Billings Clinic EEG - Neurodiagnostic Technologist in Billings, Montana
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EEG - Neurodiagnostic Technologist
EEG - CLINIC (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Non-Exempt)
This position is eligible for a $2,500 sign-on incentive
Relocation Assistance offered
This position provides abundant advancement opportunities with skill and pay increases through leveling. Will join a team of Neurodiagnostic Technologists that support in-patient and out-patient EEG testing. In accordance with established procedures, performs EEG (including on-call rotation), Evoked Potentials, Autonomic and/or Nerve Conduction Studies. The technologists are responsible for complete and accurate patient preparation, data acquisition, and providing a safe testing environment. Must have demonstrated communication, problem solving and organizational ability. Must be highly organized, efficient, and able to work independently.
Essential Job Functions
-Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
-Prepares patient for the procedure ordered. Obtains pertinent patient information for performing procedure. Explains procedure to patient and obtains patient’s cooperation for best performance of procedure. Accurately measures prior to electrode/capsule application and prepares patient according to specific test procedure. Properly and accurately applies recording electrodes and lowers electrode resistance. Inputs appropriate patient information into computer. .
-Operates instrument for the test performed. Ensures all equipment is operational prior to procedure. Troubleshoots equipment malfunction. Identifies and reports equipment problems to supervisor. Correctly performs mechanical and biological calibration on appropriate equipment.
-Performs appropriate procedure for physician interpretation. Evaluates patient referral and clinical notes to ensure appropriate testing is performed. Follows established test protocols. Recognizes and discriminates between normal and abnormal patterns/waveforms; deviates from procedure as appropriate. Changes instrument control settings as appropriate for optimum test results. Verifies that all data, calculations and patient information is correct.
-Responsible for cleanliness/maintenance of electrodes and follows established infection control guidelines.
Interacts with patients according to patient care guidelines. Communicates appropriate test instructions to patient.
-Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality.
-Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.
-Performs other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Billings Clinic policy and procedures, both organizational and departmental
• Personal computers, hardware and software
• Microsoft Office Programs (i.e., Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
• Billings Clinic Code of Business Conduct
• Billings Clinic Corporate Compliance Program
• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
• Patient’s/resident’s rights
• Patient safety standards
• Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE) skills
• Brain disorders and EEG testing procedures
• Evoked potential testing procedures and equipment
• Must completely understand department policies/procedures pertaining to essential functions
• Basic computer and electrical equipment skill helpful
• Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Windows, Word, Excel), preferred
• Position requires good communication skills in order to interact with a variety of patients
• Concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 90% of work time, in order to prepare, set up and modify proper tests to identify unusual brain waves and to document and prepare test results for physician interpretation
• Walk and stand for up to 50% of work time, to push and maneuver large bulky portable testing equipment weighing over 100 pounds; occasional lifting, moving and positioning of patients
• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships, both internal and external
• Work independently with minimal supervision
• Incorporate cultural and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care
• Routinely performs duties in an independent manner
• Work schedule must often be modified to accommodate fluctuations in patient workload or acuity
• Sound technical judgment must be used when test practices must occasionally be altered, according to established guidelines, to obtain desired results
• Improper lead placement or equipment operation may result in an inaccurate diagnosis
• Failure to maintain positive internal/external relationships could have a negative impact on the hospital
• Clerical errors could result in inaccurate patient records or charges which could result in patient complaints or loss of revenue
• Failure to adequately train and monitor Neurodiagnostic Technologist performance may result in poor test quality and excessive training costs
• More difficult patients require sound technical judgment and a cautious, calm, reassuring approach.
• The ability to differentiate between significant and non-significant events during surgical monitoring is vital to the welfare and outcome of the patient
• Must maintain current knowledge of neurological disorders and the best associated testing methods
• 2 year / Associate Degree in Applied Science or related Science
• 4 years progressively more responsible related work experience necessary in order to gain advanced level of knowledge of standard and complex EEG procedures, in order to train others and conduct more complex testing procedures.
Certifications and Licenses
• Healthcare Provider CPR certification required
• Must have 4 years of EEG experience or be a current CNT student to apply. Within two years of employment, obtains specific certification through ABRET - Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation (R. EEG T., R. EP T., CNIM, CLTM and CAP); American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM; CNCT) and/or American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET; R.NCS.T.) is required.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered
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