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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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