UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8496 (SEIU Local 925 HMC Technical)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Conduct diagnostic tests to determine the origin of sleep-related disorders. This series differs from the Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist series by its specialized and sole function of conducting sleep disorder studies.

BASIC FUNCTION

Journey-level class of series.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, conduct all types of sleep studies.

TYPICAL WORK

Conduct all types of sleep studies including overnight polysomnography (multiple montages), MSLT, MWT, CPAP and Bi-level PAP titration, supplemental O2  titration, pH monitoring, and portable sleep studies;

Tabulate, interpret and communicate the outcome of studies;

Perform the work of Polysomnographic Technician 1;

Perform related duties as required.

Perform related duties as required.


LEGAL REQUIREMENT(S):

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory care, electroencephalogram diagnostics or polysomnography

AND

Two years of experience conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting

AND

Certified in CPR

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New class adopted by DOP: 11-9-2001

Civil Service Reform: New class adopted by DOP and assigned DOP code and title 297P, Polysomnographic Technician II, formerly under DOP higher education job code 6496, adopted 5-10-2007, effective 7-1-2007

SEIU-Local 925 and UW agreed to place job in stand-alone bargaining unit at Harborview Medical Center: 11-1-10

New class in SEIU Local 925-HMC Polysomnographic Tech unit: 11-1-10