Sleep Laboratory Technician

Sleep Laboratory Technician

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible for performing routine polysomnograms for patients who have been diagnosed with a sleep and/or wake disorder.

Education / Qualification Required:

Associate’s degree (minimum two (2) year curriculum) from an accredited training program as a Neurophysiology Technologist is required, or a BSc in Respiratory Therapy or equivalent

Experience:

Minimum two (2) years of experience in an acute-care/tertiary hospital.
Experience in Sleep Studies is a must

License:

Current and clean medical license to practice in country/state of origin
Registration by the American Association of Polysomnographic Technologists, or Registration with NMRC or Canadian CRST Board is required

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Interviews patient to assess current condition and explains the procedure
Sets-up and calibrates data acquisition system and appropriate ancillary equipment
Performs polysomnogram and monitors and changes the patient’s body position or environment as needed to obtain the required sleep and/or wake data
Performs positive airway pressure titration studies and scores polysomnographic studies
Collaborates with physicians to monitor patients and maintain a database for the purposes of research
Monitors ongoing quality assurance for scoring polysomnographic competency of data acquisition
Maintains patient safety at all times
Maintains equipment in clean operating condition
Disinfects and sterilizes appropriate equipment electrodes and transducers