Performs neurodiagnostic testing (EEG, Ambulatory EEG, NCV/EMG, Evoked Potentials) in accordance with the standards and protocols of the laboratory. Measures and accurately applies electrodes in a timely manner and with appropriate impedances. Documents a comprehensive patient history gathering appropriate information from patient, patient’s record, and family members including neurological symptomatology and medications. Protects patient confidentiality. Evaluates the patient for comprehension and ability to cooperate. Utilizes approved methods to improve patient cooperation/relaxation. Educates the patient and/or family about the test procedure, interacting on a level appropriate to the patient’s age and mental capacity. Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording. Recognizes artifacts (patient, instrumental or environmental) and documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact. Attends to patient needs while in the department. Ensures patient safety at all times. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate actions to take during emergency situations. Demonstrates knowledge of departmental infection control standards relating to patient equipment and electrodes. Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order. Troubleshoots equipment problems and reports to Director and Biomedical engineer. Demonstrates knowledge of neuroanatomy, physiology, basic electronics, END instrumentation, pattern recognition, and various medical and pharmacological condition that influence END procedures. Demonstrates basic computer skills. Reviews studies with staff/manager and interpreting physician and implements suggestions for quality improvement. Performs clerical duties as required to include archiving of studies and charge entry. Expands knowledge by participation in conferences, in-services and independent study. Performs other duties as assigned.
Registered Electroencepaholgraphic Technologist or other A.B.R.E.T. certification required.
Must be a graduate of an accredited Neurodiagnostic training program. Minimum of three years experience required
Internal Number: 060329
About St Mary's Health Care System
St. Mary’s Health Care System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care ministry whose mission is to be a compassionate and transforming healing presence in the communities it serves. Part of Trinity Health, St. Mary’s puts special focus on neurosciences, cardiac care, orthopedics, general medicine, general surgery, women’s and children’s health, and care for older adults. St. Mary's includes hospitals in Athens, Lavonia and Greensboro, as well as physician practices, a retirement community, outpatient care facilities, graduate medical education, and a region-wide home health care/hospice service. St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens is a certified chest pain center, a gold-plus hospital for stroke care, and was named Georgia's Large Hospital of the Year in 2006, 2010, 2015 and 2018 For more information, visit St. Mary’s website at www.stmarysathens.org.