Position Summary: The Neurodiagnostic Technologist is responsible for conducting electroneurodiagnostic procedures on the patient. This includes assessments, testing, the collection and technical interpretation of data, the completion of reports and billing forms.
Nature and Scope: Under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Manager and NeuroCare Director perform electroneurodiagnostic studies and tasks at an advanced level due to extensive job knowledge and skills normally acquired through experience and continuing education. Perform routine and complex procedures to obtain data for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system in at least one of the following modalities of Neurodiagnostics: Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Long-Term Monitoring (LTM) and cross-training for Transcranial Doppler (TCD).
Provides training and education support to other NeuroCare technologists and/or surgical neurophysiologists as needed. Gathers and documents accurate medical information and documentation. Communicates with other healthcare professionals and delivers high quality patient care.
1. Patient Setup • Explain test procedures so they are understood by the patient and any family members who are present using age appropriate guidelines. • Accurately takes and documents a pertinent history from the patient or chart. Perform one of the following END study: EEG, LTM EEG and Evoked Potentials or TCD. • Sets-up patient for appropriate study to include: patient, paperwork, room and equipment. • Measure and accurately apply recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the International 10-20 Electrode Placement System
2. END Equipment • Calibrate, evaluate and adjust equipment, optimizing recording and stimulation parameters, to acquire salient data and information. • Implement appropriate troubleshooting methods, such as adjusting sensitivity, to assure accurate recording of information. • Keep equipment clean and in proper working order, reporting malfunctions to supervisor and/or manufacturer. • Performs needed daily maintenance on equipment as required.
3. END Recording • Runs studies with appropriate documentation on study, observation of the patient, troubleshooting equipment and physiological artifacts, distinguishing normal from abnormal and utilizing appropriate resources to perform study. • Recognizes and takes appropriate action to respond to evolving patient care needs. • Demonstrates ability to apply knowledge to different testing situations to include regular participation in the on-call schedule, working independently on 2nd, 3rd and weekend shifts in the Laboratory or ICU.
4. Documentation • Accurately prepare in a timely manner, all records, files and work/technical sheet, including a technical description of the modality recorded, with emphasis on the clinical observations in order to assist the neurologists and/or designated MD with the final interpretation.
5. Additional Duties • Demonstrates proper cleaning procedures for the patient, room and equipment after each study. • Uses down time for training, cleaning equipment and reading educational materials. • Assist new Neurodiagnostic Technologists following completion of training. • Attend scientific courses and seminars for continuing education as required. • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Coordinator, Manager or Corporate staff.
Education: • Graduate CAAHEP accredited END training program or On the Job Training with minimum of One (1) to two (2) years of experience preferred.
Certifications: • Certification by ABRET i.e. REEGT, REPT, PSGT, RVT, RVS or eligible • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathologic processes and aseptic techniques. • Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting electrophysiological tests and examinations on patients. • Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment used in performing tests on patients. • Ability to interpret various electronic and neurophysiologic waveforms • Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees. • Ability to stand, turn and stoop among several types of equipment in an ICU setting. • Ability to apply different types of electrodes with precision and speed in preparation of patient recording. • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, while concentrating on monitoring in ICU environment.
Working Conditions: • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed. • The use of protective clothing such as surgical clothing, gloves, glasses and masks. • Work requires lifting supplies up to forty (40) pounds, pushing, or carrying bulky pieces of equipment. • Occasional to frequent travel for short or long distances by motor vehicle and/or air transportation to healthcare facilities located in both urban and rural areas. • Variable work schedules that may change from week to week, depending on case load, surgeon’s availability, creating situations that may require minimal notice to be available for a case. This may include working long hours without a break; working until the case is finished and the possibility of working on weekends. • May require carrying a pager or use of a cell phone for “on-call” during non-scheduled work time to cover emergency cases. • Usually working independently of other SNS Clinical Associates
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SpecialtyCare continues to grow and we’d like you to grow with us. We are the industry leader in intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services in the US—monitoring nearly 100,000 cases annually, providing IONM services to over 450 hospitals nationwide, and supporting 2,300 surgeons. With SpecialtyCare, you will be able to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients.