NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals - Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center - plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Electroneurodiagnostic Tech.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and conducting routine, ambulatory, and bedside EEGs, as well as complex EEG and video-monitoring on patients utilizing appropriate recording machines.
Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of duties. Provides for patient comfort and arranges equipment for procedures. Must be able to work well with babies, children, adolescents, and adults, including parents and caregivers. Prepares equipment and supplies according to established departmental procedures. Interacts with patients by identifying self to patient. Verifies the identity of the patient by checking the patient ID bracelet or through verbal acknowledgement by patient. Explains the procedures and equipment to the patient clearly. Answers inquiries and reassures patient during test in order to obtain the patients cooperation for the best performance of the test. Provides for patient privacy at all times. Prepares patient for testing and administers routine EEG with a high degree of technical competency, independently. Performs continuous video EEG (VEEG) monitoring independently using scalp electrode placements with appropriate documentation. Measures head appropriately, places electrodes properly, and checks their integrity. Prepares patients using proper departmental criteria and techniques to ensure quality of recordings. Maintains VEEG recording daily, including restarting and transferring studies daily, periodic checks of electrode impedance and monitoring of scalp sites for skin breakdown. Obtains standard recordings, recognizes artifacts, and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them. Appropriately uses activating procedures such as hyperventilation, photic stimulation, and sleep. Monitors other variables during EEG such as electromyograms, electrocardiograms, electro-oculograms, respiration when necessary.
Upon completion of test, removes electrodes and gel, cleans patients head, and wipes down equipment. Carries out assignment within a realistic time frame. Modifies standard recording techniques as required by special problems and unanticipated circumstances. Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of EEG monitoring. Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the broad range of epilepsy symptoms and pathologies. Performs, assesses and critiques the patient's EEG deciding what is necessary for a complete diagnostic study. Alerts the appropriate medical staff of abnormalities that require immediate attention. Is prepared to assist the neurologist in the event of a patient seizure. Informs physician of any changes in patient's condition. Hooks up surgical grid patients utilizing appropriate montages. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of continuous EEG monitoring including intra-operative monitoring such as corticography. Knows and understands intra-operative monitoring including corticography, and hooks up patients with surgically implanted subdural electrodes, utilizing appropriate montages.
Properly hooks up continuous VEEG monitoring patients utilizing appropriate montages. Assists in the performance of intraoperative corticography procedures. Ensures that necessary equipment is present and set-up appropriately in the operating rooms. Provides additional assistance as necessary. Performs advanced interpretation of EEG recordings, with the ability to recognize pathological patterns including seizures in adult and pediatric patients. Prepares descriptive report of test procedure and results for physician information and subsequent interpretation. Reviews files for seizure activity and marks appropriate sections for physician review. Completes prior to 10AM. Notifies physician of findings requiring immediate review.
Documents all patient related data according to departmental procedure. Utilizes patient chart in obtaining pertinent history as necessary and obtains additional information by questioning the patient/parent, if minor. Accurately assigns individual EEG number to patient avoiding duplication of numbers. Maintains VEEG archive and report database. Retrieves, copies, and prints data as requested. Appropriately archives and burns data onto CDs or server, and double checks integrity before deleting data from hard-drive/server. Follows departmental guidelines for documentation of patient data (e.g., name, date, EEG number, date of events, when applicable, etc.) into appropriate log books and onto CDs. Is familiar with filing of CDs, videos, and recordings. Performs cleaning of required equipment. Cleans and prepares equipment daily prior to using on patients. Detects equipment malfunctions, makes minor maintenance adjustments, and follows departmental guidelines for troubleshooting equipment and alerts the EEG Lab Supervisor and/or Lead EEG Technologist when unable to resolve issue at hand. Optimizes networking and software performance in conjunction with EEG Lab Supervisor, Lead EEG Technologist, and/or physicians. Demonstrates knowledge of the hospital and applicable vendor systems as they relate to the EEG Laboratory. Demonstrates ability to access patient information such as appointment times, type of exam, and patient reports, for both out-patients and in-patients. Attends conferences/weekly review as required. Participates regularly in continuing education activities.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have an R.EEG.T registration from ABRET is required. High School Diploma or equivalent, Three years of video EEG experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional certifications from ABRET in CLTM monitoring is advantageous. Certified in BCLS.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. And just as our employees invest so much in us, we invest in our employees. We're pleased to have one of the most competitive compensation packages not only among New York's hospitals and healthcare institutions, but within the corporate sector as well. We begin with exceptional medical, dental, and drug coverage. We enhance this basic coverage with comprehensive wellness programs, and supplement those with retirement investment and benefits plans, and generous paid time off allowances. Add to that a very attractive tuition program, and you'll see just some of the ways that NYU Langone Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to our employees.
NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Langone Medical Center's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.