Job Description

Job Title: Neurodiagnostic Technician II
Job ID: 617345
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Various shifts and days
Shift:
Facility:
Department: MAGEE Developmntl Neurophysiol
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC located in Oakland

Perform under general supervision and according to established guidelines and procedures, routine and complex procedures to obtain data for use in the clinical diagnosis of disorders of the nervous system in at least one of the following modalities of neurodiagnostics: Electroencephalography (EEG).  Perform duties in various diagnostic and research areas as assigned.

We will consider al levels of the career ladder for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Clean, adjust and perform routine maintenance and repair on neurodiagnostic equipment to ensure proper functioning. Troubleshoot routine equipment problems.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and medical personnel to resolve problems and to advise concerning laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Document pertinent medical history from the patient or family members.
  • Identify EEG waveforms/patterns during testing and communicate to medical personnel.
  • Operate computer equipment to record nervous system responses that provide quantitative and objective measures of the neuronal/sensory function.
  • Perform advanced EEG recording or specialized procedures as required. Review and edit ambulatory EEG studies prior to physician review. Maintain current digital EEGs on the central workstations for physician review. Archive and verify digital EEGs on permanent storage media.
  • Perform procedures with appropriate documentation.
  • React in medical emergencies to ensure patient safety; know unit and hospital procedures for working with high acuity patients.  Perform the following additional responsibilities:
  • Recognize changes in the clinical condition of the patient and correlate those changes with the EEG. Discriminate the changes requiring intervention such as seizures or cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Schedule patients for neurodiagnostic procedures and obtain required medical information; explain procedures, alleviate fears, and elicit cooperation. Prepare patient for tests to include measuring and marking cranial area and fastening electrodes to specified positions on scalp and body.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of EEG experience
  • OR
  • Associates Degree and one (1) year of EEG experience
  • OR
  • Enrolled in or graduate of a CAAHEP accredited END program and one (1) year of EEG experience.
  • Knowledge of both adult and neonatal EEG experience preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.61 to $27.60

Union Position: No

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