Sleep Laboratory Manager - The Department of Sleep Medicine

  • Landspítali
  • Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavík
  • 29/01/2019
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Landspítali (The National University Hospital of Iceland) is looking for an English speaking sleep laboratory manager to work in Reykjavík. The Department of Sleep Medicine has a strong research program with numerous international collaborations including the SAGIC and BOLD groups, and Reykavík`s unique position as the world`s northern-most capital city provides a fascinating set of challenges for sleep and circadian disorders. Clinically, the service provides diagnostic and treatment services for all of Iceland covering the full range of sleep disorders, and ventilator care for patients requiring long term support.

Helstu verkefni og ábyrgð DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Under direction of specialist medical staff, manage the technical aspects of the sleep disorders service including quality assurance, calibration of equipment and verification of signals, equipment safety and maintenance, and supervision, training and rostering of scientific staff. The role will also involve the scoring of PSG, MSLT, and HSAT studies and working with medical and nursing staff to optimize PAP therapies.

The service aims to achieve ESRS accreditation as a Sleep Medicine Centre, and the sleep lab manager will have a key role in developing the lab manual, quality management system, audit processes and ongoing staff education programs in order to achieve this standard.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will participate in the unit`s research program and co-author papers.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Under direction of specialist medical staff, manage the technical aspects of the sleep disorders service including quality assurance, calibration of equipment and verification of signals, equipment safety and maintenance, and supervision, training and rostering of scientific staff. The role will also involve the scoring of PSG, MSLT, and HSAT studies and working with medical and nursing staff to optimize PAP therapies.

The service aims to achieve ESRS accreditation as a Sleep Medicine Centre, and the sleep lab manager will have a key role in developing the lab manual, quality management system, audit processes and ongoing staff education programs in order to achieve this standard.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will participate in the unit`s research program and co-author papers.

Hæfnikröfur ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
» Minimum of 2 years experience in a sleep disorders service, including set up and interpretation of polysomnography according to AASM standards for both diagnostic and titration studies
» Tertiary degree in biological or physical sciences
» Completed Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or equivalent
» Experience in sleep disorders service quality management practices
» Good English skills, both written and verbal
» Trained in Basic Life Support

DESIRABLE SELECTION CRITERIA:
» Experience in sleep disorders service management
» Experience in preparation for accreditation with ESRS, AASM, ASA/NATA or equivalent
» Experience in sleep research
» Willingness to learn Icelandic

ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
» Minimum of 2 years experience in a sleep disorders service, including set up and interpretation of polysomnography according to AASM standards for both diagnostic and titration studies
» Tertiary degree in biological or physical sciences
» Completed Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or equivalent
» Experience in sleep disorders service quality management practices
» Good English skills, both written and verbal
» Trained in Basic Life Support

DESIRABLE SELECTION CRITERIA:
» Experience in sleep disorders service management
» Experience in preparation for accreditation with ESRS, AASM, ASA/NATA or equivalent
» Experience in sleep research
» Willingness to learn Icelandic

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FURTHER INFORMATION:
Submissions should include confirmed diploma transcripts, a confirmation by a previous employer regarding previous work, a full CV and a list of contacts for references and other relevant information. We will review applications as they arrive. The position is available immediately, but starting date is negotiable.

Informal communication and discussions are encouraged, and interested candidates should contact: Þórarinn Gíslason Chief of Sleep Researchers via e-mail: thorarig@landspitali.is and/or Jordan Cunningham Pulmonology specialist via e-mail jordan@landspitali.is for further information.

Application deadline is 4th February 2019.

The National Hospital of Iceland is a university hospital providing service to patients, teaching and training for clinical staff and active in scientific research. The hospital offers diverse clinical services in outpatient clinics, inpatient wards and clinical laboratories. The hospital`s support services provide a range of services related to human resources, finance, information technology and operations. At the hospital there is an Employees Association that offers discounts on goods and services for staff and rents out cottages and apartments in various locations around Iceland. The hospital encourages a healthy lifestyle among staff, by offering free exercise on-site, a healthy selection in canteens, as well as supporting sustainable and healthy commuting options.

Starfshlutfall 100% Umsóknarfrestur 04.02.2019 Nánari upplýsingar Þórarinn Gíslason, thorarig@landspitali.is, +354-824 5727 LSH Svefnrannsóknir Fossvogi 108 Reykjavík