Beth Israel Lahey Health Sleep Technician in Peabody, Massachusetts
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Night (United States of America)
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.
Sign-on bonus $1,000 paid out in two installments, first half after 30 days and second half after 6 months.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Demonstrates an appreciable knowledge of all Sleep procedures performed in the department.
Able to perform all night sleep studies and Multiple Sleep Latency tests maintaining quality assurance between 90 – 100%.
Able to titrate CPAP/BIPAP such that a prescription could be called in the following day.
Able to administer O2 therapy independently or in conjunction with CPAP/BIPAP.
Able to troubleshoot faulty equipment and makes necessary alterations in order to continue with the study in progress.
To recognize and respond 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.
Is able to evaluate the study as it is being recorded and to write a preliminary report.
Calibrates, evaluates, and if necessary adjusts the instrument to proper technical standards in order to obtain top-quality recordings.
Recognizes artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them. Recognize and documents any abnormal clinical manifestation during the testing procedure.
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
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Registration or registry eligible is preferred
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.
As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.
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