NEUROPHYSIOLOGY TECH II 9/16/2016

Yale New Haven Health New Haven, CT

Company
Yale New Haven Health
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
8897
AJE Ref #
576201991
Location
New Haven, CT
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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OVERVIEW

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Performs standard and complex EEG recordings including proficiency in other neurodiagnostic modalities. Must be adept with all age groups and special needs populations. Performs neurodiagnostic procedures in a variety of patient care settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and ICUs: MICU, SICU, Neuroscience ICU, and New Born Special Care Unit.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

RESPONSIBILITIES

* 1. Prepares the patient, conducts various physiologic studies and collects pertinent information to ensure proper interpretation by the physician.

* 2. Performs standard and complex EEG recordings (wake and asleep, bedside, isolation and electrocerebral inactivity evaluations).

* 3. Records EEG's from neonates, including those in the Newborn Special Care Unit as requested by the referring physician.

* 4. Reviews the Patient's neurological status and clinical history from the chart, patient or other knowledgeable persons. Explains the recording procedures to the patient and other persons in a detailed manner prior to the procedure as evidenced by the Patient Satisfaction Survey.

* 5. Adapts methods and instrumentation to obtain optimal results based on history, clinical observations and test findings for interpretation at the time of review by the physician.

* 6. Performs high quality EEG recordings on adult and pediatric patients.

* 7. Meets emergency EEG On Call requirements as determined by the Patient Services Manager, Neurophysiology.

* 8. Follows established safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties to ensure a safe environment.

* 9. Consistently demonstrates a complete knowledge of body mechanics.

* 10. Demonstrates a concern for cleanliness of self and work area on a daily basis and practices proper infection control techniques per YNHH policy.

* 11. Keeps equipment in clean operating condition daily and performs maintenance and minor repairs of laboratory equipment and reports the need for major repairs as soon as possible.

* 12. Provides appropriate patient care during seizure which would include activating emergency button for help, immediately turning patient's head to one side to prevent aspiration, restraining arms and legs to prevent injury to himself or falling off bed, even though guardrails are up, stays with patient until seizure is over with settings adjusted to capture seizure activity and details observation of clinical manifestations during seizure and other patient emergency situations.

* 13. Retrieves and enters data into the CCSS/SCM system.

* 14. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in using EPIC scheduling system

* 15. Assists in the training and instruction of Neurophysiology Technologist I, when necessary as determined by the Patient Services Manager, Neurophysiology.

* 16. Assists in research studies or special projects when requested by the Patient Services Manager, Neurophysiology.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

Graduation from high school or equivalent. Previous education in life science or allied health field preferrable. Graduate of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of three (3) years performing standard and complex neurodiagnostic procedures required. Long-term monitoring (LTM) in an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) a plus.

LICENSURE

R.EEG.T. or equivalent (such as R.EP.T. or R.PSG.T.) required.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Possession of the skills and knowledge required by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) for national board certification. Proficiency with the International 10-20 System of Electrode Placement. Ability to perform collodion electrode application beneficial. Ability to deal with critically ill adult and pediatric patients in ICU settings. Proficient in working with and troubleshooting the sophisticated computerized equipment required to perform multimodal neurodignostic procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMAND

No special conditions.