Neurodiagnostic Technician

  • Requisition ID: 171515
  • Department: 200296 Electrodiagnosis
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Day
  • Category: Allied Health
Position Purpose

This position assists in complex Neurodiagnostic procedures of the central and peripheral nervous system for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological diseases in accordance industry, Federal, State, TJC, NAEC, and Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET, and AANEM requirements. The Electro Neurodiagnostic Technician participates in the implementation of ASET, ACNS, AANEM Standards of Care and physician orders to achieve the goal of effective utilization of services and improved patient outcomes. In conjunction with leadership, this position is responsible for recommending the delivery of patient care through proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and electro neurodiagnostic practitioner skills.

Nature and Scope

This position is accountable and responsible for the assistance and performance of Neurodiagnostic examinations under the supervision of the Neurodiagnostic Supervisor, Registered Neurodiagnostic technologists and or Supervising physician. The Neurodiagnostic Technician is required to function as a role model, professional resource for the Neurodiagnostic staff, physicians, and ancillary departments. This position is expected to integrate the electrodiagnostic needs of the patient with other care providers to achieve desired results. The Neurodiagnostic Technician is responsible for keeping current on technological advances within the electro neurodiagnostic practice and is expected to continue to advance and become well versed in appropriate clinical areas. The incumbent participates actively in the pursuit of becoming Registered and or Certified in the Neurodiagnostic professional field.

 

This position demonstrates anatomic and physiological data through proper electrode application, preparation of a technical history to aid the interpreting physician, selection of test protocol, and clinical observation of the test subject. The Neurodiagnostic Technician reviews Neurodiagnostic studies for integrity of electrodes and equipment, technique, patient safety, and completeness according to the ABRET, AANEM, ASET and ACNS Standards and guidelines, as well as laboratory policies and procedures. Participates in educational sessions contributing technical and professional growth knowledge to students, allied health personnel, and physicians. Evaluates new instrumentation and biomedical equipment related to electro neurodiagnostic technology.

 

The Neurodiagnostic Technician is required to assist/perform Neurodiagnostic studies on the brain, auditory system, visual system, somatosensory system, and other central and peripheral structures in all areas of the medical centers including, but not limited to, the department, at the bedside, Emergency Room, and the Operating Room. The Neurodiagnostic Technician will acquire the necessary skills to perform new Neurodiagnostic studies as they are added to the service product line. The neurodiagnostic Technician will be required to actively train into all test applications and acquire the skills necessary to work autonomously.

 

The Neurodiagnostic Technician is responsible for participating in all aspects of the technical production of all exams offered in the Neurodiagnostic product line. This includes, but is not limited to, EEGs, Long Term Monitoring of Epilepsy, 24-hour EEGs, Evoked Potentials, NCS, and Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring. The incumbent is required to participate in maintaining all Neurodiagnostic exam records and files. It is expected that all staff maintain a healing, aesthetic environment.

 

The Neurodiagnostic Technician has the authority to schedule patients according to the department policies, to evaluate if a patient is capable of tolerating an examination, to determine what type of procedure to follow, and to suggest the best location for testing.

 

This position greets patients, physicians, and the general public in a manner consistent with the Purpose Statement, Values, and Standards of Conduct of Renown Health. The Neurodiagnostic Technician is challenged to operate a variety of sophisticated electrophysiological Neurodiagnostic units and reading center devices.

 

The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to patients ranging in age from newborn through geriatric and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department competency with special population standards.

 

This position does provide patient care.

Disclaimer

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Name Description  

Education:

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Associate degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology or equivalent education and/or experience preferred.

 

Experience:

Three years of recent Hospital/Neurology/Medical experience preferred.

 

License(s):

The ability to obtain and maintain a Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (R.EEG.T) from American Board of Electroencephalographic (ABRET) or a Registered Nerve Conduction Study Technologist (R.NCS. T.) from American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET)/ Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) from American Board of Electroencephalographic (ABRET) within 36 months of hire.

 

Certification(s):

American Heart Association CPR certification for health care providers is required within 60 days of employment.

 

Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Benefits

Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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    Flexibile Work Environment

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