As a neurophysiologist you will be responsible for real time data collection and interpretation of a patient’s nervous system throughout surgery. In addition, you will establish and maintain open cooperation and communication with the surgical team, which includes informing the surgeon when significant changes occur. Additional responsibilities include pre-operative patient assessments and post-operative billing uploads.
Interact with surgeons and surgical team to provide interpretive data, which reflects the patient’s neurological status throughout surgery, including any findings and significant changes according to policy and procedure.
Consult with surgeon regarding structures at risk and modalities to be monitored.
Interact with patient, when applicable, to obtain a detailed history and clearly explain the neurophysiological tests to be performed.
Accurate placement of stimulating and recording electrodes using the 10-20 system of electrode placement.
Display and label waveforms for marking, measuring and calculating information such as latencies, amplitudes and conduction times following established guidelines and protocols.
Accurately prepare all IOM logs, files and uploads in order to assist the overseeing physician with the final interpretation.
Participate in post-operative review of monitored surgical cases.
Maintain equipment in proper working order and conduct monthly maintenance checks. Identify appropriate protocol and perform troubleshooting techniques to assure accurate data collection.
Deliver services properly and according to Company procedures/standards.
Represent the Company in a professional and positive matter.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in biological sciences (or related field).
Professional certification (CNIM Required).
Basic knowledge and understanding of:
Surgical procedure being performed including blood pressure and other physiologic factors.
Anatomy of monitored pathways, including source of blood supply and electrode derivations and generators of EP components.
Pre-operative deficits, intraoperative injuries and possible post-operative outcomes.
Principles of modern anesthetic techniques
The operating room environment
Electrical safety issues and the effects of other equipment on the quality of the intraoperative monitoring.
Must be able to effectively communicate (in English) with surgeons and surgical staff.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with surgeons/hospitals.
Proactively check/maintain a schedule on a daily basis.
Ability to participate in hospital in-service programs, professional meetings and seminars.
Continually advance skill set by reading books, professional journal articles and online training materials.
Ability to adapt to change in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Ability to handle the demands of regular travel.
NuVasive, Inc. - 19 months ago