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Registered Polysomnography TechUS

Full Time

36 hours per week

Variable Shifts


The Registered Polysomnography Technician is responsible for performing routine polysomnographic and electroencephalographic testing for the Children’s Hospital Sleep Center of Akron.


1. Responsible for performing comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of the Sleep Lab Coordinator and/or the Sleep Center Medical Director or designee.

2. A Registered Polysomnography Technician provides guidance to a polysomnographic clinical student.

3. Performs routine and intermediate level polysomnograms in an accurate and timely manner.

4. Display pattern recognition abilities which extend to evaluating the normal and abnormal patterns common to each physiologic parameter, as well as assessment of various sleep stages, possible effects from medications, age related changes, and patterns which are specific to the parameter evaluated.

5. Provide accurate, complete, timely documentation for each procedure performed and maintain necessary records.

6. Practices proper care, usage, and maintenance of polysomnography equipment.

7. Provides training and guidance to Pediatric Sleep staff.

8. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.

9. Other duties as required.

Other information:

Technical Expertise

1. Experience in a Sleep Disorder Laboratory is preferred.

2. Pediatric sleep laboratory experience is preferred.

3. Strong problem-solving skills are required.

4. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.

5. Experience working with various levels within an organization is required.

6. Experience in healthcare is preferred.

7. Experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.

8. Other software related to sleep studies is preferred.

Education and Experience

1. Education: Graduate from an accredited program for polysomnography with a license to practice in the state of Ohio is required.

2. Certification: Registered Polysomnography Technologist.

3. Must have obtained and maintain Basic Life Saving (BLS) certification.

4. Membership in the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST), preferred.

5. Must be registered in sleep technology by one of the following organizations American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or another organization that offers an equivalent examination accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) or have relevant working experience in a sleep laboratory.

6. Years of relevant experience: Minimum of three years of experience is preferred.

7. Years of supervisory experience: None.