Job Summary The Sleep Lab Manager is responsible for the following:
Drives the health and safety of the sleep lab staff, patients, and visitors. Works closely with providers to ensure that the Sleep Lab is aware of and prepared for specific patient needs. Monitors and maintains compliance with regulatory requirements.
The manager develops training, communication and feedback loops to keep the workforce engaged and educated, while keeping with department goals and budgets, and maintaining staff work schedules. Plans and arranges staff in-service and continuing educational programs.
Plans for future sleep laboratory growth, develops strategy and provides vision. Measures and tracks patient care volumes and identifies trends and new strategic opportunities. Recommends new clinical and technical programs and changes to the unit's processes and procedures.
Develops and presents budgets and timelines to propose updates to procedures. Implements approved changes to strategic and operational procedures to ensure that unit activities, processes and goals are aligned with patient care needs of the Center.
Evaluates and recommends changes or modifications in space usage to improve work flow and promote efficient use of space. Participates in facility design, program implementation, evaluation documentation and rate development for approved new programs and procedure changes.
Ensures that supplies are stored and rotated in accordance with hospital/department procedures including established par levels. Analyzes patient volume trends to ensure that supply volume is aligned with patient volume trends. Collaborates with Supply Chain to develop supply strategies including rapid delivery and supply interruption contingency strategies.
Participates in department continuing education including participating as an instructor in the END Technology Training Program. Trains and teaches technical staff and other clinical staff. Communicates principle/ theory to sleep physicians and other professional staff. Contributes to department continuing education.
Participates in, and manages all Sleep Center research projects involving Sleep Studies, working in conjunction with the research administrators.
Performs sleep scoring and study monitoring and complex intraoperative procedures as needed. Performs Mask fittings, and Laboratory Desensitization efforts. Confirms medical history from patient/families to identify and meet patient-specific needs such as physical/mental limitations, current physiological status regarding the testing procedure, and to determine final testing, parameters in conjunction with the Sleep Laboratory protocols.
Maintains knowledge of current professional trends and practices through participation in professional organizations and attendance at conferences, workshops and other continuing education programs.
The Sleep Lab Manager must have the following:
Associate's degree from a recognized sleep program.
Four years of clinical sleep lab experience.
Two years' experience in a clinical setting, supervising a Sleep Laboratory, is preferred.
Successful completion of national board examinations associated with practice administrated by the Board of Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is required.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.