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Working As A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

  • $41,260

    Average Salary

What Does A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Do At Northern Michigan Regional Health System

* Reviews the patient's history and verifies the medical order.· Accurately scores and analyzes sleep studies.
* Non-registered sleep technologists may score only under supervision of an RST, RPSGT, CPSGT, respiratory therapist with the sleep disorders specialist certification (either CRT
* SDS or RRT
* SDS), or medical staff members/PhDs board-certified in sleep medicine.· Performs therapeutic treatments and interventions independently.· Recognizes physiological parameters including various sleep stages.· Maintains and properly uses sleep-related equipment.· Adheres to sleep centers policies and procedures.· Informs, instructs, and educates patients regarding testing and treatments.· Maintains professional and technical knowledge.· Maintains all required documentation, logs, charts, forms and records in paper and electronic formats.· Performs other related duties as required and directed

What Does A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Performs long term monitoring of adult and pediatric patients using closed circuit and digital audio/visual equipment and electrophysiological recording instruments.
* Presents patient history and evolution, EEG and video data and radiologic studies in daily patient rounds for staff physicians.
* Describes current seizures and frequency.
* Lists current medications and results of previous investigations.
* Describes examination made during admission to the monitoring units.
* Maps, classifies an impression of ictal and interictal EEG/Video data.
* Writes final report and detailed description of EEG patterns, seizure semiology, radiologic findings, mapping of ictal and interictal abnormalities and selection of representative EEG samples.
* Serves as an instructor for new personnel being trained to perform testing and care for long term monitoring patients.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Do At Johns Hopkins University

* The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) is expected to travel to various clinical research sites and participants’ homes to wire participants for polysomnography for unattended sleep studies.
* They would then transfer the data to a secure server where they will score the studies.
* This individual is expected to collaborate with study staff and physicians when scoring data and scheduling participants.
* Duties also include assisting with preparation and submission of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and related IRB materials and of reports to funding agencies, participant recruitment (e.g., contacting and screening prospective participants, obtaining informed consent), scheduling of participant visits, data collection (including centrifuging and performing assays on biological samples), and facilitating communications among investigators and study team members for multiple projects in a growing interdisciplinary collaboration.
* This position will also facilitate collection and analysis of sleep/wake data by distributing sleep assessment devices (wrist actigraphs) to participants, receiving actigraphs by mail, extracting and scoring collected actigraphy data.
* They will also work with a data analyst to facilitate integration of data into a master database and organize and create quality controls of raw data.
* Perform self-audits.
* Conduct searches to provide background information.
* Abstract and index information based on knowledge of subject matter

What Does A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Do At Ascension Health

* Prepares patient and equipment for ordered testing.
* Interviews patient to determine sleep disorder issues and to explain testing procedures.
* Performs and documents testing.
* Monitors patient throughout testing and intervenes as necessary to resolve patient needs or equipment issues.
* Scores, interprets and reports results of sleep studies.
* Prepares, calibrates, repairs and maintains equipment required for testing.
* Determines and reports needed repairs/replacements.
* The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.
* It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements

What Does A Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Do At Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

* Participates in scheduling of diagnostic/consultative/educational activities for Sleep Disorder Center patients as approved by the Manager of Pulmonary Lab/Sleep Disorders Center
* Maintains necessary patient records and performs required billing procedures to assure the continued solvency of the Sleep Disorder Center
* Scoring of all sleep studies performed in the sleep lab
* Reduces polysomnographic data to a tubular form for interpretation
* Prepares for night-time/day-time polysomnography
* Helps maintain required Sleep Disorders Center records
* Participates in Sleep Disorders related research activities as approved by the Medical Director and Manager of Sleep Lab
* Participates in evaluation of needed equipment to recommend to the Manager of the Pulmonary Lab

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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Demographics


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  • White

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • Swedish

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Lithuanian

  • French

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Tagalog

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

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Top Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Skills

  1. Sleep Studies
  2. Procedural Protocols
  3. Mslt
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Scored sleep studies and did mask fittings for CPAP.
  • Conduct Polysomnographs (PSG), Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT), Multiple Wakefulness Tests (MWT).
  • Perform positive airway pressure patient education.
  • Used portable PSG equipment and worked as a team preformed attended sleep studies on inpatients within hospitals.
  • Provide patients with education regarding sleep disorders and PAP therapy

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