Perform EEG testing including routine EEG exams, EEG in the intensive care unit, and cerebral silence readings in adult patients. Perform measurement to ensure accurate electrode placement. Ensure appropriate impedance testing.
Collect information on the patient's history, current medications, and a description of current seizures for the technical report.
Recognize the effects of certain diseases and medications on wave form variability. Recognize and respond to seizures.
Maintain clean equipment and perform minor repairs. Maintain and order supplies as necessary to perform job.
Perform quality assurance monitoring with the supervising neurologist on a regular basis.
Complete appropriate paperwork for each patient including those required for department statistical and billing purposes.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
The job is typically required to perform work through eye/hand/foot coordination most of a normal workday.
II. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Demonstrates a specialized level of knowledge and thorough understanding of the practices/procedures related to:
A. Neurological Testing
Demonstrates a working and solid understanding of the practices/ procedures related to:
III. PLANNING & DECISION MAKING
A. Effectively prioritizes own work in order to complete job responsibilities. Displays ability to adjust priorities based upon understanding of policies and procedures.
B. Completes job responsibilities within required timeframe, according to established schedules or workflow requirements.
C. Uses proper judgment and knowledge of established practices and procedures when addressing problems or issues.
D. Review and assesses information before making decisions and solving problems.
IV. PATIENT RELATIONS
A. Provides appropriate information or instructions to patient’s family and visitors.
B. Provides safe, appropriate care to patients according to established Hospital policies and procedures and/or designated plan of care.
C. Explains procedures to patient and provides assistance when necessary.
D. Communicates pertinent information regarding patient’s progress and needs to appropriate hospital staff.
E. Monitors patient’s condition to alleviate complications.
F. Acts as a patient advocate, safeguarding the rights and confidentiality of patients at all times.
G. Assesses, treats and cares for patients in a manner appropriates to the age of the patient.
Utilizes interpersonal communication skills in order to exchange information in a clear and accurate manner with:
A. Department Directors
B. Managers/Supervisors Inside Department
C. Employees Outside Department
D. Employees Inside Department
A. Documents information accurately in routine reports.
B. Contacts on-call neurologist in a timely manner if worrisome findings (such as status epilepticus) are noted on EEG.
A. Provide input and assistance in the training and development of employees.
VIII. HOSPITAL WIDE STANDARDS
A. Conducts all job duties in accordance with established hospital and regulatory requirements.
B. Maintains and respects the confidentiality of any patient, employee and/or any other sensitive information.
C. Works effectively with others; helps others to solve problems; promotes teamwork and cooperation among individuals and/or departments.
D. Shows flexibility and willingness to extend self over and above the call of duty.
E. Willingly helps others to solve problems.
F. Demonstrates ability to satisfy job requirements in situations involving unusual work demands.
G. Displays a positive attitude to patients and/or co-workers; sets a good example to others.
H. Adheres to hospital policies and procedures at all times.
I. Present and on time according to scheduled hours.
Formal training in an accredited neurodiagnostic technology program is required. Certification by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) is a plus, but is not required.