EEG technologist
Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital - Providence, RI

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Description
: The EEG Technol Intraoperative working in the EEG Neuro Laboratory under the general supervision of the EEG Lead IntraoperativeTechnologist(s) and according to established procedures, conducts electroencephalographic examinations, collects information and prepares impressions of findings to assist physician in evaluating and diagnosing cerebral conditions by recording the brain's electrical activity. Such activities can be performed in either a clinical or interoperative setting. When in the operating room setting, monitors EEG activity of patients under local or general anesthesia. Performs evoked potential monitoring (EVP) procedures.

Qualifications
: Successful completion of post-high school and one or two year accredited program in EEG Technology, including completion of required clinical affiliation.

Eligibility to sit for written examination for formal registration by the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic Technology within three years of placement in position (1,000 EEG examinations required).

Knowledge of EEG techniques, concepts and equipment.

Ability to apply knowledge to clinical setting and expand upon it through experience.

Knowledge of pathological disorders directly affecting brain and other medical conditions indirectly causing brain dysfunction.

Manual dexterity to measure and place electrodes accurately and manipulate controls on EEG machines.

Visual acuity and capacity for sustained attention to detect minor differences or abnormalities while scanning a moving graph of constantly changing data for periods of up to two hours.

Analytical ability and communication skills necessary to formulate and write concise technical impressions of EEG findings.

Interpersonal skills to explain procedures, allay anxiety and gain corporation of very ill patients.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

EXPERIENCE:

Up to one year on the job training and experience to become familiar with wide range of EEG procedures.