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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a per diem FGP EEG Technician, based in Huntington, Long Island.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for overseeing and conducting of routine, ambulatory, and bedside EEGs, as well as complex EEG, and video-monitoring on patients utilizing appropriate recording machines. If necessary,do to lack of prior exposure, on job training for hook-up of intra operative hook-up of grid patients.Maintenance of electrode integrity throughout patient hospitalization. Archiving and burning of patient files to CD or DVD
Prepares patient for testing and administers routine EEG. a. Introduces self to patient, and explains what will be done during the EEG test. Answers inquiries and reassures patient during test in order to obtain the patient's cooperation for the best performance of the test. Measures head appropriately, places electrodes properly, and checks their performance. Prepares patients using proper departmental criteria and techniques to ensure integrity of recordinqs.
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, etc. when necessary. Upon completion of test, removes electrodes and gel, cleans patient's head, and wipes down equipment. Carries out assignment from start to finish within time frame for respective task (e.g., routine EEG - 1 hr., hook up of inpatient - 45 minutes, etc.).
Hooks up surgical grid patients utilizing appropriate montages. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of continuous video monitoring including intra-operative monitoring such as corticography. a. Properly hooks up continuous video-monitoring patients utilizing appropriate montages. Knows and understands intra-operative monitoring including corticoqraphy, and hooks up surgical qrid patients utilizing appropriate montages.
Documents all patient related data according to departmental procedure. a. Abstracts relevant information from the patient's clinical record and obtains additional information by questioning the patient's parent, if minor. Accurately assigns individual EEG number to patient avoiding duplication of numbers. Appropriately archives and burns data onto CD's, 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 loq books and onto CD's. Is familiar with filing of CD's, videos, and recordings
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. Overseeing and conducting of Routine EEG studies and one year of video-monitoring (CCTV-EEG) experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Registration by the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technicians (ASET)preferred
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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