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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 297Q
Category: Health Care


Under general direction, conduct and score all types of sleep studies after being trained in scoring; provide an advanced level of technical expertise in sleep studies; program montages on sleep acquisition systems and troubleshoot acquisition and scoring program issues; and address issues affecting patient care delivery. Provide work direction to polysomnographic technicians and support staff.

Typical Work

Program montages on sleep acquisition systems; troubleshoot acquisition and scoring program issues;

Address environmental, equipment and engineering issues that affect patient care delivery; determine appropriate course of action including test cancellations and initiating system changes with manufacturer;

Conduct and score 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;

Provide direction to staff; adjust work schedules according to patient volumes;

Perform the work of Polysomnographic Technician II;

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.

Desirable Qualifications

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


Three years of experience conducting sleep studies in a patient care  setting including one year scoring sleep studies


Certified in CPR AND registered with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)


Equivalent education/experience

Class Specification History

New class adopted November 9, 2001.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6497); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.