Job Description

Job Title: Neurodiagnostic Technician I
Job ID: 33562792
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: As Scheduled
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: EEG
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Perform under direct 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: Electroencephalogarphy (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Epilepsy Monitoring and Polysomnograhy (PSG), or Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). Perform duties in various diagnostic and research areas as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate computer equipment to record nervous system responses that provide quantitative and objective measures of the neuronal/sensory function.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and medical personnel to resolve problems and to advise concerning laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Clean, adjust and perform routine maintenance and repair on neurodiagnostic equipment to ensure proper functioning. Troubleshoot routine equipment problems.
  • Document pertinent medical history from the patient or family members.
  • React in medical emergencies to ensure patient safety; know unit and hospital procedures for working with high acuity patients.
  • 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.
  • Perform procedures with appropriate documentation.
  • Identify EEG waveforms/patterns during testing and communicate to medical personnel.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates or Bachelor's Degree Preferred. Six months of patient care/health care or EEG experience.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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

     

    Salary Range: $16.72 to $26.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

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