JOB DESCRIPTION: The Neurodiagnostic Technologist I is an entry to mid-level position in the neurodiagnostic unit or department. The Neurodiagnostic Technologist performs EEG/ NCVs/Ambulatory procedures according to facility/department policy and procedures. Can perform test set up, collect patient history, measure/mark/apply electrodes as per 10-20 guidelines, acquire EEG data, provide tech impression of EEG recording, and maintain patient safety during clinically relevant events. May be asked to do other related duties such as electrode maintenance, monitoring par stock levels, and restocking. Performing inpatient/outpatient EEG procedures per ACNS guidelines. Measure and mark head for electrode placement, apply electrodes, record EEG study per department guidelines, end study and complete patient documentation. Apply electrodes in ICU and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in preparation for extended long term monitoring EEG studies. Must participate in on-call rotation at designated locations. Maintaining optimal recordings. Electrode maintenance, equipment management etc.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BLS certification; high school graduate or equivalent; entry level PC or Microsoft Windows knowledge; enrollment in or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Neurodiagnostic's Program or an Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university is desired. 6 months experience working in a patient care environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks