An exciting range of career opportunities exists in our expanding clinical research organisation. MAC Clinical Research provides specialist diagnostic patient services, and manages clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. We are seeking to appoint and experienced Sleep Technologist for our sleep laboratory at our clinical research centre in Liverpool, UK.
FOCUS OF THE JOB:
- The sleep technologist is to perform and evaluate routine and specialized overnight polysomnograms (PSGs), Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLTs), and to ensure patient safety.
- Major duties include calibrating equipment, attaching sensors to patients, performing bio-calibration, monitoring laboratory equipment, and observing the patients while they sleep.
- Perform comprehensive polysomnographic testing, analysis, and associated interventions, under the general oversight of a clinician.
Education, Qualifications, Training and Experience
- Polysomnography experience is required.
- Demonstrated ability to score 30 second epochs.
- CPR Certification.
- Basic computer skills.
- RPSGT certification.
- Experience in sleep recording instrumentation and scoring techniques.
- Comfortable working with clinical research populations.
- Prior phlebotomy experience and certification preferred.
- Required to work flexible hours including nights and/or days as patient scheduling indicates.
RESPONSIBILITIES (including staff):
- The technologist should follow laboratory protocols and policies for emergency situations as well as policies and procedures for reporting of non-emergency situations related to facilities, medical record, engineering, etc.
- The Technologist will work independently within their scope of practice and as a team member to ensure the smooth operation of the Sleep Lab.
- Reviews patient history, physical information, medications, procedure requests and study protocols. Completes and verifies documentation.
- Provides patient education, communicates procedures to patient and answers questions in order to ease apprehension and produce comfort and cooperation.
- Prepares and calibrates equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning. Applies electrodes and sensors according to policy and procedure.
- Performs appropriate physiologic calibrations and adjustments. Performs positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
- Follows procedural protocols to ensure accurate polysomnographic data acquisition. Identifies and reports signal abnormalities.
- Documents routine observations, including sleep stages, clinical events, procedural changes and other significant events in order to facilitate interpretation and scoring of polysomnography results.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of all age groups.
- Complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures regarding safety and infection control issues.
- Disinfects and performs preventative maintenance on equipment according to established protocols.
- Troubleshoots equipment issues and reports malfunctions to management.
- Answer telephone calls, deal with simple enquiries or pass on to another member of the sleep team as appropriate.
- Ensure accurate documentation of patient records and that clinical and research results are accurately recorded and backed up.
- Assist with the accurate filing of correspondence and test reports.
- Maintain up-to-date information on the laboratory databases to ensure all new referrals are entered on to the system in a timely manner, that all appointments are up to date and that any changes to appointments are registered on the system in a timely manner.
- Assist other members of the team in the booking and coordination of sleep studies.
- Assist with monitoring the maintenance of stock levels of spare sleep monitoring sensors and sleep study consumables.
- Order stock as necessary and validate goods delivered against the delivery note and original order to identify any errors.
- To be responsible for health and safety policies in the laboratories.
- To be responsible for the maintenance and routine checking of the resuscitation trolley Management
- Help manage the day-to-day running of the sleep laboratory in collaboration with the other sleep laboratory staff.
- Be responsible for the supervision of Trainee staff when required.
- Efficient time management of self, and in relation to other laboratory staff.
- Compliance with MAC health and Safety policy
- Compliance with MAC policy on equality and diversity
- To maintain professional qualifications required for the role, including continuous personal development
- To work to the requirements of SI 2004 no 1031 and amendments thereof, which includes Good Clinical Practice
- To work according to MAC SOPs, guidelines and policies
- To work according to current data protection standards and practice good information management. Maintenance of strict confidentiality of patient and business related data.
- To maintain a high level of initiative and personal responsibility, liaising appropriately with team members and managers to ensure your job role is efficiently carried out.
- To support the aims of MAC and to represent MAC appropriately in a professional way to all our customers.
PHYSICAL, WORK ENVIRONMENT, TRAVEL DEMANDS:
- To participate in a flexible shift pattern incorporating 11.5 hour night shifts, 7.5 hour day shifts, weekend shifts, Bank Holidays or long day shifts when required.
- Willingness to travel between sites and to participate in inter-site meetings.
- MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates, with a desire to fulfil their full potential. You will be working with an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.
Salary: Competitive + Negotiable £
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017
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