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Polysomnographic Technologist II

Location ‘Aiea, Hawaii Job Number 1026274 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Job Summary:

Under general supervision of clinical director (M.D. or D.O.) or designee, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders which may  involve polysomnography, in-lab and ambulatory diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care, care coordination, and patient instruction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collects, analyzes and integrates patient information to identify and meet patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, emotional/physiological status regarding testing procedure, medical/social history), and determine testing and post sleep diagnosis parameters/procedures in conjunction with ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.

  • Completes and verifies documentation. Explains pre-testing, testing, and post-testing procedures to patient.  

  • Prepares, calibrates, and initializes polysomnographic and ambulatory equipment to determine proper functioning.

  • Applies electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.

  • Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals.  Adjustments, and re-instructs the ambulatory patient if necessary.

  • Follows lights out procedures to establish and document baseline values (body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).

  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and significant events to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic and ambulatory results.

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

  • Follows study initiation and ending procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete data collection process (repeats physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs patient on completing questionnaires, etc.).

  • Facilitates and performs difficult and unusual ambulatory, polysomnographic, and therapeutic processes, and interventions per the scope of practice.

  • Responds to study patients procedural-related inquiries by providing appropriate information.

  • Scores polysomnographic sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.  

  • Scores, tabulates, and reports sleep/wake, and clinically significant respiratory, cardiac, limb movements, and arousal events according to laboratory specific protocols.

  • Performs ambulatory home sleep studies, MSLTs, MWTs, PAP and other studies per scope of practice.

  • Able to instruct patients on the use and maintenance of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP); performs mask fitting, compliance monitoring and mitigates issues together with the patients healthcare team.

  • Performs patient follow up for CPAP compliance.

  • Performs equipment fleet inventory and maintenance. Evaluates, mitigates, and documents sleep study related equipment and inventory issues.  Follows trouble-shooting procedures and assists with repair and replace of equipment.

  • Performs the quarterly QA scoring reliability of scorers and sleep technologists.

  • Participates in established Quality Assurance, Improvement and Assessment Programs.

  • Participates in the application and maintenance of sleep laboratory accreditation/re-accreditation process, as requested.

  • Orients and trains new-hires Techs and other staff as requested.

  • Complies with Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) Standards of Conduct.

  • Meets annual continuing education requirements.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eighteen (18) months of sleep laboratory experience.


  • Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology, OR Successful completion of a sleep technology program associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency for all competencies required of a sleep technician. Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds either the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS) credential.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Polysomographic Technologist Certificate

  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated advance knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology related to respiration and sleep.

  • Proficient with non-invasive positive airway pressure treatment modality.

  • Demonstrated ability to score studies.

  • Proficient with computerized PSG system, non-invasive positive airway pressure treatment modality.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in testing and collecting polysomnographic data of adult patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, results orientation, teamwork, written communication, and organization.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing and spreadsheet PC applications.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Primary Location: Hawaii,Aiea,Pearlridge Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-HI-02|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: PEARLRIDGE - Pulmonology-Outside Facilities - 1208 Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.