Dawson Creek Sleep Center operated by 0975697 BC Ltd and under the umbrella of Tranq Sleep Care is a Ministry approved Level I Sleep lab. We provide comprehensive sleep services including clinical consultations as well as overnight sleep studies, with a dedication to superior and professional patient care. Tranq Sleep Care is also dedicated to providing public education as well as sleep profession education.
Hours: Full Time (minimum workload of 30 hours a week with overtime if needed)
Compensation: $34.95 per hour, annual vacation package (10 business days)
Benefits: Extended medical and dental insurance coverage
Place of work: Dawson Creek Sleep Center at 3-829 103 Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC, Canada V1G 2G2
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a health science field or another post-secondary credential in a health science field
At least 2 years of proven experience working as a Sleep Technician
Registration with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
Excellent English language skills, language of work
Ability to work independently
Excellent organizational skills
· The Sleep Technologist provides comprehensive evaluation of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education.
· The Sleep Technologist identifies, and report concerns regarding all aspects of the sleep lab operation, including patient safety, in a timely manner.
· The Sleep Technologist reports to the Chief Technical Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and/or the Medical Director.
· Areas of responsibility and oversight are:
Ø Gather and analyze patient information.
Ø Collect, analyze and integrate patient information in order to identify and meet the patient’s specific needs and to determine final testing parameter/procedures in conjunction with the ordering Physician.
Ø Complete and verify documentation.
Ø Explain pre-testing, testing and post-testing procedures to the patient.
Ø Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing, following equipment manufacturer’s directions, to determine proper functioning and make required adjustments if necessary.
Ø Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
Ø Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and adjust if necessary.
Ø Perform positive airway pressure mask fitting.
Ø Follow procedural protocols such as PAP, oxygen titration and parasomnia studies to ensure collection of appropriate data.
Ø Follow “lights out’ procedures to establish and document baseline value (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rate, etc.)
Ø Perform Polysomnographic data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and do adjustments, if necessary.
Ø Document routine observation including sleep stages and critical events. Changes in procedure and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of the Polysomnographic results.
Ø Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention such as continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure, oxygen administration, etc.)
Ø Follow “lights on” procedure to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process (repeats the physiological and instrument calibration and instructs the patient on completing questionnaire, etc.)
Ø Oversees and performs difficult and unusual procedures and therapeutic intervention.
Ø Scores sleep/wake stage by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
Ø Scores clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movement, arousal etc.) according to the sleep lab specific protocols.
Ø Generates accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Ø The Sleep Technologist may also be required to participate in the quality assurance process and safety committee meetings.