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Polysomnographic Tech- PRN

at Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Posted: 5/13/2019
Job Reference #: 975850
Keywords: hospital, patient, health

Job Description

Polysomnographic Tech- PRN

Department:Sleep Lab
Location:Rio Rancho, NM





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Job Summary and Scope

  • In accordance with their license, performs Polysomnographic Studies on Children ages 12 years and older, Adults and Geriatric patients that includes activities such as applying electrodes and various monitors to multiple, body sites per protocol. They obtain data that measures wake, sleep, and breathing states and recording various signals from the brain and airways, cardiac rate, oxygen saturation and position to enable the physician to assess and diagnose disorders of sleep and breathing. Also serves as a role model to promote the SRMC Values, a positive work environment and efficient, quality patient care.

Essential Functions:

  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.

  • Report potential and actual patient safety, concerns, medical errors and or near misses in a timely manner thru the chain of command and document within the PSN system.

  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional psychological and spiritual support to patient, friends and families.

  • Promote patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, identified ley caregiver and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.

  • Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams and resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

  • Active participation in hospital strategic initiatives such as quality improvement and monitoring TJC compliance.

  • Calibrate polygraph, computer, oximeters, respitrace, movement monitors and patient electrodes prior to the onset of each recording. - 20 minutes

  • Inform patient about testing procedure to put them at ease so optimal test results can be obtained while applying electrodes and respiratory monitors to pre-designated body sites. - 1 hour

  • Prepare and record two Polysomnogram and maximum of three patients per night according to protocol. - 9 hours

  • Administer Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on specified patients according to physician orders. - 4 - 8 hours

  • Provide patient safety and comfort during PSG procedure. - Nightly

  • Provide patient log documentation and notations on each patient tested. - Nightly

  • Retrieve reports from the patient data filing system to provide results to the physician over the phone as needed. - 20 minutes

  • Analyze/score patient data and summarize on report for physician interpretation. - Average 1.5 hours per study.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

SRMC Core Values

Integrity: Our words and actions match our values

To Serve: We put the needs of others before our own

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative

Safety/Quality: We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes

Teamwork: We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service


  • Position doesn’t have the scope of decision making, budget, assets and planning responsibilities.

Communication Skills

  • Position doesn’t have the scope of decision making, budget, assets and planning responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the skills needed in the field of polysomnography

  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service, and evaluation for customer satisfaction.

  • Good time-management skills.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to cooperate and interact with co-workers.


Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent


  • CPR Certification or must obtain within 30 days of position

  • Apply for either the New Mexico Medical Board Polysomnographic Technician Licensure or for the Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RRT) within 30 days of hire

Work Experience: ½ year (6 months) directly related experience


  • Job is supervisory to the extent that daily work direction is provided to personnel in subordinate classifications.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check and a post offer drug screen.

  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).

  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually.

  • Hospital required vaccinations

  • Hospital required competencies

Working Conditions

  • Typical office and/or patient care, acute care hospital environment

  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne/airborne disease.

  • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances.

  • Must be able to travel locally between facilities and within the surrounding community.

  • Occasional exposure to minimal physical risk.

  • May be required to work irregular schedules including but not limited to as applicable: Nights, weekends, holidays, on-call, and overtime.

  • Will be expected to attend evening meetings at least once/month

  • Scoring of Polysomnograms may take place at the technologist’s home utilizing their personal computer and complying with all HIPAA rules related to maintaining and protecting patient privacy and Personal Health Information (PHI). Access to sleep studies for scoring will be done through the hospital’s secure network aka: Citrix.


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