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Neurodiagnostic Technician I - Grade 856Location: Santa Clara, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 769745 Date posted: 02/13/2019
- 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.
License, Certification, Registration
- BLS certification.
- 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.
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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