Neurophysiology Tech III

New Haven, CT
Mar 15, 2019

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EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Participates in a process of instruction and activity to perform longterm Audio Visual monitoring via scalp and intracranial electrodes on adult and pediatric patients of the Epiliepsy Surgery and Pediatric Monitoring Programs. Prepares equipment and supplies for such procedures. Provides assistance to physicians performing these and similar studies as required.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Performs duties associated with monitoring patients being evaluated during Continuous Audio Visual EEG Recording. Provides assistance to physicians performing these and similar studies as required.
  • 1.1. Prepares the patient and supplies prior to the process of Continuous Audio Visual EEG Monitoring, via scalp and/or intracranial electrodes.
  • 1.2. Applies and connects scalp electrodes according to the International 10-0 system of measurement as approved by the American Board of Registered Technologists.
  • 1.3. Applies collodion electrodes adhering to unit standards.
  • 1.4. Assists the Neurology Epilepsy Fellow and Senior EEG technicians during the initiation of intracranial recording.
  • 1.5. Operates the videotape CCTU/EEG recording systems from 32 channels to as many as 128 channels of EEG.
  • 1.6. Reviews seizure detection computer and locates seizures, transfers them from tape to computer (play back station) to paper.
  • 1.7. Responsible for routine maintenance of recording equipment in the unitContinuous Audio Visual EEG and patient's areas.
  • 1.8. Organizes and collects patient data and stores them in a neat and accessible manner.
  • 1.9. Conducts electroencephalography and electrocorticography during surgery as directed.
  • 1.10. Assists as able with additional intraoperative electrodiagnostic procedures.
  • 2. Follows established safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties to ensure a safe environment.
  • 2.1. Consistently demonstrates a complete knowledge of body mechanics as evidenced by no injuries sustained as a result of improper body mechanics in this evaluation period.
  • 2.2. Demonstrates a concern for cleanliness of self and work area on a daily basis and practices proper infection control techniques as outlined in Universal Precautions with no more than four (4) variances per year or one (1) variance per quarter, as observed by supervisor.
  • 2.3. Keeps equipment in clean operating condition daily and performs maintenance and minor repairs of laboratory equipment and reports the need for major repairs as soon as possible as observed by supervisor.
  • 2.4. Provides appropriate patient care during seizure (this would involve activating an event; notifying responsible caregiver and providing care by turning patient's head to one side to prevent aspiration, restraining arms and legs to prevent injury to himself or falling off bed). Stays with patient until caregiver responds.
  • 2.5. Assists in the cleaning and organizing of the unit on own initiative. This is done daily as observed by supervisor.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Graduation from high school or equivalent and completion of basic EEG technician training.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Two (2) to three (3) years as an EEG Technician performing routine and specialized electroencephalography laboratory procedures. Experience to include critical care and neonatal electrodiagnostic procedures.

    LICENSURE:

    R.EEG.T. National Board Certification Required plus one additional board certification (R.EP.T., R.PSG.T., CNIM, or CLTM).

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Possession of the skills and knowledge required by the American Board of Registered Electroencephalographic Technologists for certification. National Board Certification is required. Basic computer skills.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Conducts a variety of routine and specialized monitoring protocols. Responsible for maintaining laboratory equipment in proper working order. Monitors patients being medically evaluated or considered for epilepsy surgery. Assists physicians during monitoring sessions as well as during intraoperative procedures.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Modifies standard recording technique as necessary to achieve optimal examination results, interacts with computers critical to long term monitoring. Renders preliminary interpretations of EEGs when requested by physicians. Responsible for routine maintenance of recording equipment and supply inventory. Assists with various other electrodiagnostic procedures.
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    Job Info

    Job: 6278

    Department: Epilepsy Cave
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: OTHER
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 40.00