Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Sleep Technician (day)

Sleep Technician (day)

About the organisation

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is Australia’s leading respiratory and sleep research organisation. The Woolcock is dedicated to investigating the causes of disease, finding better treatments, and translating our discoveries into new clinical practice. We are determined that our work creates a better life for people affected by sleep and breathing disorders.


  • Salary packaging option (up to $15,900 tax-free!!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!!
  • Being part of a supportive and dedicated clinic team
  • Regular social events
  • Become a part of Australia’s leading respiratory and sleep research organisation
  • New modern office in Macquarie Park (within Macquarie University precinct) and across the road from Macquarie Centre
  • Easily accessible by public transport:
    • Macquarie University metro station – a 400m walk away
    • Macquarie Centre bus interchange opposite the office

About the role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Sleep Technician. As a daytime Sleep Technologist, you will provide the highest quality sleep diagnostic and treatment services to adult patients, and research participants at our leading clinical sleep research centre. 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.

Duties and 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

About you

  • Minimum of 1-2 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 (GRAEL, CPAP use, TcCO2)
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • WWCC
  • Current CPR certification

Desirable criteria

  • Registered as a Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)
  • Knowledge of infection control practices
  • Sleep software knowledge (Nexus 360, Profusion)

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!

We are very keen to learn how you would add strength to our team. Please apply promptly as we will be assessing applications as they are received. Please apply by sending your CV and Cover Letter to hr@woolcock.org.au.

If you would like to find out more about Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, visit our website at https://www.woolcock.org.au/.

Residency requirements

Applicant must have valid working rights in Australia.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Sleep Technician?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?


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