EEG Technician I, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Hours: Part Time, 24 Hours/Week
Shift: 12 hour Flex

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The EEG Technologist I is an individual educated in electroneurodiagnostic (END) procedures (EEG, cvEEG, EMU, Evoked Potentials etc.) and monitoring. This person responds to patients having seizures in the EMU. S/he initiates seizure safety measures and alerts other members of the team (MD, RN and PCA) as needed. This person provides education regarding END procedures and epilepsy to the respective care team as well as patients and their family. Technologist can perform all necessary procedures independently.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Conducting Neurodiagnostic Procedures - Prepare patients according to the ACNS (American Clinical Neurophysiology Society) Guidelines, for EEG (electroencephalographic), cvEEG (Continuous Video Electroencephalography) and EMU (epilepsy monitoring) procedures. Perform routine and stat EEG/EMU procedures. Recognize/respond to life threatening situations. Identify electrographic changes and interact with patients directly and promptly during seizures, clinical events and sub-clinical events. Observe and assist with other neurodiagnostic testing as needed (evoked potentials, EMG, etc.) Ensuring recording reliability and patient safety throughout. Perform advanced procedures including WADA and Depths independently Provide age specific care according to the age of the patient. Provide pain management feedback to healthcare team.

Monitoring - Monitor live and recorded EEG and video data. Recognize/respond to life threatening situations. Identify electrographic changes and interact with patients directly and promptly during seizures, clinical events and sub-clinical events. Ensuring recording reliability and patient safety throughout. Identify and contact physician for frequent seizure activity so that medical intervention can be initiated. Collaborate with physicians related to seizure activity

Documentation and Computer Interaction - Accurately perform and check charges in EPIC and all tracking documents Track all tests done Gather and document related patient histories, maintaining patient confidentiality Function within a networked computerized environment for data collection, review, and report retrieval. Troubleshoot technical problems with multiple systems (routine EEG, EMU and cvEEG systems). EMU Server Maintenance archive and maintain database per the department policies and procedures.

Equipment/Lab Maintenance - Clean, prepare and maintain EEG/EMU labs, equipment, and work environment. This includes the troubleshooting of equipment and technical problems. Taking appropriate precautions to ensure electrical safety and sterilization of contaminated materials (invasive and noninvasive). Empty the linen carts.

Knowledge of Patient Populations - Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Degree: Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION: BLS

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Required: Willing to certify, license or graduate within 18 months

Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Effective communication skills. Experience with patient care preferred. Have foundation knowledge of anatomy/physiology, medical terminology and computer functions preferred.