EEG TECH TRAINEE - NEURODIAGNOSTICS

North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on August 30, 2022
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     Weekdays 8am-4pm; weekend rotations 8am-2:30pm

Exempt: No 

Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Neurodiagnostics / Sleep Disorder Coordinator, Neurologist and EEG Techs, performs EEG’s. 

Other information:

Education:
High School Graduate Required. An Associate’s Degree at the time of hire is preferred.

Experience:
6 months experience in patient care setting is preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Must obtain CPR certification within six months of hire.

Physical Demands:
Strength:Medium
Lift:Frequently
Push:Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Pull:Occasionally
Stand: Occasionally
Carry:Occasionally
Walk:Frequently

Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision the trainee:

1.Measures and accurately applies electrodes according to the international 10-20 System.Ensures that electrode impedances meet laboratory standards.

2.Obtains and documents comprehensive patient history.

3.Performs EEG record according to the standards of the department (routine, sleep, bedside, and electro-cerebral silence recording).

4.Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording.This may include control settings, extra electrodes, extra montages, and the use of activation procedures.Knowledge of appropriate calibration and how to make adjustments.

5.Documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor patient or environmental artifact.

6.Responds appropriately in emergency situations.

7.Obtains knowledge of basic infection control standards relating to patient and equipment.

8.Obtains knowledge of EEG internet application for physician interpretation.

9.Reports critical monitors to Neurologist at the time of recording when needed.

10.Maintains equipment in working order.Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and report to supervisor promptly.

11.Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills with patients, patient families, department staff, physicians and other hospital staff.

12.Knowledge of neuro-anatomy and physiology, basic electronics and electrical safety, and general knowledge of EEG instrumentation, pattern recognition and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence EEG.

13.Participates in conferences and technical meetings as assigned.

14.Perform other duties as assigned.

15.Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and StateRegulatory guidelines.