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Lead Surgical Neurophysiologist (Central, PA)

  • Job ID: 637780738
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: PROCR-Procirca
  • Department: IOM-Internal
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17101
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $28.33 to $47.73 / hour

Description

Apply today to be a part of amazing and education based IONM team in the Eastern and Central Pennsylvania region. UPMC Procirca is providing the highest quality care in IONM for a constantly evolving healthcare system. Help lead Procirca into the future, by becoming part of our team. 

Healthcare professional responsible for providing real-time multi-modality neurophysiological monitoring of the peripheral and central nervous system in the diagnostic lab, intensive care unit (ICU), and operating room. All work will be done under the general supervision of a department supervisor and/or the clinical neurophysiologist on call, all while working within the established department guidelines/policies/procedures.

We offer a competitive salary, an opportunity to grow your career, and a generous benefits package. Apply today to learn more!

Responsibilities:

  • Display and label waveforms for marking, measuring and calculating information such as latencies, amplitudes, and conduction times following established guidelines and protocols.
  • Apply suitable electrodes on predetermined measured positions on the patient's head, trunk, and extremities. Select predetermined electrode combination; check their performance as well as adjusting for non-standard montages as needed.
  • Ability to accurately setup and monitor brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BSER), compound nerve action potentials (CNAP), electrocorticography (ECOG), electroencephalography (EEG), cranial nerve EMG/MEP, upper and lower extremity EMG/MEP, sphincter EMG/MEP, phase reversal, upper and lower extremity somatosensory evoked potentials, direct cortical stimulation (DCS), and trans-cranial motor evoked potentials.
  • Recognize artifacts; differentiate them from evoked potential patterns and take appropriate steps to eliminate them.
  • Perform portable, difficult and/or unusual testing, particularly evoked potentials in the intensive care unit and the operating room with only telemedicine supervision while maintaining the maximum safety for patients.
  • Operate the equipment according to departmental policy in order to obtain optimal results.Collaborate with anesthesia team regarding optimum delivery of anesthetic based on clinical assessment and document requested modalities.
  • Need to be competent at minor repair of equipment.
  • Perform all necessary troubleshooting in situations of suboptimal results prior to and during any diagnostic testing procedure or intraoperative procedure.
  • Operate transcranial doppler to obtain necessary readings and calculate findings for requesting physician.
  • Transport equipment between facilities in a safe and secure manner.
  • Function as a consultant for junior staff providing guidance in all situations and use judgment to determine course of action.
  • Record relevant patient history and review with the oversight clinical neurophysiologist.
  • Ability to adapt to change in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.Service minded; drive to provide best care and service for patient and surgical team.
  • Communicate with attending physician in a timely manner determining a plan for which modalities to be performed to procedure. Document any request made by surgeon according to departmental policy.
  • Understand thoroughly cerebral vasculature and apply this knowledge when performing transcranial doppler studies.
  • Participate in 24-7-365 case coverage, including call as laid out by the department supervisor.
  • Prepare/setup testing carts within departmental guidelines ensuring equipment and patient?s safety is taken into consideration.Able to recognize discrepancies between patient's ordered testing and their diagnosis.Keep abreast of the advanced technology in the Neurodiagnostic field. Continue to acquire knowledge of the following; normal brain anatomy and function, diseases and electrical patterns of the brain.
  • Obtain standard recordings, report findings to the oversight clinical neurophysiologist.
  • Ability to recognize real-time changes in data and report changes to the oversight clinical neurophysiologist.
  • Understand thoroughly various disease states and factors that relate to them, various medication effects, clinical changes or complications to ensure high technical quality.
  • Exercise judgment when performing cerebral blood flow (CBF) studies by placing the patch according to the patient?s diagnosis and provide electronic report to requesting physician.
  • Assist medical staff during nonstandard procedures. Assist with research collection data. Assist with the administrative duties of the supervisor during absences.
  • Participate in all department specific mandatory training.Ability to participate in hospital in-service programs, professional meetings and seminars.Continually advance skills set by reading books, professional journals, and online training materialsDemonstrate competency at evaluating the status of all equipment and can provide a detailed description for any equipment maintenance.
  • Participate in and provide leadership for training of new staff including orientation, training plans, creating/updating the training manual, trainee progress tracking, mandatory hospital safety training, and quality assurance. Take leadership role in faculty problems and resolutions at off-site facilities under direct supervision of supervisor. This includes communications and coordination of schedules and policies at the outside hospitals with their administration, maintaining the supply inventory, coordinating equipment maintenance, creating a maintenance and equipment problem log, over-seeing staff during multiple cases at the outside facility, and providing quality assurance assessment. Take leadership role in departmental educational meetings, including local and national professional conferences.Able to function in a supervisory role in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Keep labs fully supplied, all work-stations clean and all equipment in working order.
  • Monitor other physiological parameters during testing as described in the departmental policy
  • Provide hard copy reports to requesting physician for interpretation in addition to plotting samples when needed.
  • Complete all necessary electronic workflow in accordance with the departmental policies ensuring all data is secure and accessible post-operatively.
  • Calibrate and maintain the equipment for optimal performance; understand the functioning of all the testing equipment; is able to assist in troubleshooting in conjunction with the vendors and is able to perform more complex repairs.
  • Exercise judgment during testing or intraoperative monitoring for the need of the oversight clinical neurophysiologist or physician?s intervention.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three and a half (3.5) years of Neurophysiologic
  • Intraoperative Monitoring (IONM) experience (all outside of BS program).
  • Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) required
  • 25% travel for coverage, not limited to distance or length of stay


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM)Act 33 Child Clearance with renewalAct 34 Criminal Clearance with renewalAct 73 FBI Clearance Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationCPR required based on AHA standards that include both didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. Driver's LicenseAutomotive Insurance
 

  • American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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