EEG Technician PD

Lifespan Corporation • Providence, RI 02940

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Summary:

Under the general supervision

of the Lead EEG Technologist performs a wide variety of Neurodiagnostic

studies to include EEGs and evoked potentials in the EEG Laboratory the

Emergency Department and on the inpatient units. Performs all essential functions with

consideration of the age-specific needs of the geriatric adult and adolescent

patient. Fosters patient and family

centered care and healthcare services in accordance with the Lifespan and The

Miriam Hospitals mission vision and values with consideration of the life

span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.

Responsibilities:

Measures and accurately applies electrodes according to

the International 10-20 electrode systems.

Ensures that electrode impedance meet laboratory standards.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Writes a comprehensive patient history gathering

appropriate information from patient patients record and family members to

include seizure types date of last seizure other neurological symptomatology

and medications. Explains test procedure

to patient and family members present.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Performs EEG tracing (routine sleep portable and

Electro-cerebral silence recordings) and evoked potential tests in all three

modalities according to the standards of the Laboratory.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Performs special procedure EEGs such as

nasopharyngeal minisphenoidal and special temporal electrode recordings as

well as daytime nap studies.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Performs evoked potential tests implementing

alternative methods such as variations of stimulus parameters in certain

situations outside of the normative range to better define any abnormalities.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Performs advanced Neurodiagnostic EEG procedures

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Performs trouble shooting and equipment maintenance

of EEG and evoked response systems.

mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Assists in establishing and maintaining department

procedures and protocols. Works with the

Lead Technologist and Department Neurologist to initiate new procedures for

Neurodiagnostic testing.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Assists in the training and education of junior and

standby relief staff.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Participates in conferences and technical meetings

when possible.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Takes charge of record storage and disposal of old

records. Performs routine supply

inventory.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">In the absence of the Lead EEG Technologist assumes

scheduling and technical responsibilities for the function of the laboratory.

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mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">Maintains quality assurance safety environmental

and infection control in accordance with established hospital department

policies procedures and objectives.

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Performs other related duties

as required. Fosters patient and family centered care in accordance with the Lifespan mission vision and values and

the philosophy of nursing at The Miriam Hospital and with consideration of the

life span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.

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Other information:

BASIC

KNOWLEDGE:

Graduate

of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program accredited by the Committee on

Allied Health Education and Accreditation or equivalent formal training. Registered by the American Board of

Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ABRET) preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

One year experience in Electroneurodiagnostic testing preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Walks and stands

intermittently throughout the day.

Subject to electrical and energy hazards. Works with medical equipment and has direct

patient contact. Sufficient visual

acuity and manual dexterity to use computer keyboard and other common office

equipment. Any potential hazards are

minimized or nullified by adherence to established safety procedures and

precautions including use of safety and protective equipment/clothing. May lift and position patients and lift/push

heavy supplies and equipment.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Per Diem

Shift: 1

Union: Non-Union

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