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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Neuro Diagnostics
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 606562
Date Posted: 7/16/2021
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

The Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Specialist II is an advanced position for intraoperative neuromonitoring. An IONM Specialist II has a Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). The IONM Specialist II performs IONM procedures appropriate to their competence, and credentials, including test setup, electrode application, maintaining patient safety, and other related duties. In addition IONM Specialist II has proven competence in the performance of routine single and multi-modality IONM for routine and complex surgical procedures. The IONM Specialist II provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis. Strong, well-developed communication skills and teamwork are essential for this position

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 intraoperative procedures including somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP), Triggered and free run electromyography and cranial nerve monitoring, trans-cranial motor evoked potentials (TcMEP), electrocorticography and electroencephalography.
    • Reviews planned intraoperative procedure and orders for monitoring to determine the structures at risk relative to patient history/pre-existing conditions and monitoring requested.
    • Makes needed adjustments in monitoring by communicating with correct personnel including surgeon, nursing and the Neurophysiologist before and during monitoring case.
    • Recognizes and communicates significant events and changes during neuromonitoring to appropriate personnel; documents throughout the monitoring process all relative communications/responses, physiological status, anesthetic adjustments, and changes observed according to policy and procedure.
  2. Performs Neurodiagnostic procedures including electroencephalography, evoked potentials, and long-term video EEG.
    • Provides a safe recording environment; including patient identification, proper infection control and safety measures throughout the procedure.
    • 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 Neurodiagnostic procedure according to the guidelines set forth by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS).
  3. Maintains continuing education and competencies.
    • Acquires new competencies relative to industry standards in Electroneurodiagnostics . Works towards additional registries within the Neurodiagnostic field.
  4. Participates in tutoring, demonstrating, and mentoring other Neurodiagnostic staff members and EEG students.
    • Works with IONM Tech I, and other IONM trainees in all aspects of evoked potentials and general intraoperative monitoring during surgical procedures.
    • Works with EEG staff members and students, demonstrating and training all aspects of performing neurodiagnostic procedures including measurements, medical history, monitor placement, troubleshooting, instrumentation, stimulation techniques, averaging, sleep scoring, pattern recognition, and instruction in any additional areas as needed.
  5. 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.
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Education
1. A credential in electroencephalography (R. EEG T.) and/or a credential in Evoked Potentials (R. EP T.) or a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. (Credentials in neurodiagnostics from other nations may also be considered as fulfillment of the registry requirements) Required
2. Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Program, or a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university. Preferred
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Experience
1. A minimum of 3 years experience in neurodiagnostics which includes at least 2 years in IONM. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Certification in Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (CNIM) credential. 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) 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 Frequently
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 Frequently
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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