Tucson Medical Center
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END Technologist - Neurophysiology-EEG
at Tucson Medical Center
Performs EEG (electroencephalogram) testing. May perform evoked potential/nerve conduction procedures.
Measures and applies electrodes accurately according to international 10-20 system.
Performs EEG procedures on all age groups without supervision.
Performs evoked potential/nerve conduction procedures with supervision as needed.
Performs tests with portable equipment in patient room when necessary.
Recognizes artifact and documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact.
Adapts procedures to particular clinical circumstances, i.e. appropriate control settings changes, use of extra electrodes, extra montages, and use of activation procedures.
Selects predetermined electrode combinations as well as special combinations made necessary by the case under study.
Calibrates and adjusts the EEG apparatus in accordance with standard procedures.
Abstracts relevant information from the patient, patient’s clinical record, or family member, including seizure types, last seizure, medications, and birth history for pediatric patients.
Explains procedures to patients; observes patient for any unusual reactions or events, listing all pertinent information on the record.
Prepares preliminary reports, placing them in the patient’s chart or addressed to the patient’s physician; completes final report for physician interpretation.
Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed.
Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in bed, and turns the patient.
Checks equipment, supplies, and accessories on a regular basis; assists in inventory control and ordering supplies.
Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties assigned.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or graduate of an accredited electroencephalographic technology program or possess equivalent training. Associate’s Degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Eligible for or successful completion of part I written exam for EEG registration by the American Board of Registered Electroencephalographic Technologists (REEGT) preferred. Current Heartsaver CPR (HSCPR or HSFACPR).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of neurodiagnostic studies best practices and measurement techniques.
Skill in conducting EEG and neurodiagnostic measurements.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs and apply basic algebraic concepts.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.