Sleep Technician Job Description

Sleep Technician Job Description

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Sleep technician provides individual and family consultation and counseling in the area of sleep medicine, in coordination with and in support of pediatric pulmonologist(s) and sleep medicine faculty.

Sleep Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The acquistion and scoring of polysomnographic studies
CPAP/BiPAP titration
Performs, observes, and records daytime and overnight sleep/EEG procedures under supervision of Sleep Lab Manager
Scores sleep study results and generates reports for interpretation by physician
Administers Npsg’s, CPAP’s, BIPAP’s,VPAP’s, MSLT’s, and MWT’s to patient population
Maintains compliance with federal, state and other governing bodies such as Joint Commission, and AASM to include licensure and certification data entry, working closely with vendor to ensure complete compliance
Maintains compliance intrscorere reliability
Conducts periodic audits of patient records compliance with policies and procedures
Completes data entry for assigned areas/tasks
Creates new positions and processes system changes with Lawson group

Sleep Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Sleep Technician

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

Education for Sleep Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sleep technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Medicine, Medical Sonography, Technical, Respiratory Care, Sciences, Biology, Associates, Patient Care, Medical

Skills for Sleep Technician

Desired skills for sleep technician include:

Anatomy and physiology regarding cardiopulmonary and neurophysiological systems
Sleep physiology and diagnostic sleep record techniques
Computer systems particularly with a windows based environment
ICD-9/10 and CPT/HCPS coding conventions and procedures
Physician office documentation standards
Computer systems and software used in functional area
New technologies and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes
Adult
Developmental needs of the young adult
Geriatric patients

Desired experience for sleep technician includes:

Maintains Sleep records and compiles reports from database, collects data
Provides for the assessment and evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of diagnostic testing based on patients age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs
Communicates a professional attitude with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel
One (1) year of previous experience with sleep disorders, especially apnea required
Working knowledge of the technology, medical applications, methodology, physiology, sleep disorders and related diagnoses
Registered as a sleep technician preferred

Sleep Technician Examples

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Sleep Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sleep technician. 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 technician
  • Direct handling of all complaints relating to RMT Dental Sleep
  • Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information to identify and meet the patient
  • Follows 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
  • Follows “lights out” procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates)
  • Assists with appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration)
  • Attempts to locate no-shows and to fill unexpected openings using Stand-By Waiting List
  • All functions associated with being a night sleep technician
  • This includes preparing the patient for testing, administering the test, defining the preliminary report, scoring the test, and maintaining equipment and supplies
  • The technician also converses with physicians, physician office staff, and patients regarding sleep/wake disorders and testing
  • Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition
Qualifications for sleep technician
  • Expertise in removable appliance techniques
  • Knowledge of the anatomical elements of the jaw and mouth
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills and detail orientation
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to effectively multi-task
  • Be well organized and deliver to timelines
  • Experience with CAD/CAM
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Sleep Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of sleep technician. 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 technician
  • Trained in the use of specialized equipment to record, monitor and analyze various physiological parameters in sleep, including recognition and appropriate response to critical events such as cardiac arrhythmias, seizure disorders and other medical emergencies
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform specific competencies as listed on the Competency Checklists
  • Meets mutually agreed upon performance goals/objectives established annually as listed on the Performance Management Plan, including hospital patient safety initiatives
  • Performs all sleep disorders service procedures (therapeutic and diagnostic) on population served
  • Provides patient instructions and/or family educational services
  • Checks all sleep center equipment for proper operation and function prior to patient set-up and during patient usage
  • Maintains knowledge of current standards of care and practice
  • Assists in the development and implementation of hospital-wide patient care programs that describe how the service assesses, evaluates and meets the needs of patients
  • Initiates and reinforces discharge planning that will meet continuing needs of patient/family and are consistent with the medical regimen
  • Calls patient within one week after ordering of CPAP equipment to ensure that patient has received appropriate equipment
Qualifications for sleep technician
  • Theoretical knowledge in computer science, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience with preparation of human subjects applications and working knowledge of human subjects consents and rules
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical research
  • Demonstrate effective written, social, and spoken communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedures for the conduct of research involving human subjects
  • Demonstrated excellence and ability to work collaboratively to promote positive outcomes and team dynamics
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Sleep Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a sleep technician. 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 technician
  • Conduct sleep studies including PSG, actigraphy, and other novel measures of sleep recording
  • Contribute speclialized knowledge to the design of sleep studies
  • Participant recruitment and scheduling
  • Collect polysomnography (PSG), actigraphy, behavioral and other measures of sleep
  • Coordinate research and consumer sleep monitor technologies for studies that aim to benchmark and improve consumer products
  • Adapt research methods to customer targets while maintaining quality and accuracy of the data
  • Ensure compliance with study design
  • Analyze data (including PSG scoring) and develop reports for industry partners
  • Assist in other operational aspects of the Human Testing Center as needed
  • Patient Care.Review patient histories
Qualifications for sleep technician
  • Ability to organize and coordinate research study procedures and documentation
  • Strong demonstrated communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated experience with database management and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to write scientific reports effectively, describing methods and results and incorporating statistical analyses
  • Experience in sleeping disorders or respiratory physiology
  • Must have strong communication skills and collaborative approach to patient care
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Sleep Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a sleep technician. 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 technician
  • Maintains proper calibration, quality control and analysis of all polysomnographic equipment
  • Assists with billing documentation and maintains department records according to departmental policy/procedure
  • Measuring and marking the head following the 10/20 measurement system
  • Adjusting electrode placement for anatomical defects or anomalies
  • Applying electrodes with paste in the correct position
  • Verifying electrode impedances are balanced and below 5,000 ohms
  • Recognizing possible artifact waveforms
  • Documenting ( on recording) patient movements
  • Applying/recording leads for eye potentials
  • Applying/recording leads for ECG
Qualifications for sleep technician
  • Enrolled in a CAHEEP Neurodiagnostic Program preferred
  • Exposure to pediatric healthcare a plus
  • Good communication skills and willingness to learn new tasks
  • PC skills and ability to use or learn PC based software for word processing and database management
  • AA Degree in Polysomnography
  • Prefer at least three to five years of experience in the field of Sleep Disorders or Respiratory Therapy
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Sleep Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a sleep technician. 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 technician
  • Troubleshooting for possible electrical interference
  • Functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
  • Medication effects on the EEG background and waveforms
  • Medical terminology and accepted abbreviations
  • Signs, symptoms, and EEG correlates for pediatric neurological disorders
  • Seizure manifestations, classifications and EEG correlates
  • 60 hertz filter
  • Filter Settings
  • Sensitivity settings
  • Recording Speed
Qualifications for sleep technician
  • Previous experience in Lab certification preferred
  • Must have polysomnographiy program completion or credentiald by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
  • Successful Completion of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Approved A-STEP Program Required
  • Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography OR successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed
  • Advanced theoretical knowledge (obtained through a Bachelor's degree) and minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical trials, sleep technology, and/or respiratory physiology
  • Basic Life Support Certificate or BART/ART training

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