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Job Title:
Polysomnograph Technologist

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Regional Medicine Program
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: St. Clare's

Polysomnograph Technologist (REVISED)(REPOST)
St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
Medicine/Ambulatory Care Program - Neurology
(Diagnostic Neurophysiology)
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours70 bi-weekly (8 hour shifts; evenings, weekends)
SalaryLX-29 $31.17- $39.53 per hour
Competition Number2019006707
Posted Date19 June 2020
Closing DateOpen Until Filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Polysomnography Technologist reports to the Division Manager, Medicine/Ambulatory Care (Neurology) and is involved in the advanced technical, diagnostic and therapeutic work in the performance of provincial clinical Polysomnography and Diagnostic Neurophysiology. Work involves extensive monitoring and clinical management of patients for a period of eight (8) to twelve (12) hours in a specialized sleep laboratory. Formulation of a detailed analysis of data retrieved from both overnight polysomnogram and daytime multiple sleep latency studies is an essential component of sleep physiologist's clinical report.

The incumbent prepares patients for evaluation by reviewing referrals, reviewing existing patient records, interviewing patients, and explaining procedures. The incumbent will perform overnight polysomnographic studies incorporating the use of audio-visual equipment and sophisticated computerized monitoring equipment to recognize and record significant clinical and physiological events. The Polysomnograph Technologist reviews polysomnographic records and provides a sleep scoring analysis of sleep stages and events, which includes quantification of sleep EEG's, EKG's, respiratory and movement parameters. The incumbent also assists in the direction and implementation of clinical and research protocols by developing, organizing and revising computer patient database. Performs other related duties as required.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Work demands occasionally result in considerable fatigue requiring periods of rest.
Occasionally lifts and moves objects less than 10 lbs., and required to push and pull portable equipment over 50 lbs.
Occasionally uses physical balance and handling to assist patients in and out of bed during sleep studies Occasionally required to work in awkward and cramped positions and confining spaces.
Regularly, stands and walks when greeting patients or setting up equipment for procedures. Constantly, when performing procedures, sits in confining work positions where there is limited ability to move about, as they operate equipment and monitor and analyze video displays on a screen.
Occasionally uses gross motor skills.
Constantly uses fine motor skills.
Visual concentration is required for proper data acquisition on a computer screen in dark rooms.
Auditory concentration is required to listen to what a patient is saying; to hear specific and unique auditory sounds associated with sleep disorders/abnormalities, and to listen for alarms/monitors on equipment.
Repetition requiring alertness is required when performing similar procedures for extended periods.

Job Qualifications
Successful completion of a Polysomnography Technology program at an accredited teaching laboratory or completion of a formalized program in either Diagnostic Neurophysiology or Respiratory Therapy is required.
Experience in Polysomnography, Diagnostic Neurophysiology or Respiratory Therapy is required.
Certification with the American Board of Polysomnographic Technologists is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

Open to external applicants.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.