VA Boston Healthcare System exists to serve the veteran through the delivery of timely quality care by staff who demonstrate outstanding customer service, the advancement of health care through research, and the education of tomorrow's health care providers.
The Polysomnographic technologist has multiple clinical and technical responsibilities. The majority of these functions will be performed as a Special Assignment to the Bedford Veterans Administration Site within VISN 1 under the direction of the Boston Healthcare System. The responsibilities at this location will include, but not limited to, managing the Home Sleep Study Program, Establishes and maintains CPAP Compliance Monitoring Program, as well as providing a Sleep Clinic Support for equipment, education and any other related issues that arise to meet the patient's needs.
In this Sleep Polysomnographic Technologist position, the technologist will be responsible for support of the Sleep Medicine program located at the VA Bedford, interfacing with physicians, patients, Medical Administration Service, and Prosthetics Service as described above, while maintaining coordination with the VA Boston Sleep Medicine program. While there will be remote oversight from the Chief Polysomnography Technologist at the VA Boston, and part-time on-site supervision from a VA Boston Sleep Medicine physician, this position will require a great deal of independent decision-making.
The Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) is responsible for patient education regarding sleep apnea, sleep testing, and use of positive airway pressure devices to treat sleep apnea and for conducting, scoring, reporting, and assuring the high quality of all sleep studies (predominantly Home Sleep Apnea Tests, but also PSG and MSLT/MWT, as needed).
Familiarity with CPAP therapy, interfaces, mask fitting, compliance download and review.
In-depth knowledge of sleep architecture, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiorespiratory system
Knowledge of medication effects on sleep, the physiological and behavioral aberrations associated with sleep/arousal pathology, and be capable of rapid interpretation of electroencephalographic, electro-oculographic, electromyographic, electrocardiographic, and respiratory tracings so as to be able to intervene appropriately during a study
A great ability for independent work since usually works alone
Ability to exercise substantial clinical judgment initiating therapy
Additionally the technologist is tasked with quality oversight and sleep equipment maintenance
Citizen of the United States
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Salary Range of $54,812 to $71,259 per year based on experience, education and qualifications.
VABHS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Come join The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), named among the Top Places to Work in 2011 by the Boston Globe. As New England's premier referral center for Veterans' healthcare, VABHS has strong and longstanding affiliations with top universities such as Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Our medical center campuses are located in Brockton, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury with quick access to the heart of the city.