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The ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST 2 will provide neurodiagnostic services at UWMC in the EEG lab.
Independently perform special or complex electroneurodiagnostic procedures such as EEGs, evoked potentials, or monitoring in various settings, such as in the clinical lab, at the patient's bedside, operating room or other environment. Responsible for collecting and analyzing data. Performs technical interpretation of data and relates findings to physicians and/or neurophysiologist. Trains END technologists and other personnel as needed. Provides work direction to others. May participate in clinical investigative or research activities. Performs scheduling and other clerical duties. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality (CQI) improvement activities. Patient Set-up and Care
Greets patient and family.
Verifies identity of patient by asking patient to spell name, checking ID number, date of birth and/or verifying ID band.
Educates patient and family on the test procedure and interacts with the patient on a level appropriate to the patient's age, mental capacity, and comprehension.
Obtains patient's medical history and relevant information including medications; documents patient information on appropriate worksheet.
Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, neonate through geriatric population.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Communicates promptly and appropriately with medical staff regarding care of the patient.
Practices infection control methods and complies with departmental/institutional guidelines for handling infectious and hazardous materials.
Cleans up patient thoroughly at the end of each procedure.
Performing the Procedure and Acquiring Data
In a timely manner, accurately measures and securely applies electrodes using standardized electrode placement systems and multiple electrode application techniques as needed.
Measures electrode impedances and ensures that they remain acceptable during the recording session.
Records electrical activity using standard montages and protocols and following published guidelines.
Documents recording parameters, technical and clinical observations on the recording.
Acquires technically adequate data that is interpretable and relatively artifact-free.
Recognizes and identifies artifacts from various sources; troubleshoots and eliminates or monitors artifacts
Implements alternative methods or adjusts parameters to obtain optimal recording as needed.
Meets other nationally published specific competencies related to the procedure or modality being performed, for example, standards published by ACNS, AAEM, and ASET among others.
Use and Maintenance of Equipment
Proficient in the use of computerized and other equipment in performing END procedures.
Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts equipment as needed to ensure that instrumentation standards are met.
Troubleshoots equipment problems; initiates repair and takes steps to resolve problems.
Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order at all times. Cleans and disinfects appropriately after use.
Verifies that equipment meets current preventive maintenance schedule and notifies supervisor or clinical engineering if PM date has expired
Operates equipment safely and ensures electrical safety of patient and staff at all times.
Data Analysis and Reporting
Analyzes data and relates technical interpretation of data to physicians and neurophysiologist.
Completes required documentation and worksheets for each procedure per established protocol.
Documents surgical monitoring events and any unusual findings or circumstances and provides this information promptly to the neurophysiologist or physician.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Maintains a daily log of all procedures performed and/or updates patient database accordingly.
Archives data per established protocol.
Communication and Relationship with Others
Communicates appropriately and clearly to coworkers, physicians and patients.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
Follows established standards and protocols of the particular recording site, such as intensive care unit and the operating room as they relate to the test being performed.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Demonstrates the ability and willingness to orient new staff members.
Performs special and/or complex END procedures
Completes fee sheets accurately and submits within 24 hours of the procedure.
Checks daily schedule for work assignments and participates in assigning work as appropriate.
Provides work direction to others.
Assists in patient scheduling using computerized scheduling system.
Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and notifies appropriate staff when items are needed. Initiates purchase as needed.
Provides input in the purchase of new equipment and other budget matters.
Utilizes E-mail and Internet resources as required according to clinic practice and within University guidelines.
Participates in research projects, conferences and technical meetings.
Acts a resource to office staff.
Performs other related duties, such as filing, performing audits, and filling out medical center surveys.
Successful completion of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist training program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation AND one year of experience in a laboratory performing clinical electroneurodiagnostic tests OR equivalent education/experience.
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