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PRN PSG Tech - Pennsylvania Hospital

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Job ID: 141376
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The PRN Polysomnographic Technologist/Technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing, analysis and associated interventions the general supervision of a Team Leader (RPSGT) and/or Medical Director. The technologist/technician will assist with diagnostic, therapeutic services, patient care, and education.


1. Education, Training & Experience: 

  • Certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or registry eligible technicians are required to possess completion of the A-Step Program. 
  • Polysomnographic training in a hospital setting with experience and/or 3-5 years experience in polysmnography is an asset.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with patients and all levels of hospital personnel. 

2 Licensure & Certification:

  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or registry eligible technicians are required to possess completion of the A-Step Program
  • BCLS required

3. Other Skills:

Employee’s membership in professional organizations- preferred

  • American Association of Sleep Technologists
  • Continuing education requirements (50 CEU’s). Must be met within 5 years to maintain current certification 


  • Demonstrates Professionalism within the framework of Relationship Based Care (Patient-Centered Care).

  • Demonstrates Teamwork by displaying a cooperative relationship with co-workers by consistently treating others with respect and always using open and honest communication.

  • Demonstrates Patient-Centered Care by showing courtesy, compassion, sensitivity and respect in all interactions with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel.

  • Displays a cooperative attitude and responds with respect to directions and recommendations from supervisor.

  • Supports ongoing improvement of client satisfaction:

  • Returns phone calls and emails promptly

  • Attends meetings as requested

  • Is politically sensitive to clients/patients environment

  • Is knowledgeable in their area

  • Timeliness on completing projects

  • Data provided is accurate and reliable

  • Identify the competencies required for each patient population that the employee works with (neonate, child, adolescent, young adult, middle adult and older adult)

  • Non-Patient Care
  • Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient /Employee safety
  • Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position.
  • Patient Care Providers
  • Participates in Entity and Department wide initiatives for Patient/Employee safety
  • Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position.
  • Validation of annual competencies required for the position

Job Responsibilities:

  • Explains procedures, goals, treatment plan and orients patient to the sleep center. Verifies physician’s prescription for appropriate testing.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge of neuro-anatomy and physiology. Measures accurately and applies electrodes in a timely manner in accordance to laboratory standards. Ensure electrode impedance meet laboratory standards.
  • Verifies patient history, gathers appropriate information from patient, patients’ record, and family members to include any sleep disturbances. Explains test procedure to the patient and family members present.
  • Follow the “lights out” procedures to establish and document base line values such as body position, pulse oximetry, respiratory and heart rates.
    • Lights the “lights on” procedures to verify the integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process. Instructs the patient on completing questionnaires.

    • Performs any special polysomnographic testing as ordered. Records study and makes initial interpretation of results.
    • Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedures and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
    • Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Administers oxygen and nasal CPAP as needed by protocol. Instructs the patient in proper the use of all equipment and accessories.
    • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact free and make adjustments when necessary.
    • Knowledge of basic infection control standards relating to patient and equipment, including electrodes.
    • Performs routine equipment and maintenance care. Assists with inventory evaluation.
    • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Implement appropriate therapeutic interventions for patient safety such as continuous and Bi-Level positive air pressure, oxygen administration, etc.
    • Demonstrates the appropriate actions to take during patient emergency situations and ensures patient safety at all times.
    • Maintains files or results in accordance with medical record retention standards
    • Demonstrates computer skills related to all aspects of performing a sleep studies, general of polysomnographic instrumentation pattern recognition and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence the polysmnography.
    • Answers telephone and schedules patients for test, when necessary.
    • Interacts effectively with patients, visitors, and all levels of Hospital personnel. Exhibits consistent behaviors with the philosophy of Pennsylvania Hospital showing courtesy, compassion, sensitivity and respect.
    • Records sleep/wake stages, clinical event (respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals etc.), by the departmental established guidelines of the American Academy of Sleep.
    • Performs related duties, as assigned.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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