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Registered Sleep Technician

City: Terrace, British Columbia

Description

Northern BC Sleep Center is operated by 0975697 BC Ltd and under the umbrella of Tranq Sleep Care is a Ministry approved Level I Sleep lab. We provide comprehensive sleep services including clinical consultations as well as overnight sleep studies, with a dedication to superior and professional patient care. Tranq Sleep Care is also dedicated to providing public education as well as sleep profession education.
Position Available:
• Title: Registered Sleep Technician (credential of Registered Polysomnographic technologist with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists)
• Format: Permanent
• Hours: Full Time (minimum workload of 30 hours a week with overtime if needed)
• Compensation: $34.95 per hour, annual vacation package (10 business days)
• Benefits: Extended medical and dental insurance coverage
• Place of work: Northern BC Sleep Center at 206-4650 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC, Canada V8G 1R6
Position requirement:
• Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a health science field or another post-secondary credential in a health science field
• At least 2 years of proven experience working as a Sleep Technician
• Registration with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
• Excellent English language skills, language of work
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent organizational skills
• CPR certified
Job Responsibilities:
• The Sleep Technologist provides comprehensive evaluation of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education.
• The Sleep Technologist identifies, and report concerns regarding all aspects of the sleep lab operation, including patient safety, in a timely manner.
• The Sleep Technologist reports to the Chief Technical Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and/or the Medical Director.
• Areas of responsibility and oversight are:
 Gather and analyze patient information.
 Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient’s specific needs and to determine final testing parameter/procedures in conjunction with the ordering Physician.
 Complete and verify documentation.
 Explain pre-testing, testing and post-testing procedures to the patient.
 Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing, following equipment manufacturer’s directions, to determine proper functioning and make required adjustments if necessary.
 Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
 Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and adjust if necessary.
 Perform positive airway pressure mask fitting.
 Follow procedural protocols such as PAP, oxygen titration and parasomnia studies to ensure collection of appropriate data.
 Follow “lights out’ procedures to establish and document baseline value (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rate, etc.)
 Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and do adjustments, if necessary.
 Document routine observation including sleep stages and critical events. Changes in procedure and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of the Polysomnographic results.
 Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.)
 Follow “lights on” procedure to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibration and instructs the patient on completing questionnaire, etc.)
 Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic intervention.
 Scores sleep/wake stage by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
 Scores clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movement, arousal etc.) according to the sleep lab specific protocols.
 Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
 The Sleep Technologist may also be required to participate in the quality assurance process and safety committee meetings.
Please apply in confidence by sending your resume to Tatiana@lawpoint.ca

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