Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Requisition #: ALB00399102
Salary Range: $40.96 - $52.83 per hour
Job Type: Regular Part Time
The Polysomnographic Technologist is responsible for performing polysomnographic recordings and treating patients with appropriate interventions that are used in the diagnosis of a variety of sleep disorders. The technologist works collaboratively with the patient and with members of a multidisciplinary health care team in meeting the diagnostic and therapeutic needs of the patient. The scope of practice includes: preparing patients for the polysomnogram, gathering and analyzing patient information, performing appropriate intervention and treatment, scoring polysomnographic studies and equipment management.
As a Polysomnographic Technologist, you will perform polysomnographic sleep studies with pediatric and/or adult clients/patients who are experiencing a variety of sleep disorders. You will conduct transcutaneous monitoring (arterial blood gases) and other therapeutic interventions. You will also educate clients/patients and family on sleep disorders and the use, cleaning, and maintenance of sleep related equipment and coordinate funding options for patients and families referring them to the appropriate resources. You will calibrate a variety of equipment such as oximeters, multi-channel recorders, electro and spectrographic recorder; provide ongoing technical support for equipment including phone consultations and troubleshoot specialized equipment such as CPAP and BiPAP.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Graduate of a community college or university in a related health care field (RRT,RN, etc.) Current BCLS. Minimum 3 years experience working in a related health field. Must have experience with computerized laboratory and physiological monitoring systems. Experience working with a carried patient population and performing analysis of sleep studies. Thorough knowledge of AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events and demonstrated competence in applying these rules.
Working knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory, and sleep anatomy and physiology required. Extensive knowledge of all types of sleep disorders and their relevance to patient population. Proven ability to identify sleep disorders through analysis of the sleep study. Expertise in titrations of CPAP, BiPAP, ASV, and Oxygen. Proven ability to educate other staff on these titrations.
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