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Sleep Technician II

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under direct supervision, is responsible for producing and analyzing high quality sleep recordings and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for the patients

Job Responsibilities

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.

+ Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition\. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed\. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed\. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements\.

+ Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times\.

+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment\. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed\.

+ Functions independently to record sleep/wake physiology\.Performs diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnography in accordance with physicians orders and departmental policies/procedures\.Ensures quality/clarity of recording along with detailed documentation

+ Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and makes adjustments as necessary\.

+ Summarizes sleep study results within a technical report to be presented at clinical case conferences\.

+ Assists in the training of new technicians by demonstrating laboratory procedures and techniques\.

+ Assists in maintaining a clinical database which includes sleep data files, oximetry data and other pertinent records\.


+ High School Diploma


Graduate of a polysomnographic technology education program acceptable to the New York State Education Department \(NYSED\)\.

Approximately 2 years of related experience\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy and physiology regarding cardiopulmonary and neurophysiological systems\.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of sleep physiology and diagnostic sleep record techniques\.

+ Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography OR successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed

+ Demonstrated knowledge and aptitude regarding computers and electronic equipment\.

Licenses and Certifications

+ NYS Polysomnographic Technologist Registration

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Work assignment requires the ability to work night hours

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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