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 ventilatory support throughout the country.
There is scope for the successful applicant will participate in the unit`s research program and co-author papers.
Extensive work experience is required in a sleep disorders service. The position is available immediately, but starting date is negotiable.
The sleep lab manager works under the direction of the unit's specialists and the main tasks are overseeing the technical aspects of the sleep disorders service including quality assurance, calibration of equipment and verification of signals, equipment safety and maintenance, and supervision and training 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 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 accreditation standards.
Extensive work experience is required in a sleep disorders service, including set up and interpretation of level 1 attended 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
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.
Informal communication and discussions are encouraged, and interested candidates should contact the following for further information:
Sif Hansdóttir Director of Pulmonology
via e-mail: email@example.com
Jordan Cunningham Director of Sleep Medicine
via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is the 10th of May 2021.
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. Foreign applicants may be eligible to pay tax on only 75% of their income for the first three years of employment under Icelandic research and innovation incentives.
Internal Number: 09809
About the National Hospital of Iceland
Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland is the leading hospital in Iceland and the largest workplace for employees in health care. It is funded by the Ministry of Welfare, supervised by the Directorate of Health and provides specialised and general care and has the capacity of approx. 700 beds.
The main role of Landspitali is threefold; service to patients, teaching and training of clinical staff and scientific research. The hospital offers diverse clinical services in outpatient clinics, day patient units, inpatient wards, critical care units, clinical laboratories and other divisions.
Its purpose is to supply health service of the highest quality, be competitive in world wide respective and it emphasizes on compassion, progress, safety and professionalism.