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Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services

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Position: Sleep Technologist
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Internship
Place of Work: South Gonder, Amhara Region - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Your Opportunity:

We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Registered Respiratory Therapist or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist for the position of Sleep Technologist at the South Zone Sleep Laboratory in sunny, Lethbridge, Alberta. Nestled in the heart of southern Alberta, Lethbridge is a hidden gem that offers an unparalleled blend of urban vibrancy & natural beauty. Lethbridge offers breathtaking scenery, a thriving cultural scene, a strong sense of community, affordable living, a strong economy, & countless indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. Lethbridge is not just a place to live, but a place to thrive. As a Sleep Technologist at the South Zone Sleep Laboratory, you will have the opportunity to participate in the diagnosis of sleep disorders and the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. You will perform overnight diagnostic sleep studies and initiate & titrate positive airway pressure therapy. You will be expected to contribute to the education of patients, students, and staff, participate in department and/or service area process improvement, and maintain professional practice. To optimize the delivery of safe, quality patient care you will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: ability to be self-directed and exercise independent decision-making and critical thinking, ability to work under pressure, ability to effectively resolve conflict, ability to interact collaboratively and positively with staff, students, physicians, patients and their families using the principles of patient and family-centered care. Current rotation for this position includes 10-hour night shifts. Registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta and/ or RPSGT designation and registration with the Board of Polysomnography Technologists is a requirement for this position.

Description:

As a Sleep Technologist, under the 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 the sleep study process to clients/patients. You will conduct transcutaneous monitoring (arterial blood gases) and monitor the 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 families 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.

Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Registered Nurse program. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) Certificate. Registered with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CRTA), College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), and College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Current registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta and/ or RPSGT designation and registration with the Board of Polysomnography Technologists. Basic Life Support- Health Care Provider.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants with both RRT and RPSGT designation preferred. Previous experience performing Level 1 polysomnographic studies is preferred.