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Polysomnographi Scoring Specialist Job

Job Number: RIH16057

Job Title: Polysomnographi Scoring Specialist

Department: Sleep Disorder Center - 1013181

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

The level of knowledge normally obtained through completion of an Associates Degree in Respiratory Care, Biology, Health Sciences or the successful completion of a Polysomnographic certification program or the equivalent.

Registered Polysomnographic Technologist preferred.

Thorough understanding and competent application of PC-driven digital polysomnography protocols (including RIP and flow volume loops). Expertise in the understanding and application of pulmonary flow volume loops for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Personal Computer skills required.

Thorough knowledge of full sixteen channel polysomnographic testing and treatment protocols (based on the standards of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists).

Ability to initiate and administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of international 10-20 EEG system; R&K Sleep staging and sleep histogram architecture; obstructive, mixed, and central sleep apnea; nocturnal oximetry and hyperventilation; and analytical ability to interpret and prepare written summary of results for further evaluation by physician.

The ability to maintain equipment and instruct others in proper testing is required.

Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity to operate, calibrate, set up and perform minor repairs and adjustments on equipment is required.


One year experience as a Polysomnographic Technician (minimum of 150 full polysomnograms performed) is required.

Under general supervision of the Medical Director or his designee, and lead technologist, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, performs windows-based, computer-assisted scoring of sixteen channel clinical polysomnograms. Sets up and calibrate all laboratory testing equipment daily. Routinely performs multiple sleep latency tests. Occasionally prepares patients and conducts full polysomnographic test and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea on night shift workers (daytime testing).