Under the general supervision
of the EEG Lead Technologist(s) and according to established procedures
conducts electroencephalographic examinations collects information and
prepares impressions of findings to assist physician in evaluating and
diagnosing cerebral conditions by recording the brains electrical
activity. Such activities can be
performed in either a clinical or interoperative setting. When in the operating room setting monitors
EEG activity of patients under local or general anesthesia. Performs evoked potential monitoring (EVP)
1.Performs a full range of EEG and EVP procedures in various
hospital settings i.e. operating room special procedures section of
radiology and the laboratory.
the brain activity of patients under anesthesia and communicates pertinent
information to the surgeon during procedures.
Notes clamping of arteries post-clamping conditions and sew-up to watch
for EEG changes when administering EEG tests in the operating room.
EEG monitoring when assigned to the special procedures laboratory or operating
room to include brain mapping intraoperative EEG Evoked Potential Monitoring
and special electrode recordings.
patient to obtain pertinent medical history to explain and instruct patient
regarding procedure and to allay anxiety and elicit cooperation. Abstracts additional relevant information
from patients chart or medical record.
that electrodes are sterilized applies electrodes on predetermined measured
positions on patients head and checks electrode performance. Uses appropriate precautionary measures to
prevent infections when using needle electrodes. Uses judgement in placement of electrodes in
deviating from standard practice to obtain reading.
and checks the accuracy of response and as necessary adjusts channels of EEG
and EVP apparatus. Checks intravenous
and oxygen apparatus on patients requiring such therapy and reports any
malfunction to appropriate personnel.
predetermined electrode combinations as well as special combinations
appropriate to the specific case.
Obtains and continuously scans recordings recognizes artifacts and
takes appropriate action to eliminate them.
Uses activating procedures such as hyperventilation and photic
stimulation to induce and record brain reaction. Notifies supervisor when sleep induction is
required and obtains recordings.
notation on record of all actions taken during procedure and records clinical
manifestations observed during tests such as patients degree of alertness
and analyzes tracings. Prepares
impressions of findings indicating technical changes that are focal
laterilized paroxysmal or artifactual.
perform premature baby testing both at Rhode Island Hospital and Women and
Infants Hospital. Provides patient
preparation including measuring of head and placement of electrodes.
three physiological parameters in addition to multi-channel EEG recordings: eye
movements respiration cardiac activity.
Records changes to explain EEG findings.
WADA studies in radiology special procedures.
conduct closed circuit video recordings requiring knowledge of equipment. Monitors patient at bedside for extended
periods of time.
patients with specialized electrodes.
Adheres to proper sterilization procedures in placing needle electrodes
on patients. Provides stimulus where
visual / auditory reactions are induced.
equipment in clean operating condition; detects instrumental malfunction; makes
minor repairs and adjustments and reports the need for major repair.
long-term monitoring at bedside for pentabarb coma pediatric and adult
and enhances technical expertise by participating in appropriate educational
activities including attending conferences and meetings and reading relevant
Successful completion of post-high school and one- or
two-year accredited program in EEG Technology including completion of required
Eligibility to sit for written examination for formal
registration by the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic
Technology within three years of placement in position (1000 EEG examinations
Knowledge of EEG techniques concepts and equipment.
Ability to apply knowledge to clinical setting and expand
upon it through experience.
Knowledge of pathological disorders directly affecting brain
and other medical conditions indirectly causing brain dysfunction.
Manual dexterity to measure and place electrodes accurately
and manipulate controls on EEG machines.
Visual acuity and capacity for sustained attention to detect
minor differences or abnormalities while scanning a moving graph of constantly
changing data for periods of up to two hours.
Analytical ability and communication skills necessary to
formulate and write concise technical impressions of EEG findings.
Interpersonal skills to explain procedures allay anxiety
and gain corporation of very ill patients.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and
cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Up to one year on the job training and experience to become
familiar with wide range of EEG procedures.
Experience preferred though not required
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Normal patient care environment with some exposure to
infectious disease or unpleasant patient care activities. Some exposure to volatile substances such as
acetone ether and alcohol. Hazards are
minimized by adherence to established safety and infection control guidelines.
Some physical effort to cope with patients with behavioral
problems who may be combative.
Performs independently within department policies and
procedures. Refers specific complex
problems to supervisor where clarification of department policies and
procedures may be required.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Shift 1