Cedars-Sinai Neurodiagnostic Tech in Marina del Rey, California
Under general supervision of the physician, the Neurodiagnostic Technician performs prescribed radiologic/diagnostic procedures requiring specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population. Ensures accurate diagnostic results for patients of any age of graphically recorded impulses generated by the brain providing quality outcomes by performing EEG (electroencephalogram) consistent with department policies. The NeurodiagnosticTechnician will obtain and record patient identification, medical history or test results and explain testing procedures. Attach electrodes to patient's head to obtain brain activity readings. Operate equipment to record electrical activity of the brain readings. Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure. Prepare readings for interpretation by a physician. File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.
•Experience performing Electroencephalogram (EEG) and evoked potential studies.
•Recognition of ictal and inter-ictal electrographic patterns.
•Ability to manage clinical seizure and/or other medical emergencies as required.
•Experience / background with performing respiratory care or sleep disorder testing.
•Prepares facilities in accordance with procedural requirements; calibrates equipment, and prepares medicine and materials as required; cleans and disinfects equipment in accordance with sterile procedures and standards.
•Prepares patient for procedures as appropriate to requirements; explains procedures to patients and positions patients as appropriate to prescribed procedure; assists patients at end of procedure.
•Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use in administering procedures; calibrates and adjusts equipment as appropriate; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; adjusts shields; selects appropriate devices/equipment.
•Follows prescribed procedure in the administration of procedure; determines appropriate calibrations and/or techniques, arranges immobilization and/or support devices, and selects appropriate devices/equipment.
•Maintains stock supplies and assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase; performs general office duties such as delivering and retrieving studies, recording procedure codes for billing purposes, typingforms, and scheduling patients.
•May take mobile unit to patient's room or other setting to perform procedures, as appropriate to the operational context of the specific position.
•Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED. Successful completion of education/training to obtain necessary technologist certification(s).
Current registration as a Polysomnographic (PSG) Technologist by BRPT, or Electroencephalogram (EEG) Technologist by ABRET or Electrophysiology (EP) Technologist by ABRET.
Training and experience:
One year of current experience within the last three years in a comparable job classification required. Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification for HealthCare Workers or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification for HealthCare workers from the American Heart Association. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information. Knowledge of Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional. Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, latex/non-latex gloves) as needed. Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members. Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner. Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English. Knowledge of medical/surgical terminology.
•Physical Demands-Stooping, turning, bending, squatting, kneeling and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds; constant/repetitive standing; requires normal, correctable vision and hearing, and the ability to accurately discern color as necessary to perform job functions.