Registered Polysomnographer - Sleep/Wake Center, Per Diem


Performs sleep studies according to established policy and procedure.


Under the general direction of the Director, Respiratory Care and Neurophysiology Services and the direct supervision of the Supervisor, Sleep Center and within established Catholic Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  1. Performs sleep studies as per order of physicians. Knowledge of home sleep study, how to instruct, demonstrate, and apply to patient when needed.
  2. Scores sleep stages, sleep apnea, hypopnea, periodic limb movements and recognizes certain EEG and EKG abnormalities and artifacts.
  3. Applies and adjusts CPAP according to procedure manual.
  4. Responds appropriately to medical emergencies that may arise during sleep studies.
  5. Calibrates and maintains all equipment necessary for sleep monitoring including pulse oximeter, d, monitor and defibrillator.
  6. Develops and continues to improve communication with all physicians involved in ordering or interpreting tests.
  7. Interviews patient and documents pertinent data for sleep study report. Take and documents blood pressure pre and post sleep study. Knows emergency criteria as stated in policy and procedure manual, when to contact the physician.
  8. Maintains accurate record of sleep studies and results according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards.
  9. Reads and reviews current literature and changes in sleep research with sleep lab personnel.
  10. Networks with other sleep disorder centers to develop a resource pool generating current practices and pathways for problem solving.
  11. Educates patient and assists home care personnel with CPAP set up and use.


Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:

  1. Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the demographics and/ or specific needs of the patient population served by the hospital.

  1. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing, responding and adapting treatment of care to meet the needs of the patient population served by the hospital.
  2. Ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to move objects.
  3. Ability to be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and conditions where incumbent may or may not have protection from weather and/or temperature changes.
  4. Ability to wear safety equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, gown, lead apron, mask, etc.
  5. Requires the ability to plan and perform difficult work where only general methods are available. Involves highly technical or involved projects, presenting new or constantly changing problems. Requires outstanding judgment and initiatives in dealing with complex factors not easily evaluated, also making decisions for which there is little precedent.
  6. Ability to receive training and guidelines from the Director before assuming program responsibility. Ability to functions independently following training.
  7. Ability to promote a cooperative, collaborative work environment facilitating communication between employees, patients, visitors and external customers.
  8. Ability to identify and take action in own learning needs.
  9. Ability to transport self to and from off-site locations.
  10. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of indications, contradictions and limitations of testing.



  • Registered Polysomnographer by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists required.


  • Minimum of one year sleep testing experience.


  • Registered Polysomnographer.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.