Job Title:  Assistant Technologist, Polysomnographic
Division:  Ambulatory Operations
Work Arrangement: 
Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range :  $23.80 to $29.80
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  18446
Job Description: 

Summary

Works under general supervision to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care and education, staff development, and administration.

Job Duties

  • Sets up, operates, and monitors sophisticated medical equipment including computerized polygraph, analog polygraph, oximeters, respiratory plethysmography units, positive air pressure machines, tumescence monitors, and laboratory computer systems.
  • Performs sleep monitoring on individuals with suspected sleep pathophysiologies.
  • Attaches necessary devices for monitoring EEG, EOG, EMG, EKG, oximetry, thoracic- and abdominal effort, nasal/oral airflow and nasal/oral pressure.
  • Performs both split-night and full-night continuous positive airway pressure treatment as needed and titrates both CPAP and BiPAP pressure to reduce airway occlusion and attain airway patency.
  • Administers questionnaires and performance tests.
  • Scores polysomnographic recordings for sleep stages, sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, and other sleep-related parameters as indicated by the study.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Credentialed by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) through American Association of Respiratory Care.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Credential by the American Board of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists as an R. EEG.T or credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a R.R.T. 
Requisition ID:  18446