Arrive at the hospital/facility at least one hour prior to the scheduled surgery start time to:
Get all electrical equipment checked by the hospital Biomedical department
Briefly explain IONM procedures to the patient and family members
Collect all patient data, medical history and paperwork, and store in company IONM workflow software
Set up patient in a timely manner and discuss surgery and IONM modalities with surgeon
During Surgical Procedure:
Identify and eliminate physiological and non-physiological artifacts
Recognize normal patterns, normal variants, and abnormal patterns; understand the medical and anesthetic conditions that influence the IOM modalities; understand the clinical correlations between abnormal IOM modalities and various disease states
Communicate clearly and effectively with the surgeon
Communicate clearly with anesthesiologist and other operating room personnel
Document all relevant data in IONM workflow software
Troubleshoot equipment issues with the assistance of the remote monitoring physician and/or our IT department
After Surgical Procedure:
Safely prepare the patient for post-operative care
Assess patient post-operatively, as needed
Complete all remaining requirements for procedure in IONM workflow software
Check in with scheduling coordinator
Assist newly trained surgical neurophysiologists in field-training
Attend seminars and courses for continuing education
Observe and adhere to policies and procedures set forth by administration
Adhere to an on-call schedule
Complete and submit documentation in a timely manner
Maintain up-to-date credentials required by each hospital/facility
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, pushing, or carrying bulky pieces of equipment
Frequent travel by motor vehicle to healthcare facilities
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
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE:
Technical and employee performance reviews, from time-to-time, no less than annually.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathologic process and aseptic techniques
Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting electrophysiological tests and examination of patients
Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment (Cadwell, preferred)
Ability to interpret various electronic and neurophysiologic signals and waveforms
Ability to stand, turn, stoop among several types of equipment in an operating room suite
Ability to apply/place different types of electrodes/needles to a patient’s anatomy with precision and speed in preparation for monitoring a surgical procedure
Ability to sit for extended periods of time, while concentrating on monitoring computer screen images
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor of Science/Arts in a biology-related field
CNIM certification or CNIM-Eligible
EXCELLENT ability to communicate
Possess positive and highly communicative interpersonal skills
Look to contribute to the company’s growth
Internal Number: SNP1
About Neuro Alert
As a leading provider of customized IONM solutions, Neuro Alert has been setting the bar since 2007 for ensuring patient safety during surgeries that place the central or peripheral nervous systems at risk.
Neuro Alert has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation with zero deficits by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards.
Our mission is to speak for our patients when they can’t speak for themselves. Our “why” is to build a healthier world. We fulfill our “why” by empowering our team through care, learning, collaboration, and innovation.
We make our mark by changing and saving lives. This is what inspires us to be the best we can be every day.
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