The END Technologist 2 prepares patients and conducts routine and advanced outpatient and inpatient END procedures; collects data pertinent to the interpretation of test results and assists medical staff with complex recordings.
Patient Preparation. Tech documents a comprehensive patient history including neurological symptoms and medications. For EEG: this tech measures and accurately applies electrodes in less than 30mins and with appropriate impedance of <5kohms. The Tech 2 is able to use multiple electrode application techniques; observes, records, and attempts to eliminate artifact and body movements that can affect recording of cerebral activity, and prepares a technical report. Learns and applies basic EEG waveform recognition, relevant medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, current HIPPA practices, and contraindications for activation procedures. For NCV: this tech accurately applies electrodes and enters data into the computer to determine nerve conduction velocity. Assists, teaches and mentors- physicians, residents, fellows and new employees in NCV/EMG procedures. For the NCV Tech only- this class may also perform intermittent lead tech duties.
EEG, EP, NCV, AT Examinations. This tech performs at least one modality and in accordance with the standards and protocols of the department. Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recordings. Observes and records conditions and reactions of patients during exam; notes extraneous conditions which may affect recording; operates equipment; notes body movements for benefit of interpretation by neurologist. For EEG the Tech 2 is able to perform more advanced ICU, EMU, WADA studies as well as routine inpatient and outpatient studies. For NCV the tech is able to perform more advanced studies such as blink reflexes and H-reflexes.
Equipment Maintenance. Maintains clean testing equipment, maintains proper sanitization of supplies and surrounding area, and reports equipment malfunctions in writing to the engineer.
Miscellaneous. Performs advanced test; prepares reports of recordings for interpretation by physician; edits, types, archives and stores files in accordance to lab policy. The Tech 2 communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient to convey the purpose of the EEG/EP/NCV, and answer questions surrounding the test as well as with higher level personnel. Understands why and how to troubleshoot common EEG/EP/NCV/ artifacts and protocols with a conscious effort to maintain safety standards.
Customer Satisfaction. Follows AIDET customer service philosophy. Understands AIDET and how to correct the most common customer service complaints. Follows Press Ganey scores and helps the department to achieve the highest level scores possible by working to become a leader in customer service.
High school diploma or GED
One year of experience in the performance of procedures in a patient care environment
Certification in one of the following:
EEG/Electroencephalography: R. EEG T.
EP/Evoked Potentials: R. T.
NCS/Nerve Conduction Studies: R.NCS.T.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.
BS or Masters degree in an allied health education program with the completion of an END program.
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