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Position Details

Department: PEMU
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 434198
Date Posted: 1/23/2019
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

This position performs a variety of tasks relative to the tracking and monitoring of video EEG in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitor Unit (PEMU).

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Maintains continuous and active video and audio monitoring of EEG patients on XLTEK equipment, and addresses recording issues and concerns as needed.
    • Adjusts and maintains appropriate camera distance and tracking on patients.
    • Answers patient alarms at the EEG monitor station, notifies nursing staff of alarms as needed, and clears alarms (when applicable).
    • Documents O2 events, seizure events, and heat rate events in patient activity log or onto recording.
    • Alerts to patient alarms at the EEG monitor station, notifies nursing staff of alarms as needed, and clears alarm if and when applicable.
    • Documents equipment and recording issues and concerns; notifies appropriate team member in a timely manner.
  2. Maintains and distributes up-to-date recording status information of ongoing continuous EEG recordings.
    • Maintains accurate and current log of all active ongoing video EEG recordings.
    • (This includes active PEMU recording and other long-term video EEG recordings throughout the hospital; PICU and NICU).
    • Notifies the EEG department when a patient recording has been discontinued; documents date and time of disconnect on PEMU log.
  3. Continuing education and development
    • Uses opportunities to further knowledge base of EEG basics, including:amplitude and frequency of waveforms; variety and types of artifacts on the recording; bad electrodes; poor recording quality.
    • Strives to become familiar with and is able to identify clinical changes in the patient
    • Strives to become familiar with and is able to identify significant recording changes, including various types of seizures.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
Education
1. High School diploma or equivalent Required
2. Training/Education in EEG Preferred
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Experience
1. EEG experience, or EEG or telemetry monitoring experience, or a current student or graduate from an accredited Health care Program w/certificate or better. Required
2. Experience in a health care setting especially in patient care or patient care technology environment. Preferred
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current BLS certification for Health care Provider from the American Heart Association Required
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Special Skills
1. Well-developed PC and Microsoft Windows knowledge Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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