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Polysomnographic Technologist WWGS, Respiratory Therapy - BC Children’s Hospital
Polysomnographic Technologist WWGS, Respiratory Therapy
BC Children’s Hospital
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
The Polysomnographic Technologist performs routine respiratory care and polysomnograms for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep/arousal disorders in accordance with established policies, procedures, clinical pathways and professional standards.
What you'll do
- Perform full polysomnography studies and detailed respiratory assessments as defined by the standards committee of the Canadian Sleep Society and the Canadian Thoracic Society.
- Receive and prepare patients for polysomnographic studies by performing duties such as receiving requisitions from physicians, reviewing patient case history and assessing the nature of the problems to determine process and initiates sleep study accordingly.
- Interview patient and family, explains procedure, prepares patient for study procedures, connect patient to a variety of monitoring devices, and monitor patient’s comfort throughout the procedure.
- Conduct various polysomnographic related tests involving non-invasive techniques such as electroencephalography, electroculography, electromyography, electrocardiography, multiple sleep latency and respiratory tracings on patients.
- Operate a variety of sleep study monitoring devices, calibrate and adjust equipment throughout study.
- Keep close surveillance on patient’s cardio-respiratory status throughout the polysomnographic study which might require medical intervention.
- Formulate and generate preliminary computerized and graphic polysomnographic study reports from collected data. To facilitate the identification of dysfunction in sleep/wake cycles, the diagnosis of breathing disorders during sleep, and the evaluation of these disorders.
What you bring
- Diploma in a health care discipline such as respiratory therapy or electroneurophysiology technology from an accredited institution.
- Certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT™).
- One year’s related experience in sleep study work or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
You also have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines and function efficiently despite interruptions and workload fluctuations.
- Collaborate effectively with all team members.
- Think critically.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to operate all pertinent respiratory related equipment.
- Carry out the duties of the position.
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Casual
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Monday to Saturday; Other; 1830-0646, 0630-1846 as per clinic needs
Requisition Number: CAS-134968
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.