The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) . The Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) will function in Medicine Service. The duties of the Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) include: Understands the indications for use, therapeutic effect and possible complications of all respiratory therapy medications, treatments and devices used in sleep medicine, especially those used to manage sleep disordered breathing. Scores both in-patient and outpatient sleep studies (PSG, portable, actigraphy and autotitration). Performs diagnostic and therapeutic sleep studies. Maintains on-going documentation of care/treatment provided in the sleep disorder program. Communicates and collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of patient care. Responsible for coordinating all day shift personnel in the Pulmonary Section involving care of the sleep disorders patient. This includes the sleep cpap/bipap technician and administrative involved in the Sleep Disorders Center. All problems and/or issues regarding the staff will be brought to the attention of the Coordinator of the Pulmonary Section Prepare recommendations regarding outstanding or sub-optimal performance of individuals within the Pulmonary Section regarding the management of the sleep disorders patient. Assists the Coordinator/ Pulmonary Section in providing orientation, in-service and staff development programs for the respiratory therapists relating to sleep disorders for both diagnosis and treatment of the sleep apnea patient. Serves as a resource to medical, nursing and related disciplines throughout the hospital in matters pertaining to sleep disorders as approved by the Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Program at VAMC. Serves as a resource in educating patients on proper administration of all therapeutic intervention of sleep disorders, including but not limited to cpap, bipap and oxygen usage in the context of treatment of sleep disorders. Works with the Medical Director of the Sleep Laboratory regarding quality measures relating to scoring of all sleep studies. Set up and monitor quality of the sleep studies as directed by the Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Program Maintains and stocks an inventory of all supplies used in the sleep lab for overnight studies and will inform the Coordinator whenever shortages occur. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00a to 4:30p Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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