SpecialtyCare continues to grow and we'd like you to grow with us. We are the industry leader in intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services in the US-monitoring over 60,000 cases annually, providing IONM services to over 450 hospitals nationwide, and supporting over 1,700 surgeons. With SpecialtyCare, you will be able to share your acquired expertise with your colleagues and customers, all while providing safer surgery and better outcomes for your patients.
The Neurodiagnostic Technologist is responsible for conducting electroneurodiagnostic procedures on the patient. This includes assessments, testing, the collection and technical interpretation of data, the completion of reports and billing forms.
Nature and Scope: Under the clinical supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Manager and NeuroCare Director perform electroneurodiagnostic studies and tasks at an advanced level due to extensive job knowledge and skills normally acquired through experience and continuing education. Perform routine and complex procedures to obtain data for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system in at least one of the following modalities of Neurodiagnostics: Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Long-Term Monitoring (CLTM) and Transcranial Doppler (TCD).
Provides training and education support to other NeuroCare technologists and/or surgical neurophysiologists as needed. Gathers and documents accurate medical information and documentation. Communicates with other healthcare professionals and delivers high quality patient care.
Explain test procedures so they are understood by the patient and any family members who are present using age appropriate guidelines.
Accurately takes and documents a pertinent history from the patient or chart. Perform one of the following END study: EEG, Evoked Potentials or TCD.
Sets-up patient for appropriate study to include: patient, paperwork, room and equipment.
Measure and accurately apply recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the International 10-20 Electrode Placement System
Calibrate, evaluate and adjust equipment, optimizing recording and stimulation parameters, to acquire salient data and information.
Implement appropriate troubleshooting methods, such as adjusting sensitivity, to assure accurate recording of information.
Keep equipment clean and in proper working order, reporting malfunctions to supervisor and/or manufacturer.
Performs needed daily maintenance on equipment as required.
3.END Recording Runs studies with appropriate documentation on study, observation of the patient, troubleshooting equipment and physiological artifacts, distinguishing normal from abnormal and utilizing appropriate resources to perform study.
Recognizes and takes appropriate action to respond to evolving patient care needs.
Demonstrates ability to apply knowledge to different testing situations to include regular participation in the on-call schedule, working independently on 2nd, 3rd and weekend shifts in the Laboratory or ICU.
4.Documentation Accurately prepare in a timely manner, all records, files and work/technical sheet, including a technical description of the modality recorded, with emphasis on the clinical observations in order to assist the neurologists and/or designated MD with the final interpretation.
5.Additional Duties Demonstrates proper cleaning procedures for the patient, room and equipment after each study.
Uses down time for training, cleaning equipment and reading educational materials.
Assist new Neurodiagnostic Technologists following completion of training.
Attend scientific courses and seminars for continuing education as required.
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Coordinator, Manager or Corporate staff.
1.Graduate CAAHEP accredited END training program or
On the Job Training with minimum of One (1) to two (2) years of experience preferred.
1.One (1) to two (2) years of experience preferred.