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Electroneurodiagnostic Technician

Job Code

30001122

Basic Function

This position functions in the  neuro-lab or surgical operating room collecting patient's electroneurodiagnostic data.  This data will then be assigned and interpreted by the appropriate supervising professional.

Scope

Performs Electroneurodiagnostic studies on patients eligible for care in JHAH facilities. Receives technical supervision from Physician/Neurophysiologist or appropriate specialist. Reports to supervisor, Neuroscience Institute.

Principal Contacts

Has daily direct contact with physicians, nurses, and patients in providing electroneurodiagnostic studies.

Principal Duties

  1. Performs varied and complex procedures including Somatosensory Evoked Potentials, Visual & Auditory Evoked Potentials, Facial nerve monitoring, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG) and other related neurodiagnostic test.
  2. Possesses the skill of accurate and stable electrode placement for recording and stimulating.
  3. Recognize proficiently the recorded waveforms and understand how to optimize them.
  4. Carries out the neurodiagnostic procedures performed and is aware of existing guidelines that apply.
  5. Identify technical and physiological problems during examination in complex environments such as intensive care units, bedside, emergency units and operating rooms.
  6. Calibrates and operates the electro neurodiagnostic instrumentation.
  7. Possesses knowledge about electrical safety, situations that may increase the risk of injury to the patient, and the implications for all type of electrode applications.
  8. Possesses knowledge about the use of collodion, acetone, or other biohazardous or flammable materials.
  9. Troubleshoots and corrects any recording instrument malfunction.

Education

  • 2 years Diploma degree in related field
  • Certification/competency in one or more neurodiagnostic modalities
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred.

Experience

Must have a minimum of three years of experience in routine electroneurodiagnostic testing under the supervision of a qualified physician/neurophysiologist

 

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

Appropriate modality certification from credible association in individuals home country (for example North American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET), Registered Electroencephalogram Technologists (R.EEG T), Regostered Evoked Potential Technologists (R. EP T), Certified in Neurophysiological Interoperative Monitoring (CNIM), etc…)