Job Description

Job Title: Sleep Technologist
Job ID: 180001D9
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department:
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Purpose:
A sleep technologist works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide 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. A sleep technologist is able to perform all basic functions of the lab and is credentialed in sleep technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply electrodes to patient's head, using pins.
  • Apply surface electrodes to patient's head, using adhesive paste or tape, to obtain electroencephalogram (EEG) measurement and applies other combinations of sensors and electrodes to patient to obtain measurements such as electromyogram (EMG), electoroculogram (EOG), electrocardiogram (EKG), air flow respiratory effort, and oxygen saturation, as requested by physician and following established procedures.
  • Enter data into computer and writes report incorporating patient's medical history, completed patient questionnaires, previous and current polysomnogram information, presence and type of abnormality, and other information for analysis by physician or other health professional.
  • Measure durations of brain waves recorded on polysomnograms, using millimeter ruler.
  • Operate closed circuit television camera to observe patient during test and to record patients sleep activities.
  • Operate polysomnograph equipment to record electrical activity of brain waves and other physiological variables and records notes on graph to eliminate from consideration physiological measurements caused by such activities as patient opening eyes, turning head, or turning body.
  • Service Management and Essential Skills - Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues. - Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation. - Demonstrate computer skills appropriate for the position. - Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. - Demonstrate appropriate social skills. - Demonstrate customer service skills. - Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to work with minimal supervision. - Demonstrate teamwork skills.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) preferred. Sleep credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), the American Board of Sleep Medicine (RST) or the National Board of Respiratory Care (CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS) required. One year polysomnography training/experience required
  • OR
  • Graduate from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) required. Sleep credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), the American Board of Sleep Medicine (RST) or the National Board of Respiratory Care (CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS) within 18 months of employment required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Sleep credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT), the American Board of Sleep Medicine (RST) or the National Board of Respiratory Care (CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS) within 18 months of employment required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or Registered Respiratory Therapist


UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Salary Range: $19.70 to $32.88

Union Position: no

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