Job Description

Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Executive Drive
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 10 hour shifts, Sunday-Saturday

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#116834 Sleep Technician - Per Diem

Extended Deadline: Tue 7/5/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/8/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/21/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the direction of Sleep Technical or Medical Director or designated physician the sleep technician will provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders that involve overnight polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient care, and education, the incumbent will perform anthropomorphic measurements and perform unattended home sleep studies.

This will include educating patients about the procedure to be performed, calibration of medical equipment, application of EEG sleep recording electrodes, and hook-up of respiratory sleep monitoring equipment. Following the sleep recording and collection of the data, the technologist will analyze the polysomnographic data with proper documentation of sleep staging, arousals, and respiratory events in accordance with accepted protocols. Assists with the operational functionality of the laboratory, from maintaining equipment to ordering and stocking supplies.


  • Successful completion of a polysomnography program, associated with a state licensed and/or Respiratory Care program.

  • Must meet the eligibility criteria for the RPSGT, RST, or RRTSDS examination, completion within one year.

  • Medical Board of California Licensure for Polysomnographic Technologist or Respiratory Care Practitioner.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.


  • Two (2) years of experience working in Sleep/Pulmonary clinics.
  • Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or two (2) years ofcollege courses in the natural sciences plus two (2) years of applicable experience; or anequivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience preparing and calibrating medical equipment required for pulmonary testing to determine proper functioning and making adjustments as needed.
  • Experience documenting 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.
  • Experience implementing appropriate interventions, including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.
  • Successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one-year duration, associated with a state-licensed and/or nationally accredited educational facility.
  • RPSGT or RST.
  • Experience dispensing and scoring of Home Sleep Apnea Tests (HST).
  • Epic/Cadence experience.
  • Experience working in a pulmonary, sleep center, or clinic.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Depending on the experience of the selected candidate will be hired at the Polysomnographer OR Sr. Polysomnographer level.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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