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Title:  LD Reg Polysomnographic Technologist Job

Date:  Jan 20, 2023
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


Under the general supervision of a licensed physician, the Lead Polysomnographic Technologist provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders involving polysomnography diagnostic and therapeutic services.  Monitors and records physiologic data using various techniques, equipment, and procedures.  Assists with day-to-day operations to ensure safe and effective patient care in the department.  Acts as a role model and facilitator working in collaboration with all levels of department personnel. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




There are two pathways for entry into the Polysomnographic Technician:


  1. Must be a graduate of one of the following accredited programs:
  • Polysom education program;
  • Polysom A-STEP program;
  • END or Respiratory program with completion of Polysom track.


A person who is credentialed in one of the health-related fields accepted by BRPT (such as RN, LPN, RRT, CRT, R.EEG.T) Refer to Board of Polysomnography (BRPT) for complete listing of accepted health professions.


Minimum of  three years’ experience as a Registered Polysom Technologist with demonstrated competency in performing polysomnographic procedures, including knowledge of event characteristics (e.g., respiratory, cardiac, sleep stage, seizures, etc.) and ability to take appropriate action.



  • Licensed in Polysomnography in the state of TN with a current certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the BRPT.




  • Licensed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist in the state of TN plus one of the following certifications:
    • Certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the BRPT
    • Certification as Registered Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorder Specialist by the NBRC
    • Polysomnographic services endorsement for the State of TN.



  • Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current BLS Certification.












  • Basic computer operations skills including use of Windows operating system.
  • Positive interpersonal skills with patients, their families, physicians, department staff and other members of hospital staff.
  • Ability to summarize and report polysomnographic data in narrative form.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment in a professional area.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of own and others’ work flow.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assists management with the day-to-day operations; serves as backup to management as needed.
  • Performs polysomnographic procedures on patients under the general supervision of the physician (or designee) to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.
  • Gathers and analyzes patient information.
  • Performs test preparation procedures.
  • Performs polysomnographic record scoring.
  • Demonstrates professional work behavior and excellent customer service routinely in all interactions.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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