Responsibilities include: day to day operations of the department, staffing based on patient load, and assist with quality and efficient patient care. Performs EEGs, ambulatory EEGs for all ages of patients. Performs continuous video EEG epilepsy monitoring, independent intraoperative monitoring and evoked potential studies. Responsible for recording electrical activity of the patient's brain to study epilepsy, convulsive disorders and localizing lesions in the cerebrum. Assist with EMG studies as needed. Performs clerical duties. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality (CQI) improvement activities. If there are trainees in the Neurodiagnostic Department the ND tech II will take part in formal and informal training of the trainees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric and general population
Acts as a resource person for co-workers, physicians and the general hospital staff.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.
Participates in the call rotation
Assists in the continuous evaluation of Neuroscience operations
Delegates and coordinates activities of program staff
Promotes effective intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships.
Provides input to leadership on budgetary, staffing and other operational needs.
Ability to use computerized equipment to perform EEGs ,evoked potential and independent intra-operative monitoring
Obtains patient's medical history from medical record and patient; documents patient information on EEG flow sheet.
Demonstrates the ability to place electrodes on the patient's scalp in the designated areas.
Demonstrates the ability to monitor and interrupt test results in order to make changes or adjustments as needed by the physician.
Responsible for recording and labeling test results. sends test results to ordering physician; files all test results according to policy and procedure.
Maintains a daily log of all procedures performed.
Operates equipment safely and correctly; performs preventative maintenance; reports all malfunctions.
Interacts professionally with patients and/or families; treats patients and families with respect.
Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, neonate through geriatric population.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Educates patient and family about procedure performed.
Ensures electrical safety of patients at all times.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to co-workers, physicians and patients.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Demonstrates the ability and willingness to orient new staff members.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure, meet deadlines, be accurate, and handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
High School Graduate or equivalent.
Completion of educational program for EEG technicians or equivalent experience and is a R.EEG.T (Registered EEG technologist)
Four years of experience performing EEG’s and evoked potentials preferred.
Registrations through one or more of the following registries are encouraged but not mandatory. ABRET (American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologist, R.EEG T. (EEG), R.EPT. (Evoked Potentials) CNIM (Intraoperative monitoring, CLTM (Long term Monitoring. R.NCS.T (American Association of Electro diagnostic Technologists)
Current BLS certification.
Attends continuing education courses/seminars when available.
The Benefis Culture
Benefis is one Montana’s premier health systems and one of the state’s largest healthcare communities. We understand our responsibility to our patients and community, and we are committed to providing extraordinary care to every patient, every day.
Our success derives from our mission and vision:
Mission: We provide excellent care for all, healing body, mind, and spirit.
Vision: To be the best health system in Montana.
These are lofty goals, but we take them seriously. We work hard to support our employees with multiple programs to advance their careers and keep them healthy. Our generous involvement in community contributes millions of dollars each year to charity care, housing for patient families, free health screenings, and much more.
And our Papoose Rattler Memorial Native American Welcoming Center serves the native people in our region as:
A hub for health information resources
A place for family members to gather
An area for meditation or traditional prayer
A contact point for reservation hospitals, clinics, and families
A cultural diversity training center for Benefis employees and volunteers
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