The Electroneurophysiology END Tech I EEG Monitoring Technologist watches and observes all patient movements to identify clinical and subclinical seizures throughout the recordings for any patient on long-term EEG. The purpose of the monitoring staff is to identify seizures, malfunctions with video and leads as well as document subtle seizures and/or spells that patients have throughout the night. This tech is required to perform and setup routine and long-term EEGs as well, but in a limited capacity.
Patient Monitoring: Observes, records and attempts to eliminate outside disturbances and body movements that can affect recording of cerebral activity. Identifies clinical and subclinical seizures, and annotates multiple EEGs during the afternoon/evening. Annotations of seizures and other spells for all long term EEGs on continuous monitoring.
EEG and LTM Examinations: Performs EEG procedures with indirect supervision 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 and make necessary annotations on EEG recording. Notes conditions which may affect recording. Operates equipment, and notes body movements for benefit of interpretation.
Equipment Maintenance: Reports all equipment problems in a timely manner to Clinical Engineer or Facilities as needed. Makes adjustments and/or repairs as necessary. Troubleshoots problems and keeps the procedure areas and equipment clean, tidy and well-stocked at all times.
Communication: Communicates with Lead technologist and with Manager on a daily basis regarding problems with equipment and general workflow related to patient care/equipment issues and service excellence.
Other Duties: Prepares reports of recordings for interpretation by physician. Edits, indexes and files recordings and related materials. Assists in the instruction of Electroneurodiagnostic (END) techs and or students as needed.
High school graduate or equivalent with 1-year experience working in a Neurodiagnostic patient care environment; OR
Student enrolled at least 6 months in ABRET recognized program and 6 months experience working in a patient care environment, OR
Bachelors degree in a related field.
Experience working in a patient care environment.
Code of conduct
Respect in the workplace
Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Enrollment in or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Neurodiagnostic Program; OR
An Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Twoyears of Experience in Pediatric and Adult EEG, long term monitoring and EMU.
HRC, DCH, and KPV locations on campus. Possible exposure to human tissue/fluids and direct patient contact.Ability to carry and lift up to 50 pounds.Ability to sit for up to 8 continuous hours a day. Some standing, bending or leaning forward may be needed.
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