Sleep Lab Clinical Analyst

4 days left

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Aug 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Ref
200000X1
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Sleep Lab Clinical Analyst will provide clinical and logistical support for the Sleep Program under the general supervision of the Sleep Lab Supervisor. Administrative duties include the establishment, analysis and maintenance of the sleep lab databases, polysomnography scoring, software development, systems networking, and website design. Will provide supervision and administrative oversight of quality assurance activities, including education and evaluation of staff competency and compliance with quality assurance standards and initiatives. The Sleep Lab Clinical Analyst will serve as the liaison, coordinator, and expert resource for sleep research protocols. The Sleep Lab Clinical Analyst will maintain proficiency in all polysomnography testing procedures, participate in the orientation and evaluation of competency of technical staff, and may perform testing as staffing demands.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's degree required, degree in computer science preferred. To be eligible for this position, the applicant must also be able to demonstrate one of the following: successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis on polysomnography: OR successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one year duration, associated with a state-licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility: OR equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technician. .

Required Skills/Knowledge
Experience in Oracle, Microsoft Access, and SQL Server databases required. Programming experience in computer languages (e.g., SQL, PL/SQL, SAS, Visual Basic, Java, C++, ASP, JavaScript, and VBScript) required. Demonstrates good interpersonal and communication skills with children/families of diverse cultural backgrounds. Able to communicate effectively with physicians, clinical, and administrative staff, both orally and in writing. Must have ability to integrate basic understanding of anatomy and physiology with sleep/wake pathology. Attention to detail is critical. Must be able to work independently. Must have ability to read maps. Must have physical ability to move, lift and carry patients, lift and move equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs. Advanced level of computer skills required. Working knowledge of networking technologies required. Proficient in operation of ventilatory assistance devices and monitoring equipment.

Functional Accountabilities

Database Management
1. Develop, maintain, and update patient databases containing raw and analyzed data.
2. Perform data transactions and manipulation utilizing multi-dimensional analytical software.
3. Produce reports, charts and graphs.
4. Collaborate with vendors in the development of data analysis techniques to maximize functionality of systems.
5. Collaborate in the design and maintenance of a sleep lab website.
6. Serve as data analysis expert for technical, medical, and research staff.

Scoring and Documentation
1. Document observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results; document all studies conducted on appropriate forms.
2. Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
3. Score clinical events according to center specific protocols.
4. Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
5. Complete interpretation reports and checks for accuracy.
6. Ensure all required written documentation and all computer data entry is thorough and complete; archive patients' studies

Technical Proficiency
1. Determine final testing parameters/procedures in collaboration with the ordering physician or clinical director and laboratory protocols.
2. Set up equipment for study and CPAP according to established procedure.
3. Apply recording devices to patient and ensure the quality of data recorded according to published standards; perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments as needed.
4. Oversee and perform polysomnography, and difficult and/or unusual procedures and therapeutic interventions in accordance with established protocols and APSS standards.
5. Ensure patient safety during procedures.
6. Follow "lights out" and "lights on" procedures according to policy.

Equipment Maintenance
1. Perform routine and complex equipment care and maintenance.
2. Evaluate sleep study-related equipment and inventory.
3. Prepare and calibrate testing equipment to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
4. Clean, disinfect, and cold sterilize sleep lab equipment.

Resource
1. Serve as expert resource for other staff.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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