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CommonSpirit Health Polysom Technologist in Clive, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


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A Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide supervision of other staff.


  • Gather and analyze patient information. Verify documentation and physician orders.

  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.

  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.

  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic (CPAP, BIPAP) polysomnography, MSLT and MWT.

  • Performs CPAP downloads for all clinic visits and when directed by physician.

  • Performs polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.

  • Performs routine PAP mask fitting.

  • Documents routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.

  • Performs routine maintenance and upkeep of all computerized sleep systems.

  • Performs polysomnography record scoring and report generation.

  • Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions.

  • Manages own patient schedules and works with patients to troubleshoot issues and concerns.

  • Educates patient on equipment (i.e., actigraphy, home study and oximetry), tracks equipment and produces report for physicians; cleans and prepare equipment for next use.

  • Meets with patients after physician appointment to review equipment order, troubleshoot and answer any patient questions.

  • Trains and mentors staff Polysomnography Technicians and students.

  • Follows all procedure protocols.




  • 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 and/or nationally accredited educational facility OR equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technologist.

  • Certification by a nationally recognized certification board as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). Licensed by the State of Iowa as a Polysomnographic Technologist.

  • Maintain the RPSGT credential and the State Licensure through educational activity as outlined by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) and State of Iowa.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certification include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

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Requisition ID 2021-159776

Employment Type Full Time

Department Sleep Laboratory

Hours / Pay Period 72

Shift Day

Standard Hours Three consecutive 12 hours shifts - 7p - 7a

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-Clive

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.