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Broadlawns Medical Center Polysomnography Tech (RRT/SDS) in Des Moines, Iowa

T he Broadlawns Medical Center campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, inpatient and outpatient mental health, crisis team, and community-based behavioral support services. Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to healthcare and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model.

We are a safety net hospital and our Patients are our North Star! With a dedicated staff of over 100 physicians and 1,600 employees, Broadlawns Medical Center ensures that our community has access to high quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost-effective. We provide our employees a top-rated benefits package, supportive work culture, and more! 

$5000 Sign-On Bonus!!!


The sleep technologist reports directly to the Medical Director or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including in center and out of center testing, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, comprehensive patient care and direct patient education. This person must be able to perform the duties defined for a sleep technician and able to provide oversight of other sleep center staff. The sleep technologist is credentialed in sleep technology.


  • Promotes healthy sleep hygiene practices to all patients taking into consideration each unique situation.

  • Complete the ordered study following procedure protocols to ensure collection of appropriate date.

  • Maintain equipment in proper working order by inspecting it before each test.

  • Assist with inventory control procedures. Report broken equipment per Broadlawns Medical Center policies.

  • Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make required adjustments.

  • Follow a "light's out" procedure to establish and document baseline values (body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.)

  • Perform data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct and document artifact

  • Follow a 'lights on" procedure to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeat the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on procedure for results follow up, etc.)

  • Document 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.

  • Implement appropriate interventions such as positive airway pressure, oxygen administration and any actions necessary for patient safety.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.

  • Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) using AASM standards.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to perform portable monitoring equipment preparation and data download.

  • Perform patient education and instruction appropriate for out of center sleep testing.

  • Demonstrate adherence to cleaning and disinfection procedures for all sleep related equipment.

  • Send all completed tests to the Medical Director for interpretation of results.

  • Identify areas for quality improvement and participates in departmental meetings, performance improvement projects and community education programs.

  • Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical events.

  • Support and embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with Medical Center policies and procedures.

  • Current BLS certification

  • Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to a certificate or associate degree with an emphasis in sleep technology OR successful completion of a sleep technology program.

  • Must be associated with a state licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency for all competencies required of a sleep technician

  • Certification by a nationally recognized certification board and holds either the Registered Sleep Technologists (RST), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGl), or Sleep Disorder.. Specialist (SOS) credential.

  • Hold a current license in the State of Iowa for Polysomnography or a dual license in Respiratory Therapy and Polysomnography.


  • Associates Degree in a Health related field.

  • Two years of experience in direct patient care.

  • Eighteen months experience in polysomnography testing.

  • Bilingual


    Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (Nights - 6pm-6am) - 12 Hour Shifts 


  • Retirement - IPERS 

  • Education Assistance 

  • Employee Health & Wellness 

  • PTO 

  • Free Parking

  • Health Insurance 

  • Supplemental Insurance 

  • 529 College Savings Plan 

  • And more! 

Broadlawns Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Read Carefully: This application shall remain active for 90 days. After 90 days, if you are still interested in employment at Broadlawns Medical Center, you must fill out a new application. I hereby certify that the information given by me in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand and agree that any false information, misrepresentation or omission of facts in this application and the application process may be justification for refusal to hire, or immediate termination of employment without recourse. I further understand and agree that all information furnished in this application and the application process may be verified by BMC. I further understand and agree BMC may complete a full reference and background screening of me. I authorize all employers, schools, persons and organizations, having relevant information and knowledge of my employment, work habits, character and any criminal or other relevant record, to provide it to Broadlawns Medical Center or its duly authorized representative for its use in deciding whether or not to offer me employment and specifically waive any required written notification. I hereby release such employers, schools, persons, organizations and Broadlawns Medical Center from all liability for any claims or damage which may result. I further understand that nothing contained in this employment application or in the granting of an interview is intended to create an employment contract between Broadlawns Medical Center and me for either employment or for the providing of any benefit. If an employment relationship is established, I agree to comply with the rules and regulations of Broadlawns Medical Center and further understand and agree that my employment and compensation can be terminated at any time, with or without cause or notice, at the option of either Broadlawns Medical Center or me. Further, if offered a position with Broadlawns Medical Center, I also agree to submit to a medical history and physical examination, which includes drug testing, provided by Broadlawns Medical Center and understand that my appointment is conditional on satisfactorily passing the examination prior to being placed on the job. I understand that I will be responsible for providing BMC proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps, rubella) immunity and/or immunization records at my expense prior to beginning my employment. BMC seeks to provide a healthy, comfortable, and productive work and health care environment. In the event I am hired as an employee of BMC, I acknowledge and agree to abide by the BMC's "Tobacco Free Environment" Policy. I understand that smoking or any tobacco use is strictly prohibited anywhere on the BMC campuses or vehicles. IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986: To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if you are hired, you will be required to provide documents to establish your identity and your authorization to be employed in the United States. Such documents will be required within the first three (3) business days following your hire, or upon your first work day if your employment period will be less than three (3) days. A PHOTOCOPY OF THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS VALID AS THE ORIGINAL. In signing this form, I certify that I understand all the questions and statements in this application.

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