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EEG/LTM Tech IV - Reader (Full Time, Day shift)

NEURO-SCIENCE CENTER Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 25663

Description

Job Summary

Responsible for the technical operation of the laboratory performing clinical or research work; performs job functions following the "Guidelines for EEG and Long Term Neurodiagnostic Monitoring in Epilepsy" as set down by the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists. Performs complex studies with little to no supervision.

Job Specific Duties

  • Performs EEG or Evoked Potential testing and updates in Cerner. Adapts methods and instrumentation to obtain optimal results based on history, clinical observation, and EEG findings. 
  • Reviews current EEG Activity on Cerner video database. 
  • Interacts with various computer programs to print out sample recordings from the original digital EEG data; edits data from the computer and prints out selected data for review by the Neurologist. 
  • Takes specific instructions from the physician regarding electrode placement, Hyper vent and Cortic Stimulation.
  • Maintains equipment in clean operating condition and ensures safety of the patient at all times. Reports the need for any repairs within 24 hours. 
  • Performs data retrieval, reduction operations and Video EEG records in a form suitable for interpretation by the physician including prescreening EEG and behavioral data. 
  • Analyzes complex ictal and interictal features as well as artifacts encountered in standard EEG studies; defining segments for later analysis by the physician.
  • Performs all EEGs and Long Term Video-EEG Monitoring in the EEG Lab or Seizure Unit using the International 10-20 system as well as Supplementary Positions.
  • Performs ECOG to patients during specific OR procedures and performs subdural EEG from 64 - 228 electrodes. 
  • Performs other specialized studies such as Functional Brain Stimulation and Mapping (direct cortical stimulation), ECS recordings and SPECT and PET Scan Studies. 
  • Provides appropriate patient care and detailed observation of clinical manifestations during seizures and other patient emergency situations. 
  • Prepares the data set montage, filters settings and performs dips to tell how many seizures. 
  • Performs walking handoff with Technicians in providing critical patient data needed to support a high level of patient care. 
  • Documents within the scope of practice all electronic medical record (EMR) meaningful use required fields in an effort to optimize utilization. 
  • Participates in Lean initiative to improve processes for opportunities to deliver higher quality, cost effective care, with greater customer service, & which impact can be measured by way of metrics. 
  • Utilizes Lean methodology to improve the family experience in the Brain Institute. Actively involved in continuously improving the patient experience and in the service recovery process. 

Qualifications

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technology program accredited by Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or equivalent formal on-the-job training
  • ABRET - Amer Brd Reg Electroneuro Tech - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • 4-7 years experience as Electroencephalographic Technologist II with emphasis in pediatrics, neonates and Intensive Care

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • LTM and Evoked Potentials experience in the Operating Room monitoring preferred
  • Experience in electronics and/or computer science is advantageous
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions
  • Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client’s need
  • Ability to work well with others and the willingness to learn new procedures


Job :

Imaging & Radiology

Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

NEURO-SCIENCE CENTER-2100-714750

Job Status


:Full Time
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