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Job Description

The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions, including CPAP, BIPAP therapy, ASV/AVAPS, O2 administration, and TCO2 monitoring under the general supervision of the clinical director (MD, DO) or designee.


Essential Functions:

  • Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request, and study protocol
  • Complete and verify documentation
  • Explains test procedures completely and professionally to patients
  • Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and makes adjustments if necessary
  • Competently records and collects test procedure though understanding of diagnostic equipment, methodology, and diagnosis.
  • Documents 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.
  • Gives verbal report on patients to appropriate personnel when necessary.
  • Responds appropriately to inquires and complaints
  • Implement appropriate interventions including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, AVAPS, ASV, oxygen administration, etc.
  • Performs job function in accordance with policy and procedure manual.
  • Ability to improvise/modify testing procedures as circumstances necessitates (i.e. success flirtation, mask desensitization).
  • Follow light’s on procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
  • Adapts to changes or unusual circumstances within the department and promotes cooperation and minimized disruption in the working environment
  • Maintains current knowledge of departmental updates and policy and procedures
  • Maintains a clean, well-organized department/work area.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in accepting schedule and work assignments. Accommodates changes in workloads. During light workload situations, seeks out additional tasks/assignments.
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Perform routine equipment care and maintenance and inventory evaluation
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Participates in quality improvement activities
  • Utilizes communication skills to promote interpersonal, intradepartmental relationships and effective conflict resolution
  • Keeps lead tech and manager informed when problems may interfere with work being completed properly and on time
  • Performs mask fits/oximetries appropriately and completes documentation/downloading of data for interpretation.
  • Scores sleep/wake stages, clinical events following accepted guidelines
  • Generates accurate reports for interpretation.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients
  • Professional development achieved through hospital courses and outside courses to maintain the required 50 CEU’s every 5 years
  • Assists with orientation of new hires/students
  • Acknowledges each person in a friendly manner with a smile and eye contact. Offers assistance as needed. Maintains a professional image
  • Actively participates or solicits customer needs and strives to exceed the expectations of our customers. Responds to customer concerns immediately
  • Treats each other with courtesy and respect, not making excuses or blaming other employees or departments. Works together to improve customer service
  • Clinical Care: Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  • Graduate from a CAAHEP Polysomnographic accredited program, The A-STEP program, or have completed one of the 5 Pathways to Registration as defined by the Board of Registered
  • Polysomnographic Technologists. The candidate should be registry eligible.
  • Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection, and ability to follow instructions.
  • Must be registered by the BRPT or an equivalent exam accepted by the AASM within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - current certification required upon employment.


Job Preferences:

Knowledge of Carefusion diagnostic system


About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Located on the bayside bluffs overlooking Newport Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian stands atop the list of the finest medical facilities in Southern California. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 511-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital that provides a quality work environment and quality lifestyle. This unique combination provides an enriching environment like no other.

A quality work environment and quality lifestyle enables our nurses to chart a satisfying course for every area of their lives - professional, family, friends and personal pursuits. Along with Hoag's commitment and family-oriented approach to providing the highest quality patient care, there is an indisputable pride in the way we fulfill our healing mission.

We invite you to be a part of the dynamic and rewarding career opportunities available at our top-rated medical facility, while enjoying the added luxury of the renowned Southern California lifestyle.

Take a look inside and we believe you'll see why there is no place like Hoag.

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