespiratory, neurologic and sleep/wake physiology.