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Sleep Lab Tech II

Department Description: The BIDMC Clinical Research Center provides the staff, environment and resources to carry out medical research studies for investigators in all clinical disciplines at BIDMC. The CRC is a resource to investigators providing excellent clinical research nursing, sleep research services, other specialized testing, a research bionutrition program, and clinical research coordination assistance. Using modern techniques of study design, data acquisition, and data analysis, research protocols are implemented, while maintaining the high standard of patient care for which the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is known. The Sleep Technician II in the BIDMC CRC supports sleep related research studies and is a night-time position.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 28621BR

Job Summary: Conducts and evaluates overnight polysonograms and a variety of sleep related physiological measurements.

Department Specific Job Responsibilities:
  1. Assists with research related routine procedures in addition to sleep procedures. Takes complete and accurate information from research participants, prioritizing and communicating information to clinical and/or research staff. May perform or assist in specimen collection and processing
  2. As requested, performs a variety of research support activities such as vital signs, EKGs, monitoring study participants, set up, utilization and take down of physiologic equipment to provide quality data collection
  3. Downloads and exports study related data. Storage of data in appropriate format to facilitate analysis. Data extraction and analysis as appropriate.
  4. Helps to train/educate and provides supervision in the field of polysomnograms to the level I Technician.
Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinates full or cardiopulmonary recordings along with monitoring CO2 for patients with all forms of sleep apnea including mixed, obstructive and central sleep apnea.
  2. Partners with the research team and physicians to monitor and document physiological responses, titrate positive airway pressure, and recognize and treat residual sleep apnea in real time.
  3. Collects and finalizes data using various ambulatory sleep recording systems (e.g., oximetry, ambulatory blood pressure, M1 and actigraphy).
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED required. Associate's degree in Healthcare related field preferred.
  2. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  3. 1-3 Years - Sleep Lab related experience
  4. BLS Certification from the American Heart Association
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Registration in EEG, Respiratory or PSG technology an asset
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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