Contract Duration: 6+ months - to perm
Job Title: NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECH
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Under minimal supervision performs advanced Neurodiagnostic procedures in the Neurodiagnostic labs, operating room, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and other specialized locations. Monitors multi-modality studies intraoperatively. Performs Long-Term Monitoring in Epilepsy with scalp and intracranial electrodes. Performs standard EEG and Evoked Potential recordings in the Neurodiagnostic Labs and patient care areas.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
· Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
· Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings. Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
May perform Nerve Conduction Studies including Sensory and Motor conductions, F-Wave measurements, and H-Reflex studies. May assist physicians in the performance of EMG testing
Performs complex multi-modality Intraoperative Neuromonitoring studies including EEG, EMG, and all Evoked Potentials (SEP, BAER, VER) during neurosurgical, vascular, orthopedic, and otolaryngology surgeries.
Performs cortical stimulation/ functional mapping studies to determine sensor motor and language cortex.
Performs cranial nerve stimulation during neurosurgical and otolaryngology cases.
Performs EEG recordings during Amytal (WADA) testing. Performs Electrocorticography (ECOG) intraoperatively.
Performs Long Term Monitoring for Epilepsy (LTME) with scalp and intracranial (strip, grid, and depth) electrodes.
Performs Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP) during complex surgical procedures
Performs standard EEGs and all Evoked Potential modalities in the laboratory and patient care
Performs Tran cranial Doppler Studies (TCD) in the Neurodiagnostic Labs, at the patient bedside, in the
operating room, and other specialized locations.
Programs and maintains computerized Event Detection recordings and computers in LTME for identification of suspected epileptic data.
· Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
· Education: Graduate of an Electroneurodiagnostic technology program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation and/or equivalent formal training approved by the Medical Director
· Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
· Experience: Eighteen (18) months of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
· License/Certification: Either Registration by the American Board of Registration of EEG and EP Technologist (ABRET) in: Electroencephalography (EEG) and/or Evoked Potentials (EP), or CNIM – Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring, or Credential from Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technicians (BRPT) as Registered Polysomnographic Technicians (RPST), or Certification from the American Association of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (AAET) as Electromyographic Technician (EMG).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
· Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions
· Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job
· Ability to work independently, under stressful conditions
· Knowledge (extensive) of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
· Knowledge and practice of electrical safety relevant to Neurodiagnostic equipment
· Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
· Knowledge of multiple electrode application techniques
· Knowledge of neuroanesthesia agents and their application to intra-operative monitoring
· Skill: END pattern recognition to provide clinical descriptive information to epileptologist or surgeon
· Skill: Good technical aptitude
· Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
· The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.