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Temp part-time Registered Polysomnographer in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Job Description

Posting #: 2018-824745

Non Union

Position:  Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

Department:  CardioRespiratory/Sleep Lab

Status:   Temporary Part-time (must provide availability up to 0.5FTE) approx. 3-6 months

Hours:  Monday-Sunday -  10 hour nights - (2000-0600 - 2 nights/week) Must be available to work Sundays

 Site: OTMH

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.  We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 

Unit Profile: The Halton Healthcare Services’ Sleep Laboratory at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital provides sleep studies designed to investigate various sleep related disorders, including sleep apnea and insomnia.

The Sleep Laboratory will consist of six simulated bedrooms which have been furnished with comfortable beds and decorated to provide a home-like cozy atmosphere. Each room also has an infrared video camera and a variety of medical monitoring equipment which are connected to a state-of-the-art computerized sleep diagnostic system in the control room.

Patients coming for a sleep test are connected to a wide range of monitoring equipment and settled in for the night in one of the bedrooms. A Polysomnographic Technologist observes patients during the entire night on a monitor in the control centre while the diagnostic equipment records a wide range of data. This data is then scored, analyzed and interpreted to generate a comprehensive sleep study report

A variety of tests may be performed to evaluate possible sleep disorders, such as insomnia, hypersomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and behavior disturbances during sleep.

This is what you’ll be doing:

 


  • Explain in detail testing procedures to patients and quickly put them at ease and reduce anxiety.
  • Register patient demographics.
  • Gather and analyze patient information.
  • Assessment of patient medical history.
  • Follow procedural protocols for the proper performance of sleep testing, including CPAP Titrations, Split Studies and MSLTs.
  • Prepare, maintain and calibrate equipment required.
  • Score Sleep Study data and produce reports for physicians.
  • Adhere to strict infection and disease control protocols.

This is what you’ll need to do it:


Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.


 

  • Familiar and proficient with current Sandman Sleep Software System.
  • Must have successful completion of an accredited educational program following one of the RPSGT Eligibility Pathways. 
  • Post-secondary school graduate.
  • Must hold current Certification with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists and be a member in good standing with 5 or more years of experience.
  • Must have current BCLS and renew annually.
  • Able to accurately score and analyze sleep data in accordance with AASM guidelines for quality.
  • Competence performing various Therapeutic Titrations including CPAP, BiPap, ASV, Oral Appliances.
  • Maintain professional development and comply with the regulations, laws, and guidelines and standards.
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record. 

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centered care in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require a person with good communication skills with a clear patient focus with the ability to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Date Posted:  June 7, 2018

Internal applications due by:  June 14, 2018

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by improving the health of the community, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient safety as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via the HHS website www.haltonhealthcare.ca directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

Halton Healthcare is committed to providing accommodations [for people with disabilities].  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on HHS hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. 

HHS is a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products,   We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.