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A Lead Sleep Technologist works under the general supervision of the medical director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and out of center sleep testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. A lead sleep technologist can perform the duties defined for a sleep technologist, and is competent in all aspects of home sleep testing. Demonstrates organizational, computer, interpersonal and technical skills. Will collect, analyze, and integrate patient information to identify and meet patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional and physiological status regarding the testing procedure, and pertinent medical/social history). Determines final testing parameters and procedures in conjunctions with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols. Scores sleep and wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines. Scores clinical events, such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc. Demonstrates adherence to AASM scoring parameters of OCST; identify artifact, inadequate signals, and study failures and generate an accurate reporting. High school diploma or GED required, Associate’s in Polysomnography preferred. 5 years minimum experience as a Polysomnographic technician required. Must be an authorized Polysomnographic Technologist licensed in New York State and in good standing. Certification by a nationally recognized board and holds the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), or Sleep Disorders Specialist (SDS). Must have current CPR or BLS certification.