Sleep Technician - 30hrs/week - Nights

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 176305-1A
Date Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Category: Clinical Technician

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Job Description

Welcome To

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 a sleep center clinical director (MD, DO, or PhD.) who provides the subsequent interpretation on the studies, 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 Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the American Society of Sleep Medicine.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Demonstrates an appreciable knowledge of all Sleep procedures performed in the department.

 

  1. Able to perform All Night Sleep studies and Multiple Sleep Latency tests maintaining quality assurance between 90 – 100%.

 

  1. Able to titrate CPAP/BIPAP such that a prescription could be called in the following day.

 

  1. Able to administer O2 therapy independently or in conjunction with CPAP/BIPAP.

 

  1. Able to troubleshoot faulty equipment and makes necessary alterations in order to continue with the study in progress.

 

  1. To recognize and respond appropriately to patients medical problems and physiological events, especially cardiac dysrhythmias, respiratory events, and seizures.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Is able to evaluate the study as it is being recorded and to write a preliminary report.

 

  1. Calibrates, evaluates, and if necessary adjusts the instrument to proper technical standards in order to obtain top-quality recordings.

 

  1. Recognizes artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them.  Recognize and documents any abnormal clinical manifestation during the testing procedure.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities.

 

  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

 

  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

 

  1. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

 

  1. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

 

  1. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

 

  1. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

 

  1. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

 

  1. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Registration or registry eligible is preferred. 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.

Experience:    A minimum of one year’s experience in a sleep lab.

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About Us

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.