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Internal Number: 180529
n accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Supervisor, and receiving clinical direction from the Medical Director, performs a wide range of diagnostic tests and treatment of patients with various sleep/wake disorders. Performs artifact free overnight recordings of numerous sleep/wake physiologic parameters in order to provide data for interpretation by a physician.
Skills And Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of Sleep Laboratory testing and equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge of normal cardio-respiratory, neurological and sleep physiology.
Proven interest and aptitude in technical aspects of Polysomnography.
Ability to integrate these technical aspects with knowledge of sleep and respiratory-cardiac pathophysiology.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and all levels of laboratory and hospital personnel.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Ability to maintain vigilance in a non-stimulating environment for several continuous hours, without break, during the night.
Ability to assimilate data from several sources and anticipate initiation of care in accordance with protocol.
Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment, including a computer utilizing a variety of software.
Certification with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and/or certification with the Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalograph Technologists Inc.(CBRET) and registration or registry eligible with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Registration with the BRPT is expected within two years of job acceptance.
Graduation from a recognized program in Respiratory Therapy and/or Electroneurophysiology Technology (ENTP); demonstrated knowledge of Sleep Lab computer applications and recording and monitoring equipment; and 2 years recent, related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
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