Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Requisition #: ALB00399128
Salary Range: $38.39 - $49.34 per hour
Job Type: Casual/Relief
The Sleep 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 with 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 Sleep Technologist, under general supervision of a Polysomnographic Technologist you will perform polysomnographic recordings for sleep studies including EEG, EOG, EMG, EKG. Oximetry and Respiratory Effort. You will obtain relevant patient information and explain sleep study process to clients/patients. You will conduct transcutaneous monitoring (arterial blood gases) and monitor client's progress applying appropriate therapeutic interventions if required. You will document clinical manifestations including abnormalities, calibrations, artifact interventions and treatments. You will also educate clients and family on sleep disorders and the use, cleaning and maintenance of equipment. You will calibrate a variety of equipment such as oximeters, multi-channel recorders, electro and spectrographic recorders.
Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse program. Blood Glucose Monitoring (BGM.) Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) Certificate. Registered with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA.)
Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum 2 years experience working in a related health field. Extensive knowledge of all types of sleep disorders and their relevance to patient population. Experience titrations of CPAP, BiPAP, ASV, and Oxygen. Ability to identify sleep disorders through the analysis of the sleep study.
Working knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory, and sleep anatomy and physiology required. Proven ability to identify sleep disorders through analysis of the sleep study. Proven advanced problem-solving abilities. Strong patient assessment and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment and to interact positively and in an professional manner with staff, physicians, patients and other visitors to the Sleep Laboratory.
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