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Sleep Tech Trainee

Job Description

Job ID: 1198026
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Alton Memorial Hospital, in Illinois, is a full-service acute-care hospital serving patients in a seven county area. Alton Memorial offers inpatient and outpatient services including surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency care.

The sleep department performs testing to determine the sleep pattern of an individual and a resolution to poor sleep habits that affect the lives and human body


Role Purpose

A Sleep/Polysomnographic Trainee works under the direct supervision of a Registered Sleep Technologist or a Registered Respiratory Therapist after having successfully passed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (ASTEP). While in this role, the Trainee develops competency in and helps perform basic sleep testing procedures and associated interventions. They will also ensure care provided is safe, effective, developmentally and age appropriate while complying with all quality and regulatory requirements as well as quality improvement initiatives. Additionally, the Trainee will provide cleaning, processing and general maintenance of all sleep lab equipment.


  • Develop skills in collecting, analyzing and integrating patient information to identify and meet the patient-specific needs (physical/mental limitations, current emotional/physiological status regarding the testing procedure, pertinent medical/social history).
  • Develop skills in determining final testing parameters/procedures in conjunction with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
  • Learn to select appropriate equipment and calibrate for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Develop skills in the application of electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Learn to perform routine positive airway pressure (PAP) interface fitting and desensitization.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Associate's Degree


  • No Experience

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CPST

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer