Registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT) are responsible for operating and providing adequate maintenance to polysomnographic equipment on behalf of their company. They are in charge of analyzing and conducting sleep studies, in order to provide an accurate diagnosis for patients. They follow strict safety and privacy protocols.
In addition, these professionals collect lab results, test records, and other sleep information for future reference. They possess strong communication abilities to interact with a variety of staff and clients. They explain different processes, test results, and process specimens to verify all aspects of the testing. Registered polysomnographic technologists are registered to use specialized equipment and share the results with healthcare specialists. They work well in a team environment with other technologists to complete projects in a timely manner. However, these professionals can also provide tests on their own with minimal supervision. They are proficient with a personal computer to conduct different analysis processes, and they write detailed reports based on their observations. In addition, they know how to utilize a word processor and spreadsheet software. Some of their main responsibilities include facilitating patient connections, reading and scoring sleep studies, and providing excellent service to patients in all circumstances.
A technical school certification in polysomnographic technology is required for this position. Previous years of work experience in a polysomnographic capacity are a plus. Industry certifications can be helpful.
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Tasks
Operate equipment to record sleep and awake physiology readings of patient.
File polysomnogram studies and reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.
Prepare and analyze readings for interpretation by a physician.
Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure.