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SIDRA4392 - Technologist II - Pediatric Polysomnographer (Sleep Lab)

Department: Pediatrics Div
Division: Pediatrics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

DEPARTMENT/BRANCH PROFILE:

Our Sleep center consists of a 6 bed state of the art Sleep Disorders center with out of center sleep testing (OCST) serving Qatari, non-Qatari and international children with a variety of sleep disorders. Our experienced staff will operate within a blended model of care supported by world class technology and will work collaboratively to secure wellness, optimizing patient/family outcomes to contribute to Sidra’s reputation as an international Academic Medical center. Clinical research focused on education, quality improvements and a culture of patient and family safety will be used to inform and guide best practice standards.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Technologist II - Pediatric Polysomnographer performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing, analysis, and associated interventions on neonate to adolescent patients under the general supervision of the Pediatric Sleep Disorder Center Manager and the Medical Director (MD). The Technologist II performs Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities of both inpatient and outpatient Sleep testing while ensuring compliance with AASM and Qatar National Standards. The Technologist II leads the development of protocols and policies related to medical devices, as well as trains and orients staff in approved use and utilization of the devices.  The Technologist II is an advanced practitioner in Pediatric Polysomnography and is responsible for the performance of complex procedures and studies.

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
       
    • Contributes to the delivery of departmental goals, through personal effort in own work area

    • Makes recommendations to the Manager - Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab regarding improvements in processes that impact the center operations and positively affect the results of the department

    • Performs Polysomnography studies, both overnight and daytime, on patients of all ages from neonates to adults in accordance with scientific best practice standards

    • Presents data to ensure operational effectiveness and performance

    • Maintains the highest levels of compliance and excellence in client services

    • Performs therapeutic titration of non-invasive, bi-level or CPAP devices and/ or supplemental oxygen

    • Performs advanced polysomnography data analysis, scoring and produces relevant reports

    • Performs professional interventions to critical clinical events during monitoring per protocol

    • Participates as required in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of Sleep center staff

    • Assists in the provision of technical leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives

    • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities of the sleep center in line with standards as set out by the American Academy of Sleep medicine (AASM), European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), and Qatar National Standards

    • Evaluates patient care processes and clinical information systems to ensure standardized assessment, diagnosis, outcomes, planning, implementation, and evaluation

    • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care

    • Participates and provides input for staff evaluations for junior & new staff prior to completion of probationary period and ongoing

    • Under the direction of the Manager - Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab ensures adherence to the AASM, ESRS, and Qatar National Standards to ensure a safe, professional, and Evidence Based clinical service for patients, staff and visitors

    • Assists in ensuring regular Utilization Review of patient billing and consumption of departmental consumables

    • Establishes and maintains working relationships and solicits input from all participating healthcare stakeholders to ensure optimal patient care

    • Leads the development of protocols and policies related to medical devices and efficient use of the same

    • Trains staff and assists in orientation on effective utilization of medical devices

    • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching, training, raising public awareness, and facilitating patient support groups related to sleep disorders where required

    • Participates in commissioning activities as required and fosters good public relations for Sidra

    • Integrates ethical considerations and processes in all areas of planning, service activation, and operations

    • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

    • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

    In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS - SELECTION CRITERIA:
  • Female applicants preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Healthcare field
  • 5+ years recent experience demonstrating technical expertise in the Pediatric Polysomnography in a sleep center
  • Demonstrated competence with Quality Assurance Programs of sleep centers
  • Experience with clinical Information systems as an end user
  • Current registration as Polysomnography Technologist RPSGT, CPSGT or equivalent
  • Licensed/ Registered in Country of Origin
  • Eligible for license in State of Qatar
  • BLS certified
  • Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (BRPT)
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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