The EEG Technologist performs basic and complex EEG recordings (cortical, peripheral nerve, auditory nerve and visual pathway neurophysiologic information) in accordance with physician or licensed independent practitioner (LIP) orders and under minimum supervision. Reports significant patient abnormalities observed or in diagnostic data to the appropriate e physician or LIP. The EEG Technologist is responsible for obtaining standard, as well as special procedure EEG recordings, is able to monitor additional physiologic phenomena by mean of appropriate techniques and instrumentation, and may adapt recordings performed based upon the patient’s relevant medical history and observations during recording. Provides orientation and training, and may participate in obtaining data for clinical research studies.
HS Diploma required
Associate’s preferred or equivalent education/experience
OR Other: Certificate in EEG or equivalent education/experience preferred
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
Minimum six (6) months experience performing EEG procedures in an acute care setting on adults
Or Minimum one (1) year experience performing EEG procedures in an acute care setting on neonates
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of human anatomy with emphasis on neuroanatomy, physiology, physics and medical electronics is essential in providing the basis for monitoring EEG’s and recognizing pathology related to neurological data.
Must have the ability to distinguish abnormalities on the recordings.
Must have a strong understanding of recording sites and recording montages to help localize various abnormalities.
Understanding of basic related pharmacology, especially anti-epileptic and anesthetic medications.
In-depth understanding of medical terminology.
Demonstrates the ability to operate digital electroencephalographic and evoked potential equipment.
Must be able to test patients of all ages, including pediatric patients.
Must be knowledgeable in the use of analog and digital equipment in the neurodiagnostic laboratory. Good understanding of computers is essential for the use of digital monitoring equipment and trouble shooting computer malfunction.
This list of job elements, responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements or conditions is not comprehensive, but is merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload or technical development).
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High School Diploma (Required)
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