PD EEG Technologist - Neuro Diagnostics - Days - 4071
University of California Irvine Medical Center - Orange, CA

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Job Description & Salary Range

This position may alternately be filled by an applicant who possess a current R. EEG. T. certification and / or R. EP. T. from ABRET. In this case, the applicant will be classified as a PD Sr. EEG Tech ($31.45).

Position Number: 10005018

Reports to: Ambulatory Practice Manager

Working Title: PD EEG Technologist

Cost Center: Neuro Diagnostics (7130)

Bargaining Unit: EX

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Code: 9074

Date Created: 10/10/2012

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 10.00

Position Summary:
Incumbent provides expertise required for electroencephalograph testing, telemetry testing, evoked potential testing, brainmap testing and surgical monitoring. Incumbent also provides long term video EEG monitoring, spinal cord monitoring and Corticography. Assists in a variety of duties, including scheduling patients, ordering supplies and completing test result data. Able to monitor IOM cases or willing to learn interopertive monitoring, which may include functional coritcal mapping, WADA monitoring, ABR, facial nerve, ENG, SSEP, and all other modalities included in adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary Range:
Rate Minimum $28.68 Midpoint $28.68 Maximum $28.68

Responsibilities:
Accurately and appropriately performs quality control on equipment ensuring all appropriate records are kept as required

Accurately evaluates and documents the patient/family response to care

Accurately follows department procedures, ensuring equipment is in working condition, and turns off equipment as appropriate.

Accurately interprets data regarding patient status in consideration of patient age

Accurately performs computer data entry to record test results and patient information

Accurately records procedures to ensure correct billing

Administers patient treatments or procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner, and in compliance with all policies and regulations

Appropriately assesses, controls, orders, and maintains supply inventory according to physician preferences, patient population, and associated patient charges, ensuring accurate record keeping

Assesses and documents the patient's physical and psychosocial condition initially and on an ongoing basis

Collaborates with all members of the health care team to document, assess, intervene, advocate and evaluate patients

Conducts and documents patient and family assessments as appropriate

Conducts effective patient/family teaching and documents to meet unit standards

Consistently performs quality control checks on all equipment as appropriate

Coordinates patient requirements during diagnostic procedures and/or transportation to ensure patient safety

Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgment and decision making

Demonstrates clinical expertise on councils, teams and committees

Demonstrates knowledge of sterilization and high-level disinfection processes

Demonstrates safe use and care of instruments and equipment.

Develops and implements accurate teaching plans to achieve desired patient outcomes.

Documents patient observations/care appropriately in the computer, on the flow sheets, or wherever appropriate.

Effectively assists as directed with special procedures and/or minor surgeries

Effectively correlates patient test results with the overall plan of care

Effectively determines patient needs based on age-specific criteria

Effectively operates specialized equipment

Effectively performs specialized tests and/or procedures, such as EEG, EVP, WADA, LTM, VEP, ABR, SSEP, ERG

Effectively transports patients throughout the hospital as needed

Effectively utilizes the computer to transcribe orders or request printouts

Identifies patient care needs as evidenced by appropriate nursing diagnosis

Intervenes appropriately in situations where basic life support systems are threatened

Maintains appropriate aseptic and sterile procedures

Maintains appropriate documentation and record keeping of supplies and equipment

Makes appropriate referrals to resolve patient issues effectively

Performs routine equipment quality checks and troubleshoots equipment to determine problems and solutions

Positions patients as necessary to ensure accurate testing in consideration of patient age

Possesses complete knowledge of physiological monitoring of patients intra-operatively, including ECG, blood pressure, and blood flow

Prepares equipment and supplies for procedures in an organized and timely manner

Prepares instruments, equipment and supplies in an organized and timely manner

Provides educational materials to patients in a timely manner

Provides proper protective equipment to patients

Recognizes critical deviations in patient conditions, taking appropriate action and documenting intervention

Reviews test results with physicians or other care providers in a timely manner

Review patient testing, interpreting and communicating results in a manner consistent with the age of the patient.

Sets parameters in accordance with established protocols or physician orders

Understands the relationship between various pieces of clinical equipment and the associated age related needs

Uses appropriate body mechanics when lifting, positioning and transporting patients and/or equipment

Using sterile techniques, prepares patient monitoring lines and calibrates monitors

Utilizes clinical expertise to assist unit staff in providing patient care and education

Verifies treatment levels or procedures against established guidelines

Required Qualifications:
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Must demonstrate ability to perform all phases of neurodiagnostic testing

Current BLS certification required by time of hire

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Must be eligible to take the EEG Exam for ABRET credentials (be a student or graduate of a CAAHEP-accredited END program, OR associate's degree plus one year experience in END, OR at least three years experience in END)

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of UCI policies and procedures

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