The registered Neurodiagnostic Tech performs complex procedures of the central and peripheral nervous system for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological diseases in accordance to industry, Federal, State, TJC, and Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET requirements. The Neurodiagnostic Tech participates in the implementation of ASET Standards of Care and physician orders to achieve the goal of effective utilization of services and improved patient outcomes. In conjunction with leadership, this position is responsible for recommending the delivery of patient care through proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and advanced Neurodiagnostic practitioner skills.
Nature and Scope:
The electroneurodiagostic technologist is required to perform neurodiagnostic studies on the brain, auditory system, visual system, somatosensory system, and other central and peripheral structures in all areas of the medical centers. This position is accountable and responsible for the performance of Neurodiagnostic procedures including but limited to EEGs, Long Term Monitoring of Epilepsy and ICU/cEEG monitoring, ambulatory EEGs, Evoked Potentials, and Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring. This position demonstrates anatomic and physiological data through proper electrode application, preparation of a technical history to aid the interpreting physician, selection of test protocol, and clinical observation of the test subject. The Neurodiagnostic Tech reviews electrographic recordings for identification, technique, and completeness according to the American Board of Electroencephalographic & Evoked Potential Technologists Laboratory Accreditation Standards (ABRET), and laboratory policy and procedure..Tech posses knowledge and techniques in data reformatting and data reduction and is responsible for analysis and extraction of pertinent data for physician interpretation and archive.
The Neurodiagnostic Tech will acquire the necessary skills to perform new neurodiagnostic studies as they are added to the service product line. The Neurodiagnostic Tech will be required to actively train into all test applications and acquire the skills necessary to work autonomously. Participates in educational sessions contributing technical and professional knowledge to students, allied health personnel, and physicians. Evaluates new instrumentation and biomedical equipment related to Neurodiagnostic technology. The incumbent participates actively in the accreditation application and re-application process.
The Tech has the authority to schedule patients according to the department policies, to evaluate if a patient is capable of tolerating an examination, to determine what type of procedure to follow, and to suggest the best location for testing. This position greets patients, physicians, and the general public in a manner consistent with the Purpose Statement, Values, and Standards of Conduct of Renown Health. The Tech is challenged to operate a variety of sophisticated electrophysiological neurodiagnostic units and reading center devices.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to patients ranging in age from newborn through geriatric, and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department competency with special populations standards.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Associate’s degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology or equivalent education and experience required.
3 years recent Neurodiagnostic testing experience preferred.
ABRET Registry in Electroencephalography required. Tech must hold active registry with ABRET. ABRET Registry in Evoked Potential is desired.
Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring/Certification in Long Term Monitoring (cLTM) is desired. American Heart Association CPR certification for health care providers is required within 60 days of employment.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc .
Renown Health - 14 months ago