Northwell Health Polysomnograph Technologist (Westchester) in Tarrytown, New York

Req Number 001FQL

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing, analysis, and associated interventions, under the general oversight of a clinician.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Reviews patient history, physical information, medications, procedure requests and study protocols. Completes and verifies documentation.

  • Provides patient education, communicates procedures to patient and answers questions in order to ease apprehension and produce comfort and cooperation.

  • Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning. Applies electrodes and sensors according to policy and procedure.

  • Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations and adjustments. Performs positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting. Follows procedural protocols to ensure accurate polysomnographic data acquisition. Identifies and reports signal abnormalities.

  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages, clinical events, procedural changes and other significant events in order to facilitate interpretation and scoring of polysomnograph results.

  • Implements appropriate interventions, including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of all age groups.

  • Complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures regarding safety and infection control issues.

  • Disinfects and performs preventative maintenance on equipment according to established protocols. Troubleshoots equipment issues and reports malfunctions to management.

  • Completes required billing information forms, as required.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Associates of Science Degree, required. Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.

  • Certified or registered in Polysomnography (CPSGT, RPSGT, or RST) AND authorized as a Polysomnographic Technologist in New York State, required OR Certified or registered in Respiratory Therapy (CRT or RRT), required.

  • Basic Life Support for healthcare providers (BLS), required.

  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) certification, preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year related clinical experience, required.