Sleep Technologist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience and Essential criteria - Band 6
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in a career in Sleep Medicine and passionate about patient care? Do you work well in a fast paced environment? If you've got what it takes to support our mission in delivering the best patient care in sleep medicine then we've got an exciting opportunity for you!

You will be introduced to diagnostic tests such as: Home Sleep Studies, and WatchPAT. Actigraphy (3Night/4 Week), Pulse Oximetry, Polysomnography (PSG) & MSLT. The role involves the treatment of OSA. You will be trained to initiate CPAP therapy and the devices used to treat the disorder. While training to initiate CPAP you will also be introduce to the departmental processes of on-going monitoring and CPAP patient reviews.

As all staff are responsible for the ordering medical equipment and ensuring stock check is completed on weekly basis this will be discussed informally and any training with regards to ordering will also be provide.

Once you are deemed competent in the required you also will be involved in the teaching/orientation of new staff and regular audits are expected as part of this role.

Training will be done in house utilising established departmental guidelines and competencies which are based on the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines. Within 18 months of being appointed we would expect you to be signed off on all core competencies and all other competencies within 24 months.

Main duties of the job

Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Develop skills to collect, collate and accurately report patient information, maintaining complete and contemporaneous care delivery records.

Following guidelines meticulously during diagnostic tests: HSS. WPAT, Actigraphy, Pulse Ox, PSG, MSLT set ups

Following AASM guidelines and training during scoring (Analysis) of diagnostic studies

Running clinics in a timely manner as per guidelines and service requirements.

Initiating CPAP therapy. Ensuring that patients understand the purpose of the therapy. Demonstrating appropriate knowledge in relation to CPAP therapy.

Utilises effective communication skills to assist patients having queries regarding CPAP therapy and equipment, be it in person or over the telephone.

Responsible for maintaining and cleaning of EEG electrodes and PSG equipment for overnight and daytime tests. Wires up, performs patient bio - calibrations prior to patient's PSG/MSLT. Initiates, scores and prepares report for both PSGs and MSLTs as per ASSM guidelines.

Initiates Actigraphy studies as per Consultant Technologist

Manage day to day stock levels and storage appropriately and undertake stock takes as requested.

Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times and information relating to patient / users and personnel is used only in connection with authorised duties

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heartcentres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: ( )

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Develop the skills to perform comprehensive assessments of patient care needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs.
  • Develop the skills to take responsibility for the care needs of individual and groups of patients.
  • Develop the skills to collect, collate and fully accurately report patient information, maintaining accurate complete and contemporaneous care delivery records. Undertakes, screens and interprets diagnostic tests, including specialist equipment testing e.g. Embletta and WatchPAT.
  • Involve patients and carers / relatives in the planning and delivery of care.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure needs are met in relation to care input, support for ongoing care needs and safe discharge.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers / relatives.
  • Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

(Please refer to the job description/person specification for further details)

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree Level (Sleep/Science/Respiratory physiology or equivalent)
  • GCSE - Grades A to C in core subjects
  • A-Level - Core Science subjects OR Equivalent


  • Exposure to Sleep Medicine



  • Experience in Healthcare


  • Experience in Sleep Medicine/ Respiratory medicine

Role requirements


  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.
  • Ability to work late shifts (13.00 - 21.00) up to two times a week as per service requirements
  • Prioritise and manage own tasks and workload


  • Travel cross site (LRI/LGH/GH)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road



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