Sleep Tech Job Description

Sleep Tech Job Description

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Sleep tech provides consultative services regarding laboratory procedures, test results and examinations to medical staff, laboratory personnel and other healthcare providers.

Sleep Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs respiratory diagnostic care patient assessments
Plans care for patients according to respiratory diagnostic care treatment plan
Plans and administers diagnostic and/or therapeutic respiratory diagnostic care for patients
Accurately calibrates and performs polysomnographic testing and treatment according to the standards of the sleep lab
Frequently must follow written and oral instructions complete routine tasks independently
Records montage (electrode combination) and instrument settings, and observes and notes patient's behavior during test
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear
Performs required testing
Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, montage changes the reason for the changes in specific timeframe noted in departmental policies
Orients patients to Sleep Center, explains procedures and ensures patient comfort and safety

Sleep Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sleep Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, BCLS, AHA, RPSGT, ACLS, SDS, RRT, RST

Education for Sleep Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sleep tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Supervision, Education, Associates, Respiratory Therapy, Respiratory Care, Graduate, Technology, Biological Sciences, Science, Technical

Skills for Sleep Tech

Desired skills for sleep tech include:

& ability to perform standard testing procedures
Basic programs and processes of computers and related technology
Emergency resuscitation procedure
Local Medical Center Resuscitation Plan
Medical terminology
Polygraph theory and operations
Testing procedures and hook-up specific Sleep Medicines Polysomnographic tracings and treatments
Computer systems particularly with a windows based environment
Equipment to produce accurate and thorough test results
Healthcare terminology

Desired experience for sleep tech includes:

Completion of CAAHEP or CoARC Polysomnography program, preferred
Possesses or Eligible for RPSGT, or RST, or CRT/RRT SDS (Sleep Disorders Specialist) to be obtained within 6 months of date of hire
Minimum of 1 year educational requirements from accredited program relating to Neurodiagnostic Services
Minimum of one year experience as a polysomnographic technologist or Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist with current RCP state licensure or Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician with current RCP state licensure
Board Registered Polysomnography Technologist within eighteen (18) months of hire

Sleep Tech Examples

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Sleep Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of sleep tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sleep tech
  • Under the direct oversight of physicians or RNs, may recommend clinical appropriateness of designated services
  • Perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization
  • Participates in the monthly interscorer reliability program, maintaining an 85% overall score
  • Responsible for patient hookup for sleep studies sharing this knowledge and training others on how to perform this task
  • Performs technical procedures and operates equipment with a high level of expertise
  • Demonstrates decision-making skills in patient assessment and care plan based on desired outcomes of therapy, clinical data and consultation with physician
  • Assesses patient and family's knowledge deficit regarding Cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Adheres to department procedures of accurate documentation, trouble shoots and corrects artifact, performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety
  • Demonstrates activities consistent with the financial objectives of the department in the use of supplies and maintain and operate equipment safely and correctly
  • Assumes and performs scoring of the polysomnographic record when as signed according to departmental policies & established guidelines
Qualifications for sleep tech
  • 1 year full time sleep technician experience within the last 2 years
  • Sleep therapy technician
  • Experience in understanding and usage of computers, inlcuding the Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to learn applications relevant to the position
  • Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or registered through the AASM as a Polysomnographic Technologist
  • CA Medical Board License as a Polysomnographic Technologist
  • Maintain current CPR or BCLS Certification
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a sleep tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sleep tech
  • On ones own initiative, assists in writing procedures, giving in-services recognized as necessary by the individual
  • Maintains knowledge of infrequently used equipment and ordered patient therapeutics
  • Takes responsibility for maintain supplies & equipment in all areas of the Sleep Center
  • Actively participates in Quality Assurance departmental activities and objectives
  • Clean and maintain all polysomnographic equipment according to department policy
  • Prepares & calibrates testing equipment, prepares patient for testing, establishes and documents baseline values, follows polysomnographic testing procedures (MSLT, MWT, parasomnia studies, PAP, oxygen titration ) to ensure quality data acquisition
  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages, clinical events, changes in procedures and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretations of results
  • Perform polysomnographic data acquisition and intervention(s) per procedural protocols
  • Scores polysomnographic records according to accepted center guidelines
  • Completion of a program approved by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or a successor accrediting authority
Qualifications for sleep tech
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 2 years’ experience in sleep diagnostics
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist or RRT preferred
  • Experience with accreditation readiness preferred
  • Active Registered Polysomnograph Technologist (RPSGT) credential OR Registered Respiratory Therapist OR Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist
  • College graduate with a two or four year degree program
  • Registered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPST)
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a sleep tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for sleep tech
  • Demonstrate ability to follow direction
  • Service Management and Professional Issues – Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues
  • Polysomnographic Record Scoring – Assist with scoring sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines
  • Polysomnographic Procedures – Follow lights on procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process
  • Polysomnographic Procedures – Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results
  • Polysomnographic Procedures – Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, ] to ensure collection of appropriate data
  • Testing Preparation Procedures – Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary
  • Gather and Analyze Patient Information – Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and study protocol
  • Performs basic and advanced diagnostic sleep studies.• Prepares patient and equipment for ordered testing
  • Folllow HIPAA policies to maintain the privacy and security of patient information
Qualifications for sleep tech
  • Course completion for BLS
  • Previous polysomnography experience preferred
  • Associate’s degree or High School Diplomawith equivalent education or experience
  • Certification and Licensure will be maintained for the length of employment
  • Monitor patients and on-going procedure to assure accuracy of study, appropriate interview of symptoms, and patient safety
  • Provide frequent documentation of procedures and patient response to assure accuracy and availability of information
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sleep tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sleep tech
  • Follow procedural protocols [such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), parasomnia studies, PAP and oxygen titration, ] to ensure collection of appropriate data
  • Collect, analyze, and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (Physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history), and to determine final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols
  • Performs a variety of sleep studies in order to diagnose the type and extent of sleep disorders, as directed by a physician
  • Collects and transmits biological specimens for analyses
  • Performs and records routine patient assessment
  • Calibrates and adjusts equipment, including troubleshooting minor problems
  • Abides by written policies and procedures regarding treatment of the patient and are required to attain patient satisfaction
  • Assists the director or lead technician in scoring the acquired data and preparing the data for interpretation by the board certified sleep physicians
  • Prepares patients and equipment for ordered testing
  • Instructs non-registered and trainees
Qualifications for sleep tech
  • Evaluate and score patient study and procedure report for physician interpretation
  • Prepare patient including measurement and application of CPAP therapy and perform fit testing to assure optimal effects of the procedures
  • Download and re-initialize equipment to assure capture and recording of procedure and prepare equipment for next test
  • Review patient questionnaire and explain procedure to patient to assure accuracy of information and comfort of patient
  • Disassemble and disinfect equipment to assure optimal performance and safety of resources
  • Troubleshoot study and perform corrective action to assure accuracy of study
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of sleep tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sleep tech
  • Inventory of lab supplies is taken and level for optimum functioning of lab is maintained
  • Performs therapeutic treatments and interventions, working with a Polysomnographic Technologist at all times
  • Prepares patients for diagnostic testing as directed and according to departmental procedures
  • RPSGT credential from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technology
  • RST credential from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Serves, manages and supports internal and external
  • Applies surface electrodes to patient's head to obtain electroencephalogram (EEG) measurement and applies other combinations of sensors and electrodes to patient to obtain measurements such as electromyogram (EMG), electrooculogram (EOG), electrocardiogram (EKG), air flow respiratory effort, and oxygen saturation
  • Operates various pieces of monitoring equipment to observe patient during test and to record patient's sleep activities
  • Studies polysomnogram to recognize arrhythmias and abnormal respiratory patterns and calls Physician or other emergency personnel if needed
  • Identifies wake and sleep EEG waveforms recorded on polysomnograms
Qualifications for sleep tech
  • Monitor and order disposable supplies to assure adequate availability of resources
  • Certification 3 years experience
  • Associate Degree- Desired (not required)
  • Prior experience as Polysomnographer, one year experience preferred
  • You will precisely apply electrodes and perform biocalibrations
  • You will work with a variety of patients including adult and pediatric populations

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