We are seeking a Casual Time Polysomnography Technologist at Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, BC.
Days of work: Rotating, Days, Evenings, Nights
Shift times: 07:00 to 15:00, 19:00 to 07:00
This is a casual position. Casual means hours are not guaranteed and that days of work and shift times may vary. Many careers with us begin with casual employment and lead to permanent or temporary career opportunities.
How will we help you grow?
Interior Health offers excellent benefits and many opportunities to maximize your skills. We are an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you.
What will you work on?
The Polysomnography (PSG) Technologist is required to produce quality overnight sleep recordings of patients. This includes collecting information, patient data and patient history, preparing recordings for interpretation and writing reports.
Some Key Duties may include:
• Receives and prepares patients for polysomnographic studies by performing duties such as receiving requisitions from physicians, reviewing case history and assessing the nature of the problems to determine process and direct study accordingly.
• Prepares patients for studies by receiving and interviewing patient or family for pertinent medical history, explaining procedures, connecting patients to a variety of monitor devices, and monitoring patient's comfort to ensure patient is at ease while obtaining required results.
• Conducts various polysomnographic related tests involving noninvasive techniques such as electroencephalography, eletrooculography, electromyography, electrocardiography, noninvasive ventilation (CPAP and BiPAP), multiple sleep latency and respiratory tracings on patients by performing duties such as operating a variety of monitoring devices required for sleep studies, calibrating and adjusting the equipment during test processes, taking appropriate measurements from test data produced in order to demonstrate whether abnormalities exist, and ensuring that the data generated is processed to provide computerized written and graphic reports.
• Surveillance of patients during the polysomnographic study for crises intervention by methods such as observing and responding in the event of cardiac arrest or other emergency situations by methods such as initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation and informing designated staff of emergency situations in accordance with established policies and procedures.
• Formulates preliminary polysomnographic study reports to facilitate the identification of dysfunction in sleep/wake cycles, the diagnosis of breathing disorders during sleep, and the evaluation of treatment of these disorders by performing duties such as analyzing recordings according to accreditation standards, measuring numerical data, describing abnormal manifestations and other observations, and forwarding calculations/reports to physicians for use in clinical diagnosis.
• Maintains, monitors, and tests the integrity of laboratory equipment in accordance with recommended manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure safe and effective functioning through methods such as calibrating and cleaning equipment, running diagnostic applications and recording results as well as identifying malfunctioning equipment for repair. Notifies Professional Practice Leader or designate of identified repairs/issues for determination of appropriate action.
• Assists with scheduling appointments and prioritizes by clinical urgency, as required.
• Participates in quality control programs by performing duties such as identifying and troubleshooting problems and independently resolving technical difficulties in order to ensure quality service standards.
• Maintains a variety of records including patient files through methods such as gathering information, entering data into computerized databases and/or recording information into approved formats, coding and manipulating databases to generate reports, compiling statistics including analyzing trends and accounting for variances, and summarizing information into written reports as requested.
• Guides clinical experience of assigned new staff and students by monitoring progress, ensuring policies and procedures are respected; provides input to the Professional Practice Leader as requested on individual’s progress in achieving established clinical practice guidelines and standards of practice. Demonstrates technical procedures, usage of equipment, and interpretation of tests to staff including medical residents and students.
• Participates in approved interdisciplinary research and special projects in collaboration with the Professional Practice Leader and other healthcare professionals, through methods such as collecting data, summarizing information, and/or providing verbal updates for review and further analysis by principal researcher, research team and/or project coordinator.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Where are we located?
The Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre, Kelowna, is one of Canada's most popular vacation destinations and home of the legendary Ogopogo, the Okanagan’s own version of the Loch Ness Monster. With such a perfect lakeshore community, it is easy to believe that Kelowna is known to some as the Summer City. Summer smiles and glistening water year round will entice you to explore this amazing community. If you enjoy water sports - sailing, house boating, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing - you may never want to leave Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna offers a spectacular landscape of lake, mountains and parks, with a wide range of cafés, continental and ethnic restaurants and noisy nightclubs to choose from as well as unique shops and boutiques, heritage buildings and modern architecture, art galleries and museums, music and live theatre, and even a symphony and ballet.
Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer
Diploma in a healthcare discipline such as Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, or Electro-Neurophysiology Technology from an accredited institution. Eligible for certification/registration as appropriate with provincial and national certification and registration bodies. A minimum of one year recent, related experience in polysomnography or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Registration as a Polysomnography Technologist with the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (BRPT).
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.