Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a EEG Technician.
In this role, the successful candidate Position Summary:Responsible for overseeing and conducting of routine, ambulatory, and bedside EEGs, as well as complex EEG, intra operative grid hook-up and video-monitoring on patients utilizing appropriate recording machines. Maintenance of electrode integrity throughout patient hospitalization. Archiving and burning of patient files to CD or DVD.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Assures adequate supply levels and performs cleaning of required equipment. a. Monitors inventory of EEG supplies and alerts Laboratory Assistant and/or supervisor when amounts are low. Cleans and prepares equipment daily prior to using on patients. Detects equipment malfunctions, makes minor maintenance adjustments, and follows departmental guidelines for troubleshooting equipment and alerts the supervisor when unable to resolve issue at hand.
Documents all patient related data according to departmental procedure. a. Abstracts relevant information from the patients clinical record and obtains additional information by questioning the patient/parent, if minor. Accurately assigns individual EEG number to patient avoiding duplication of numbers. Appropriately archives and burns data onto CDs, and double checks integrity before deleting data from hard-drive/server. Follows departmental guidelines for documentation of patient data (e.g., name, date, EEG number, date of events, when applicable, etc.) into appropriate log books and onto CDs. Is familiar with filing of CDs, videos, and recordings.
Hooks up surgical grid patients utilizing appropriate montages. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of continuous video monitoring including intra-operative monitoring such as corticography. a. Properly hooks up continuous video-monitoring patients utilizing appropriate montages. Knows and understands intra-operative monitoring including corticography, and hooks up surgical grid patients utilizing appropriate montages.
Obtains standard recordings, recognizes artifacts, and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them. Appropriately uses activating procedures such as hyperventilation, photic stimulation, and sleep. Monitors other variables during EEG such as electromyograms, electrocardiograms, electro-oculograms, respiration, etc. when necessary. Upon completion of test, removes electrodes and gel, cleans patients head, and wipes down equipment. Carries out assignment from start to finish within time frame for respective task (e.g., routine EEG 1 hr., hook up of inpatient 45 minutes, etc.).
Prepares patient for testing and administers routine EEG. a. Introduces self to patient, and explains what will be done during the EEG test. Answers inquiries and reassures patient during test in order to obtain the patients cooperation for the best performance of the test. Measures head appropriately, places electrodes properly, and checks their performance. Prepares patients using proper departmental criteria and techniques to ensure integrity of recordings.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent, certificate of completion from a licensed EEG school plus one year of video-monitoring (CCTV-EEG) and intraoperative grid hook-up experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Registration by the American Society of Registration by the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technicians (ASET)preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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