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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 172972-1A
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2022
Category: Clinical Technician
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Position Summary: Under general supervision of the sleep center medical director (MD) and chief technologist, performs Polysomnography (PSG) to assess multiple physiologic parameters during sleep, including but not limited to EEG, EOG, EMG, EKG, and ventilation. PSG may include initiation of therapy by physician order. Guidelines for minimal technical standards have been outlined by the American Association of Sleep Medicine. The senior sleep technician acts as lead technologist when designated by the chief technologist and on shifts and on sites where the chief technologist is not present. The senior technician scores studies and generates reports following department standards.
Education: High School with additional training in sleep technology sufficient to lead to registration eligible status.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Registered Polysomnographic Tech (R PSG T) through the BRPT. BLS Required
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Understands and utilizes the basic principles of polysomnographic instrumentation, including analog and/or digital recording, ancillary DC devices, and positive airway pressure such that a study can be performed and presented for interpretation. Demonstrates leadership and team building skills. Fully competent to score sleep tests as established in “AASM Manual for Staging and Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events”.
Experience: A minimum of three year’s experience in a sleep lab.