UnityPoint Health

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist II

Requisition ID
2022-117893
Category
Therapy
Location
US-IL-Peoria
Address
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Affiliate
5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
City
Peoria
Department
EEG/Sleep Lab- MMCI
State
IL
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
6:30pm-7:00am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Variable depending on department needs.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist II

Sleep Lab

Wednesday-Friday 6:30pm-7:00pm

Full-Time Benefits, 36 Hours/ Week

 

 

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.

Responsibilities

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 correctly
  • Technologist 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 patient is done per/technologist.

TECHNOLOGIST PERFORMS POST TESTING PROCESSES.

  • Technologist will assure patient is cleaned up before leaving lab.
  • Technologist will assure all monitoring devices are cleaned and placed in the appropriate location.
  • Technologist will assure that the room is clean and ready for another patient.
  • Technologist will assure that each patient is charged appropriately.
  • Technologist will place charges in appropriate location to ensure proper billing.
  • Studies will be moved to the appropriate location in order to assure the reading/interpreting physician has immediate access to the study.
  • Studies will be labeled to ensure that the reading/interpreting physician can easily identify the location of study to be read.
  • The technologist will ensure all information necessary is available, in an orderly manner, to the reading/Interpreting physician.
  • Ensure that the process for reading/interpreting studies is followed for each procedure.
  • Provides input to the physicians as needed, indicated, or requested
  • The technologist is a resource for Tech I's in all END modalities.
  • Responsible for activity of all Neurodiagnostic Procedures.
  • Technologist will assure background activity was identified correctly.
  • Technologist will assure normal variants were noted.
  • Technologist will assure findings were related back to patient history.
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CONTRIBUTES TO DEPARTMENT THROUGH COMMUNICATION, JOB KNOWLEDGE, AND DEVELOPMENT

  • The technologist possesses knowledge of electroneurodiagnostic techniques used in peripheral and central nervous system monitoring.
  • The technologist understands neurological disorders in order to provide a safe environment for each patient.
  • The technologist attends regularly scheduled department meetings.
  • The technologist keeps informed of new technologies and equipment.
  • The technologist attends educational seminars as available. The technologist is responsible for solving maintenance problems as they arise and working closely with Biomedical Technicians.
  • The technologist is certified to perform CPR.
  • Technologist looks to continually improve his/her self.
  • Technologist offers input on making processes more efficient.
  • Assists in training Tech I's.
  • Provides assistance and directs staff in problem-solving and troubleshooting to non-routine situations.
  • Assists in developing new procedures and protocols.
  • Is technical advisor to staff and physicians
  • If trained in EEGs, takes call and responds quickly.
  • Works collaboratively with co-workers to complete assignments and tasks.
  • Technologist will notify the Interpreting Physician of any test needing to be read or interpreted immediately.
  • Assists in achieving department goals and objectives as well as those of MMCI.
  • Is knowledgeable of quality assurance indicators and assists in improvement of patient care.
  • The technologist shares appropriate information and ideas with co-workers.
  • The technologist will perform all other duties as assigned.
  • The technologist will be willing to be flexible with schedule changes and time as needed.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

 

·       High School Diploma /GED

Experience:

 

 

 

 

·       1-3 years of experience in/with Proficient in specific modalities of electroneurodiagnostics

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

·       CPR

·       Additional Information: Specific training in Neurodiagnostics as well as Neuroanatomy & Physiology. Registered in one or more of the electroneurodiagnostic modalities. If PSG, then registered in Polysomnography

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

  • Required English Skills
    • Basic reading skills
    • Basic writing skills
    • Basic oral skills
  • Communication 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
  • Computer Skills
    • 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

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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