To measure impulse frequencies and differences in electrical potential between areas of the brain using an electroencephalograph in order to obtain data used in diagnosing brain disorders in infants, children and adolescents.
Independently perform routine, critical care, and neonate EEGs in the laboratory and at the bedside of patients in the intensive care unit. Measure and accurately apply and remove electrodes in a timely manner, according to the international 10-20 system. Ensure that electrode impedances meet laboratory standards. Perform EEGs according to the standards of the laboratory (routine, sleep, bedside and long term video/EEG recordings).
Keep equipment and electrodes clean and in proper working order. Troubleshoot equipment problems, make repairs or report to a supervisor promptly. Maintain necessary supplies and equipment. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families.
·Job Knowledge & Skills Aquisition
Acquire skills for advanced neurodiagnostic testing procedures. Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature and seminars. Implement this knowledge into the EEG laboratory. Maintain knowledge of appropriate actions to take during patient emergency situations and ensure patient safety at all times. Maintain knowledge of basic infection control standards relating to patient and equipment, including use and handling of electrodes. Maintain knowledge of appropriate calibrations and how to make adjustments.
·Communication/Data Entry & Management
Write a comprehensive patient history. Explain test procedure to patient and family members. Assist in the training and orientation of EEG technologist trainees. Accurately enter pertinent patient information into database. Review EEG tests for appropriate documentation, then log, file, and maintain test and results. Respond to telephone inquiries as necessary. Review and ensure timeliness, accuracy, availability, and security of information.
Capable of managing disruptive or aggressive patients appropriately
·Communication - Intermediate
Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Knowledge of Field - Basic
Working knowledge of regulations and procedures in the field
·Medical Terminology - Basic
Basic knowledge of medical terminology
Possess finger dexterity, manual dexterity and motor coordination necessary to manipulate necessary tools/objects
·Physical Stamina - Moderate
Possess physical stamina sufficient to perform moderate lifting, frequent stooping, and extensive standing/walking
Ability to adapt work schedule to meet the demands of the position, possibly including nights and/or weekends