Travel Polysomnography Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as a Poly Tech
By diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, polysomnography technicians help patients achieve a better quality of life, which can be deeply gratifying. As a medical traveler, you have the benefit of doing the job you love while filling in some of the spaces around the country where you’re needed. Plus, you can earn a high salary while exploring your passion for travel and living in other cities.
What does a travel polysomnography tech do?
A polysomnography technician, often known as a sleep technician or polysom tech, carries out an essential role in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. The primary responsibility of a polysomnography technician includes conducting sleep studies, wherein they monitor and record the physical and physiological data of patients during sleep. Besides these technical duties, polysomnography technicians also educate patients on sleep hygiene, offering advice and guidance to mitigate sleep issues. In essence, their role is pivotal in ensuring patients achieve healthy sleep patterns, thereby improving their overall quality of life.
Typical Polysomnography Tech Job Responsibilities:
- Setup and calibrate equipment, perform a comprehensive evaluation to pre the patient, and apply electrodes and sensors
- Monitor testing procedures and patients throughout the night, noting any abnormalities in breathing, heart rate, or behavior
- Responsible for data analysis, identifying disturbances in sleep patterns that may indicate a specific disorder
- Collaborate with sleep physicians and healthcare professionals to develop and implement treatment plans
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Sleep Tech Travel Jobs
Competitive payPoly tech travel jobs are in demand across the country, and the travel industry offers competitive compensation that allow you to work in and explore your new location.
Per diemAs a traveling sleep tech, you can receive a per diem each week. This is non taxable earnings that help you cover daily expenses, travel reimbursement and assignment housing.
CertificationsCertifications & CEU's are a must, why not help get that cost covered while being a medical traveler!
Travel lifeWhen you’re a medical traveler you get the best of both worlds. Traveling to new places and working where you want to work allows you to combine your passions and learn new skills.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a traveling sleep tech is a great way to gain experience in the career you’re aspiring to, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Fusion wants to help! We’ll find you the training you need and the financial assistance to cover the cost of licensing and certifications.
Degrees and Certifications
Licensing and certification info… where do you even start? Since degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty, compliance experts and career specialists work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the job details, a full job description, and the relevant credentials required for our polysom tech travel jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online trainings, and workplace safety exams
How do I become a travel sleep tech?
While some hospitals and clinics may offer on-the-job training, most employers prefer candidates who have completed a post-secondary education program in polysomnography. These associate degree programs, typically lasting 1-2 years, provide both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field. Upon successful completion of the program, you can become certified as a polysomnography tech. Getting certified by a recognized organization, such as the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), can enhance your employability.
What is the average salary for polysom tech travel jobs?
The average rates for a polysomnography technician salary can vary depending on experience, location, and employer. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for sleep technologists, including polysomnography technicians, was approximately $49,170.
Where are polysom tech jobs available?
Polysomnography technicians have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The most common workplace is a sleep disorders center, where technicians conduct sleep studies and work with sleep physicians to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Hospitals also typically have sleep labs, providing another avenue for polysomnography technicians to find employment. Some technicians work in private practice settings where they assist sleep physicians in a more personalized, patient-centric environment.
Do travel jobs offer benefits?
Fusion offers three Medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If traveling to the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for an assignment.