Neurophysiology Tech I

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New Haven, CT
Jul 5, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

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

Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel.
Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.

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 10-20 system of electrode placement 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. Responsible for routine maintenance of recording equipment in the unit Continuous Audio Visual EEG and patient's areas.
  • 1.6. Monitors supply use and reports on inventory.
  • 1.7. Assists with the storage of patient data according to established protocols.
  • 1.8. Edits identified electrographic events, preparing edited and clipped files for physician review.
  • 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). 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.

    EXPERIENCE:

    One to two years experience in a patient care function within a hospital setting, such as PCA, Nurse's Aide or similar position.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Familiarity with computer systems (basic keyboard skills). Self-directed. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Knowledge of hospital environment.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Participates in a variety of routine and specialized monitoring protocols. Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment. Assists physicians with data acquisition for review.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Identifies problems and seeks solution when interacting with recording systems to maintain their continuity. Interacts with computers critical to long-term monitoring. Responds appropriately to patients experiencing seizures while undergoing longtime monitoring.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

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    Job Info

    Job: 9394

    Department: EEG Lab
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: OTHER
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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