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Position Details

Department: Neuro Diagnostics
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 445358
Date Posted: 9/28/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: **M-F evenings, 3pm-12:30am**

The Neurodiagnostic Technologist II, is a mid to upper-level position in the Neurodiagnostic department. The Neurodiagnostic Technologist II performs routine and complex EEGs procedures independently according to facility policy and procedures; provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis according to facility policy and procedures; maintains patient safety during clinically significant events, and other related duties. Communication skills and team work are essential for this position. The Neurodiagnostic Technologist II work under the clinical and technical supervision of the Lead Neurodiagnostic Technologist and department Manager.

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. Performs procedures appropriate to the competence and credentials of a Neurodiagnsotic Technologist.
    • Provides a safe recording environment.
    • Establishes rapport with the patient and the patient’s family; evaluates the patient, secures adequate history and physical information for the reading physician.
    • Performs patient assessment as related to care, such as electrode fixation, product allergies, movement restrictions, and cognitive function; knows and recognizes drug and physiological status effects on activity monitored.
    • Performs the EEG procedure according to the guidelines set forth by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS).
    • Communicates appropriately and effectively with patient and health care staff to convey the purpose of the EEG and answer questions regarding the procedure.
    • Understands why and how to maintain correct electrode connections; identifies and performs basic and intermediate technical troubleshooting and artifact identification and elimination.
    • Understands and follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety within the EEG unit; has knowledge of alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings and their effects should they be applied.
    • Is familiar with and able to perform basic and intermediate equipment troubleshooting techniques to isolate equipment issues, prevent loss of data, and maintain system operations throughout procedure recording.
  2. Maintains continuing education and competencies in EEG and other credentialed modalities; Acquires new competencies relative to industry standards in Electroneurodiagnostics for EEG and other credentialed modalities.
    • Maintains continuing education requirements of ABRET for the specialty/modality for which the employee is credentialed, by reviewing literature and attending educational meetings for the latest accepted practices and electrical safety relevant to equipment and testing.
    • Continuing education: cross-trains in other modalities; works towards registry in other modalities.
  3. Participates in education and orientation of junior technologists and EEG students.
    • Assists students, interns, non-registered co-workers and novice technologists in all aspects of performing Neurodiagnostic testing, including measurements, medical history, monitor placement, troubleshooting, instrumentation, stimulation techniques, averaging, pattern recognition and instruction in any additional areas as needed.
    • Mentors, precepts, tutors, demonstrates techniques and general instruction to new team members and junior technologists.
    • Assists the lead department educator with student evaluations and learns strategies for objectives, and provides regular feedback.
    • Rotates as lead educational facilitator working with EEG students.
  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. Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Program, or, An Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in healthcare/science, or, Training in EEG at an Accredited Health Care Facility or clinic. Required
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Experience
1. Three years EEG experience in a patient care environment Required
2. Pediatric experience Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Credentials in a minimum of one modality of Electroneurodiagnostics: EEG, R.EEG T.; Evoked Potentials, R. EP T.; Nerve Conduction, R. NCV T.; or Intraoperative monitoring, CNIM, through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists, Inc. (ABRET). Required
2. Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association. Required
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Special Skills
1. Well-developed pc and Microsoft Windows knowledge Required
2. Effective communication skills, hard worker, and a team player Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
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 - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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