Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologist

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/6/2020 8:31 AM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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Schedule: Rotating Night Shift

Full-Time Position


The Polysomnographic (Sleep) Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director or designee and provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders that may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


  • Gathers and analyzes patient information prior to sleep testing.
  • Prepares patients for sleep testing.
  • Completes sleep testing procedures.
  • Documents routine observations including sleep stages and clinical events, changing in procedure, and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.
  • Implements appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic interventions, such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.)
  • Scores sleep studies at completion of the procedure. 
  • Performs routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
  • Evaluates sleep study related equipment and inventory.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
  • Current CPR or BCLS certification or must obtain within three months of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of polysomnographic technologist experience
  • Graduation from an accredited polysomnographic technologist program

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Sharp objects/tools


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