Polysomnographic Tech II (Full Time)

Contact Information:

Name: Andrea Holtzlander
Phone #: (602) 573-0973
Email: aholtzlander@phoenixchildrens.com
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

Company Name: Phoenix Children's Hospital
Job Category: Polysomnographic Technologist
Open Position Title: Polysomnographic Tech II
Employment Type: Full Time

The Polysomnographic (PSG)/Sleep Technologist II has passed examination by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and proven competence to obtain credentials in polysomnography/sleep technology (RPSGT). The PSG/Sleep Technologist II provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis according to facility policy and procedures. The PSG/Sleep Technologist II provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders involving all aspects of polysomnography testing, including diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care, and patient education. The PSG/Sleep Technologist II works independently performing their principle duties and responsibilities and can provide supervision of the PSG/Sleep Technologist I. Strong well developed communication skills are essential for this position. 


PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.



Position Duties

  • The Polysomnographic/Sleep Technologist II performs procedures appropriate to the competence and credentials of a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).
  • Gathers and analyzes patient information by reviewing the patient history, physical information, medications, and verifies the medical order and protocol to be followed for the procedure.
  • Demonstrates the ability to adequately prepare and calibrate the equipment needed for testing
  • Explains the testing procedure, and orients the patient to the sleep center;accurately applies electrodes and sensors according to facility policy and procedures for the test being performed
  • Follow procedural protocols for Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration; Performs routine positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fittings
  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and any additional significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free, and makes adjustments as necessary; documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and any additional significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
  • Implements appropriate interventions; including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration.
  • Recognizes clinically significant events and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results.
  • Maintains continuing education and competencies; acquires new competencies relative to industry standards in Sleep Medicine and sleep studies as an RPSGT. 
  • Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested. 
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