EEG Technologist (FT), Neuro Diagnostics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire





Job Description:


***EEG Technologists
sign on incentives: up to $7500***

 

 

Performs standard and some specialized Electroencephalograph
recordings, long term video monitoring, and trains to perform evoked potential
testing in the EEG Laboratory and all inpatient care areas of the medical
center.  

 

Responsibilities:
A listing of the key responsibilities:

 


  1. Secures
    appropriate patient information, explains test procedures to patients and
    families while providing patient support and comfort.  Performs routine EEG’s.  Attaches electrodes in standard 10-20 and
    10-10 positions.  Continually evaluates
    the quality and accuracy of recordings and documents activities.

  2. Follows
    calibration procedures for all recordings.

  3. Performs
    quality routine EEG’s using proper lead placement for best possible test
    outcome.

  4. Recognizes,
    monitors, and/or eliminates electrode artifacts.

  5. Enhances
    EEG abnormalities by implementing alternative nonstandard montages and machine
    settings.

  6. Performs
    routine activation procedures such as hyperventilation and photic stimulation.

  7. Recognizes
    normal patterns, normal variants, and abnormal patterns.

  8. Has
    knowledge of how various medical and pharmacological conditions affect the EEG.

  9. Understands
    the clinical correlation of abnormal EEG patterns and how they pertain to
    various disease states.  Communicates
    appropriately questions or questionable findings to appropriate clinical staff.

  10. Performs
    specialized EEG procedures once trained, adapting procedures to particular
    clinical circumstances.

  11. Performs
    long term inpatient video monitoring.

  12. Trains
    to perform visual, brainstem and somatosensory evoked potentials.

  13. Observes
    sanitation protocols and techniques pertaining to the cleaning of electrodes,
    work areas and equipment.  Properly
    cleans and adjusts EEG instrumentation. 

  14. Inspects
    and ensures proper maintenance of EEG and computer averaging machinery.

  15. Performs
    off hour call as assigned.

  16. Assists
    with any resident or fellow training appropriate for an EEG tech.

  17. Attends
    EEG review sessions and in-service training as required.

  18. Performs
    other duties as required or assigned.

***External hires only, and certain conditions apply 











Minimum
Qualifications:


  • Enrollment in or completion of
    Associate’s Degree program required.

  • College level courses in anatomy and
    physiology, basic electronics and medical terminology preferred.

  • Knowledge of video EEG monitoring
    desirable.

  • Maturing and ability to establish good
    rapport with patients, public and staff.

  • Capacity to deal with severely ill
    patients.

  • Attend specific courses and seminars on
    eletroneurodiagnostic testing, with special emphasis on EEG for continued
    education.

  • Take and pass ABRET (American Board of
    Registration of Electroencephalography & Evoked Potential Technologists)
    EEG certification exam once eligible.

 

Required
Licensure/Certification Skills:


  • BLS Certification

  • End of year one in role, the EEG
    Technologist is to have an outlined plan for taking the ABRET EEG Certification
    Exam.

  • Currently registered in
    the state of New Hampshire as a Medical Technician.*

 

*The
state of New Hampshire requires that this position be registered as a Medical
Technician per NH RSA 328-1.  If not
currently registered, the candidate must be willing to obtain registration
prior to beginning employment.  D-H will
provide assistance (including payment of fees) in obtaining registration. 

























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