The Neurodiagnostic Tech is an Allied health specialty for diagnosing patients with neurological disorders. Under direct supervision of the laboratory supervisor, prepares patients for and conducts neurological testing procedures to obtain data for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system in at least two of the following modalities, Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Long-Term Monitoring (CLTM), Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), Transcranial Doppler (TCD), and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM). Responsible for analyzing and summarizing results. Conforms to all laboratory policies and procedures regarding OSHA and JCAHO guidelines for universal precautions and hospital regulations. Performs other related duties are required.
Job Duties • Demonstrates the ability to perform the duties outlined for Electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologist under supervision. • Accurately takes and documents pertinent history from the patient or chart. • Sets-up patients for appropriate study, EEG, EP, NCS, TCD or IOM. . Measures/marks and accurately applies recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the International 10-20 Electrode placement system. • Performs diagnostic studies with appropriate documentation and observation of the patient. • Troubleshooting equipment and physiological artifacts, distinguishing normal from abnormal and utilizing appropriate resources to perform study. • Demonstrates responsibility for professional development and maintaining required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred - Associates degree
Required - 2 years related experience
Preferred - 3 years of experience with ability to identify all vessels of the Circle of Willis and extracranial feeding vessels. Knowledge of the central and peripheral nervous system. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathologic processes, and aseptic techniques.
Required for certified techs
Preferred for non-certified techs
RVS, RCS, R.NCS.T, R.EEG.T, R.EP.T, CLTM, or CNIM, BLS certification
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals.
Highly competent in performing multiple neurodiagnostic testing modalities
Maturity and the ability to establish good rapport with patients and staff.
Ability to work efficiently under pressure and set and prioritize.
Ability to work flexible shifts (nights, evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.).
Knowledge of basic infection control standards relating to patient and equipment, including electrodes/probes.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Internal Number: 00022331
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies.