Washington University of St. Louis Polysomnographic Technolgist - Neurology - 42610 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Polysomnographic Technologist works under medical supervision to perform and evaluate overnight polysomnograms. This individual functions independently of direct supervision, to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology. The Polysomnographic Technologist may supervise and coordinate the activities of the other technicians. The technologist must recognize sleep pathology when it occurs in the laboratory and respond with the appropriate interventions to ensure patient safety.


  1. Sets up, calibrates and monitors recording equipment necessary for PSG, MSLT, and CPAP/BIPAP to ensure artifact free tracings; recognizes and records clinical and physiological relevant events; detects and corrects equipment malfunctions; scores polysomnogram data (sleep/wake data and clinical events) and generates summary reports; performs portable home sleep testing (HST) equipment preparation, patient set up, and data download; scores HST and generates report for physician review.
  2. Assists with care coordination by doing tasks such as calling patients for scheduling appointments, diagnostic procedures, and admissions; provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; perform mask fittings and PAP troubleshooting; contacts patients by phone for follow up after starting PAP and troubleshooting of problems; handles phone calls; answers questions for patients and physicians.
  3. Checks inventories and order supplies as needed; assists with general maintenance and organization of the lab area; cleans and maintains sleep testing and PAP equipment; cleans patient rooms; follows all infection control policies and procedures.
  4. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards; follows HIPAA and privacy policies; follows University and section policies; complies with professional standards of conduct; maintains sleep technologist certification and basic life support certification; participates in continuing education; participates in quality assurance and performance improvement programs.
  5. Aids in the training of new trainees.
  6. Assists the medical director, clinical director, and/or manager in other duties or tasks related to sleep center operations as assigned.
  7. Assist with implementing research projects; follows protocol guidelines when collecting sleep data using polysomnography, home sleep testing, single-channel EEG devices and actigraphy; scores sleep research studies, generates reports and enters data into electronic databases per protocol; ensures secure data storage of all study materials.
  8. Identify, screen, obtain informed consent, complete study visits, educate, monitor and follow-up with subjects; ensure data is obtained according to specified protocol; performs site visits with industry sponsors as needed; completes IRB submissions and SAE reporting as needed; collect subject data and maintain organized files for review of the study sponsor, IRB, and Food & Drug Administration (FDA); performs drug accountability as needed; completes and verifies case report forms (CRF) as needed.
  9. Works with principal investigator and collaborates with other investigators within the university to develop research studies and trains other polysomnography technologists on sleep research protocols as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • CPR certification is required and must obtained within 6 months of employment.
  • Board registered Polysomnographic Technologist or ABSM Sleep Technologist required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of electronics, instruments, and equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and handle maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of sleep disorders, medication effects and related diseases.
  • Ability to monitor sleep stages and other pertinent physiological functions.
  • Ability to ensure patient education, safety and comfort and assimilate information from several sources and anticipate initiation of care in accordance with protocols.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $22.69 - $28.36 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • 22 vacation days

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions

Sleep disorder lab environment, research lab and office environment with variable day/evening schedule. Work with collodion and acetone as necessary.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Polysomnographic Technolgist - Neurology - 42610

Job ID: 42610

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular