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Sleep Technician (day)

Sleep Technician (day)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Sleep Technician (day).  

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging option (up to $15,900 tax-free)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance up to $2,650
  • Being part of a supportive and dedicated clinic team
  • Ongoing opportunities for professional development to keep up to date with current clinical practices in a rapidly developing arena
  • Regular social lunch events
  • Join Australia's leading respiratory and sleep research organisation
  • Easily accessible by public transport
  • Relocating to a new clinic and office space in Macquarie Park

About the role

You will be integral to providing technical and clinical support to the Clinic and Diagnostic Service, including providing diagnostic polysomnographic testing services as required, and participation in quality assurance and staff training exercises. A Polysomnography Technician performs comprehensive polysomnographic testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of the Sleep Lab Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver excellent patient care and satisfaction 
  • Proficient patient monitoring and high-quality sleep study acquisition
  • Perform day studies (multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)/ maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)/actigraphy)
  • Set-up of home ambulatory sleep studies
  • Accurate analysis and reporting of sleep studies
  • Good clinical practice, infection control and patient record management
  • Effective technical operation and maintenance of sleep study equipment

Essential Criteria 

  • Minimum of one to two years’ experience caring for patients in a sleep laboratory setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency to perform day studies and score studies (overnight polysomnography/MSLT/MWT) according to AASM standards
  • Patient data management and follow standard operating procedures 
  • Technical knowledge of sleep acquisition systems and ancillary equipment (Alice 6, GRAEL, CPAP use, TcCo2)
  • Ability to work autonomously and aid in the preparation and writing of procedures, SOPs, etc
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Working with Children check 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification

Desirable criteria

  • Registered as a Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)
  • Knowledge of infection control
  • Sleep software knowledge (G3, Sleepware, Profusion4)

Location

The role will be based at Woolcock’s current site in Glebe until ~late March 2024 after which there will be a relocation to new office premises at 2 Innovation Road, Macquarie Park (within Macquarie University precinct).

Our Vision: Improved quality of life for individuals and families affected by sleep, breathing and lung disorders. 

Our Aspiration: To maintain our world-leading research impact by translating sleep, respiratory and lung cancer research into better clinical outcomes globally.

Our Values: Respect, Excellence, Partnership, Support and Opportunity.

Apply now

If this opportunity sounds right for you, please apply promptly as we will be assessing applications as they are received. We are very keen to learn how you would add strength to our team. Please send your CV and Cover Letter to our Human Resources Team at hr@woolcock.org.au.

Please Note

The Woolcock Clinic is a private health facility, and we are following the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2022: Healthcare workers will need to have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residency Requirements

Australian citizens and permanent residents only (inc. New Zealand citizens)

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