Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist II- CMH EEG/Sleep Lab
Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:
To provide quality testing, as ordered by physicians, to aid in the diagnosis of or rule out neurodiagnostic disease/disorder. To provide quality care to patients and their family members.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) If PSG, then registered in Polysomnography upon hire.
1-3 years of experience in/with Proficient in specific modalities of electroneurodiagnostics
- Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Basic reading skills
Basic writing skills
Basic oral skills
Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser.
Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
MS Office Apps Web Browser
- TECHNOLOGIST FOLLOWS PRE-TESTING PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES.The technologist routinely checks for orders and reviews the appointment log.The technologist will check with the coordinator of any unclear orders.The technologist prepares rooms to be hospitable and presentable prior to patient's arrival.The technologist ensures proper working condition of equipment prior to testing.Technologist will assure forms are filled out correctly.Technologist will assure patient information was logged correctly.The technologist verifies the identity of patient.Technologist will ask appropriate questions to obtain a complete and correct history.The technologist knows the proper electrode application protocol.Technologist explains electrode application to reassure patient.The technologist evaluates the patient to assess patient's mental and physical condition.The technologist follows universal precautions and isolation techniques as required.The technologist reports safety issues to the coordinator.Test will be performed on the day assigned without delay; the technologist will notify the coordinator of any changes.The technologist will ensure that all studies are being completed according to department procedure and physician orders and follow ASET guidelines.
- TECHNOLOGIST PERFORMS ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES ACCORDING TO PROTOCOL.Able to complete EEG set up on adults and children within 25 minutes.Stimulates patients to produce, analyze and record data from the central and peripheral nervous system.Performs evoked potentials in the operating room and intensive care units.Assesses depth of anesthesia and monitoring patients in coma.Monitors and records EEGs in the Epilepsy Service long-term care unit.Conducts patient evaluation in physiological polysomnography.Prepares surgery patients and equipment for and during carotid endarterectomy, electrocorticogrpahy and other neurosurgical, orthopedic and otolaryngologic procedures.Performs studies to determine and verify cerebral death.Performs EEG recordings in all patient care setting.Accurately places EEG electrodes according to 10/20 measurement system.Technologist will assure that calibrations are performed correctlyTechnologist will assure montages are appropriate for diagnosis.Technologist will assure correct instrument changes are implemented.Technologist will assure documentation on the study is correct and complete.Technologist will assure procedures (e.g. sleep study, MSLT, CPAP, Bi-Level, oxygen, procedure list primarily just sleep and EEG, video monitoring, hyperventilation, photic stimulation, nerve/muscle stimulation, etc.) are used properly.Technologist will assure artifacts are noted and eliminated or monitored.Technologist will assure abnormalities are noted during the tracing.Technologist will assure efforts are made to enhance the abnormality.Technologist will assure portable studies are done according to procedures and standards.Technologist will assure surgical procedures are done according to procedures and standards.The technologist is able to utilizes, troubleshoot and identify improper working of all equipment utilized in the lab.The technologist uses appropriate grounding techniques.The Technologist II can apply the principles of electronics and mathematics to recording by knowing how amplifiers work and understanding polarity of waveforms.The Technologist II knows how waveform displays are effected by various filters and settings.Technologist will assure background activity was identified correctly.Technologist will assure normal variants were noted.PSG TESTING:Technologist will be able to complete PSG set-up within 40 minutes in adults.Technologist will be able to complete PSG set-up within 50 minutes in children.The technologist properly titrate the CPAP to fit the patient's needs.Technologist will assure appropriate troubleshooting techniques are utilized.Must be able to prepare and record 2 PSG patients per night.Must be able to score PSG if only one pat