Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 175862-1A
Date Posted: May 31, 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. Perform Home Sleep Testing (HST), downloading and cleaning of equipment. Scoring both HSTs and facility-based sleep studies. 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.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Satisfies department requirements for registration as a Polysomnographic Tech through the BRPT within defined time frame.
Scores PSG, MSLT, MWT and HST studies following all the criteria of our Sleep Disorders Center and the guidelines established in the “AASM Manual for Staging and Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events”.
Generates a comprehensive preliminary report following the department standards.
When designated, can act as team leader on their shift acting as a lead technologist with the ability to make decisions in the absence of the chief technologist, assuring the efficiency of workflow and patient safety.
Demonstrates an appreciable knowledge of all Sleep procedures performed in the department.
Troubleshoots faulty equipment and makes necessary alterations in order to continue with the study in progress.
Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients' medical problems and physiological events, especially cardiac dysrhythmias, respiratory events, and seizures.
Collects patient information by reviewing existing information in the patient’s medical record or from referring physician’s office notes. Completes the patient questionnaire and is able to recognize/identify the patients sleep/wake complaint.
Complies with department expectations pertaining to registration with the BRPT.
Continuing education – Attends sleep meetings, keeps informed on current and new technological advancements in the study of sleep medicine. Shows initiative in learning new procedures occurring in the lab.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
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.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.