Select your country: United States Canada Deutschland


Neurophysiology (EEG) Technologist (Week-Day Shift and Rotating Weekends Required) - Boston, MA #7617253

Company: Boston Medical Center

Date: 09/16/2020

City: Boston, MA

Employment type: Full-time

The EEG Technologist will provide care in the Neurophysiology Lab for stable patients and at the patient's bedside for critically ill patients. The EEG Technologist must perform standard and complex neurophysiological recordings on patient populations ranging from neonatal to adulthood and geriatrics.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Patient Interaction



  • Greets patients and explains the examination procedures to the patient and/or family. May perform the tests in the laboratory, at the patient bedside, in an intensive care unit or in the emergency room.
  • Maintains professional demeanor and able to appropriately interact and apply skills with patients ranging from neonatal to geriatric and be able to adapt to different needs of the patient.

EEG Setup and Reading



  • Selects predetermined standard and special electrode combinations (montages) made necessary by the case under study. May need to add additional electrodes as clinically indicated.
  • Measures patient's head using the international 10-20 system prior to placement of monitoring equipment. Operates the EEG equipment to record EEG procedures.
  • Monitors recording as it is in progress, makes pertinent notations of the clinical state of the patient and defines abnormal from normal activity based on the patient's history and clinical condition.
  • Perform daily quality assurance for all patients undergoing inpatient continuous EEG monitoring to ensure adherence of electrodes to allow for artifact-free recording, accuracy of video camera placement, and participate in education to improve proper understanding by bedside and nursing staff of the need to document clinically relevant events.
  • Document patient movements, clinical events, and other activities that may produce real or artifact waveforms.
  • Obtains standard recordings, recognizes artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them. Uses activating procedures such as hyperventilation, photic stimulation and sleep.
  • Abstracts relevant information from the patient's clinical record and obtains additional information from a patient interview. Writes a technical report with an impression of the data to aid in the physician's interpretation.
  • Accurately enters patient data into a reporting system computer terminal and retrieves and reviews previous tests/recordings as needed for comparison. Stores data appropriately.

Equipment and Inventory



  • Maintains, troubleshoots, cleans and performs minor repairs on the EEG equipment; reports need for major repairs to supervisor.
  • Helps maintain the laboratory inventory. Keeps laboratory in a neat and orderly fashion.

Other



  • Attends departmental staff and in-service meetings as required.
  • Follows all established departmental policies and procedures. Maintains patient safety and patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be available to work rotating weekends.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:



  • Ability to perform routine/sleep EEGs and long term monitoring continuous bedside EEGs on patients of all ages.
  • Ability to multi-task between different applications at the same time.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.

Working Conditions:



  • Ambulatory inpatients and outpatients are performed in the EEG laboratory.
  • Bedside tests are performed on non-ambulatory and ICU patients on the inpatient floors.

Qualifications:



  • Graduation from an EEG training program or Associates Degree program.
  • Six months or more experience working in a patient care environment.
  • Eligible for ABRET certification to be completed within 2 years from date of hire.



Share you skills and get paid! All from the comfort of your home. Sign up for MicroTasks.io!

You need to be authorized to apply for this job.

You can find the authorization form on the right panel or below the content area if you use a mobile device. If you don't have an account yet please Sign Up now.



Similar jobs

Select your country: United States Canada Deutschland