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Neurodiagnostic Technician I - Grade 856

Location: San Francisco, CA Additional Locations:

S. San Francisco Hospital Tower 1200 El Camino Rea, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco,California, 94080
S. San Francisco Medical Offices 1200 El Camino Re, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco,California, 94080
San Francisco 450 6th Ave Anza Wing, 490 Sixth Avenue, San Francisco,California, 94118
Job Number: 839245 Date posted: 11/01/2019
Under direct supervision of the laboratory supervisor, the Neurodiagnostic Tech I prepares patients for and conducts routine Electroneurodiagnostic (END) procedures; collects data pertinent to the interpretation of test results. Assists senior technologists or medical staff with complex recordings.

Essential Functions:
- Performs END procedures in EEG and at least one other modality (EP, LTEM, NCV, PSG, or lntraoperative Neuromonitoring) under direct supervision and in accordance with the standards and protocols of the laboratory.
- Measures and accurately applies electrodes in a timely manner and with appropriate impedances.
- Demonstrates competency in multiple electrode application techniques.
- Documents a comprehensive patient history gathering appropriate information from patient, patient's record, and family members including neurological symptomatology and medications.
- Verifies identity of patient and provides adequate patient ID on all studies.
- Protects patient confidentiality.
- Evaluates the patient for comprehension and ability to cooperate.
- Utilizes approved methods to improve patient cooperation/relaxation.
- Follows department protocols for sedation.
- Educates the patient and/or family on the test procedure, interacting on a level appropriate to the patient's age and mental capacity.
- Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording. This may include appropriate control setting changes on the machine, use of extra electrodes, extra montages, and use of activation procedures.
- Recognizes artifacts (patient, instrumental, or environmental).
- Documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact.
- Attends to patient needs while in the department and ensures patient safety at all times.
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate actions to take during emergency situations.
- Ensures electrical safety of patient and staff.
- Demonstrates knowledge of departmental infection control standards relating to patient, equipment, and electrodes.
- Complies with department/institution guidelines for handling of infectious/hazardous materials.
- Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order.
- Verifies appropriate calibrations and makes adjustments, if necessary.
- Troubleshoots equipment problems and repairs or reports to supervisor promptly.
- Demonstrates positive interpersonal communication skills with patients, their families, lab staff, physicians, and other members of the hospital staff.
- Demonstrates knowledge of neuroanatomy, physiology, basic electronics, electrical safety, END instrumentation, pattern recognition, and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence END procedures.
- Demonstrates basic computer skills.
- Reviews studies with Technical Director and/or interpreting physician and implements suggestions for quality improvement.
- Learns to perform additional and advanced END procedures by supervised practice with increasing independence.
- Performs clerical duties as required including scheduling of procedures, archiving of studies, and charge entry.
- Expands knowledge by participation in conferences, in-services, and independent study.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Basic Qualifications:

- Minimum two (2) years of experience in performing routine and complex EEG studies such as Phase I and II Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring.

- Associate's degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology or equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration

- Registered EEG Technologist and registered or registry eligible in at least one (1) of the following: Registered Evoked Potential Technologist (R. EP T.), Certification in Neurophysiologic lntraoperative Monitoring (CNIM), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring Technologist, or Registered Nerve Conduction Studies Technologist (R. NCS.T.). If registry eligible, registration must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
- BLS certification.



Additional Requirements:
- Proficient in performing routine and complex Electroencephalograms.
- Proficient in performing clinical Evoked Potentials.
- Proficient in performing Phase I and II Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring.
- Knowledge of medical and pharmacologic conditions that affect Neurodiagnostic Monitoring.
- Must meet physical requirements for this position.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficient with neurodiagnostic software applications.
- Expected to perform routine and complex studies on patients of all ages, with indirect supervision.
- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.



Preferred Qualifications:

- N/A

Primary Location: California,San Francisco,San Francisco 2425 Geary Hospital 2425 Geary Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 12 Shift: Day Workdays: Fri: 8:30A-12:30P; Sat: 8:30A-5:00P Working Hours Start: See Schedule Working Hours End: See Schedule Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Neurology/ EEG Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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