A sleep lab manager is someone who runs an office of a sleep lab. A sleep lab performs sleep studies on patients to help diagnose if they have any sleeping issues. Sleeping issues are becoming more and more prevalent these days, the most common of which is sleep apnea. Thus, there is a rising demand for sleep studies, and you will be the person to manage them. You will arrange appointments and oversee operations. You will be helping the polysomnography tech and the physician that runs the office (usually a board-certified sleep specialist or a neurologist).
The first requirement for this job is a high school diploma, but a bachelor's degree in science or a related field is usually required. Second is experience working in the field of medicine. You also will be required to be certified and registered by the board of registered polysomnography technologists. You must have a strong attention to detail, as the offices are getting busier and busier, due to increasing demand. You may be required to work overnight, as that's when most of the studies actually take place. You will be working in a sleep lab, but that can be located in a private building or a hospital.
Sleep Lab Manager Tasks
As a clinician, supervise staff and give technical direction with evaluation and treatment of patients.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities of the sleep lab.
Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, stay abreast of new approaches and technology.