Polysomnographer (Occasional)

  • Part Time
  • Madison, WI
  • Applications have closed

Website SSM Health

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Job Highlights:

At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. You can make a difference in our patients lives every day.

Are you passionate about delivering exceptional customer service? Do you thrive in a team environment? As a member of our team, you will interact with staff, visitors, and patients to ensure a best-in-class experience at the hospital. This is a PRN (occasional/as needed) opportunity to join us and make a difference.

This position requires basic life support and one of the registrations referenced below at the time of hire.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we encourage you to apply today and join our team.

Job Summary:

Performs diagnostic sleep studies related to the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep disorders.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Prepares patient and equipment for ordered testing. Interviews patient to determine sleep disorder issues and to explain testing procedures.
  • Performs and documents testing. Monitors the patient throughout testing and intervenes as necessary to resolve patient needs or equipment issues.
  • Applies patient monitoring devices (EEG electrodes, EKG, EMG, EOG, airflow, respiratory effort, and oximetry) and records physiologic calibrations.
  • Collect, analyze and integrate patient information to identify and meet patient-specific needs; scores, interprets, and reports results of sleep studies.
  • Prepares, calibrates, repairs and maintains equipment required for testing. Determines and reports needed repairs/replacements.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE – Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) within 24 months – Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), FUTURE – Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) within 24 months – American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)

Work Shift:

Variable Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



3602000007 Sleep Lab

Scheduled Weekly Hours: