Our compensation plans are based on education and experience and include salary, health insurance, 401k, up to 4 weeks of PTO, on-call incentives, bonus potential, and continuing education.
2 openings available.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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We are currently accepting applications from experienced neurophysiologists/IONM technologists with a passion for patient care, interest in the nervous system, and the drive to keep learning. For the right candidate, we provide training, compensation, relocation assistance, and ongoing support to acquire skills and knowledge for certification.
The Phoenix provides services to surgical centers and hospitals in Missouri and Illinois. We believe this opportunity is perfect for individuals who are excited to work in the operating room, able to cover a flexible schedule, and eager to be a part of a team that focuses on patient care, customer service, and employee wellbeing.
We hold ourselves to high standards as an organization and for our team members, with all technologists holding or actively pursuing CNIM credentials. With this in mind, we welcome all work histories and educational experiences however they must fulfill at least one of the four pathways to becoming certified by ABRET.
Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) protects patients by continuously monitoring the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves) when it is at risk during surgery, therefore the IONM Technologist is a valuable member of the operating room team. Our team provides SSEP, EMG, ABR, and other monitoring modalities for ENT, spine, and cardiovascular procedures. They work closely and collaborate with nurses, physicians, and other medical staff caring for the patient by regularly measuring and analyzing the patient's nervous system responses throughout the surgery. And by communicating significant changes in the patient's nervous system to guide the surgeon and reduce the risk of neurological deficits. As such, this role calls upon your ability to troubleshoot, communicate effectively, provide customer service, and think critically.
A typical day for our technologists includes the following duties:
Preoperatively: IONM Technologist reviews planned intraoperative procedure and orders for monitoring to determine the structures at risk relative to patient history/pre-existing conditions and monitoring requested; makes needed adjustments in monitoring by communicating with correct personnel while maintaining patient confidentiality according to facility policy and procedures; communicates with needed departments to obtain access and scheduling of patient according to facility policy and procedures; prepares equipment and supplies for required monitoring of patient according to facility policy and procedures; identifies the patient by name, ordering surgeon, and type of procedure to be performed and communicates the monitoring plan to the patient/caregivers/family in language consistent with their ability to understand; measures and marks correct recording and stimulation sites and applies electrodes according to facility policy and procedures.
Intraoperatively: IONM Technologist positions monitoring equipment in the operating room to ensure patient electrical safety and communicates with team members including anesthesia, surgeon, and nursing staff according to facility policy and procedures; communications directly with anesthesia team and surgeon to enhance monitoring results; discusses with surgeon baseline recordings according to facility policy and procedures; makes any needed adjustments in monitoring according to facility policy and procedures; monitors neurophysiologic central/peripheral functioning throughout the operative procedure communicating with surgeon, neurophysiologist, anesthesia team, and nursing staff as necessary according to facility policy and procedures; recognizes clinically significant events and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results**; documents in surgery log throughout the monitoring process all relative communications/responses, physiological status, anesthetic adjustments, and changes in verbal responses according to facility policy and procedures; discontinues monitoring and removes all monitoring and stimulation electrodes checking sites for pre-monitoring status according to facility policy and procedures.
Post-operatively: The IONM Technologist provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis according to facility policy and procedure; cleans/disinfects electrodes and equipment according to facility policy and procedures; restocks equipment and electrode supplies; prints needed documents including waveforms, neuromonitoring specialist report, and surgery log to be dictated by interpreting personnel according to facility policy and procedures; charges and logs patient according to facility policy and procedures.
Reaching including above/below shoulder-height
Pulling and pushing > 50 pounds
Carrying or pushing < 50 pounds
Frequent bending /stooping/crouching/twisting and continuous repetitive movements
Physical Exposures: Lighting bright and dim, mechanical hazards, hazardous substances, infectious diseases, ionizing/nonionizing radiation, and toleration of temperature ranges 60 to 75° F, possible prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing.
Physical Ability: Must be good or greater: vision, hearing, manual dexterity, talking and speech, typing. Requires the ability to concentrate for long periods of time under stressful conditions and still perform properly and effectively.
Our compensation plans are based on education and experience and include salary, health insurance, 401k, on-call incentives, bonus potential, and continuing education.
Education and Certification:
Must fulfill at least one of the four pathways to becoming certified by ABRET. To check your education and/or experience meets those requirements visit https://abret.org/index.php?cID=684