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Neurology Technician


Neurology Technician

Flex Fulltime - Day - Starting/Ending times may fluctuate 7:30 a.m. earliest start and 5:00 p.m. latest end


Posted: March 3, 2021

Performs diagnostic neurological testing for subsequent interpretation by a neurologist.



  • Prepares and assists with EMG and NCV.
  • Administers medication when indicated for proper completion of departmental testing. (Licensed Practical Nurses approved for administration of medications according to hospital guidelines.)
  • EEG Responsibilities:- Perrforms chart review prior to patient testing- Prepares patient for testing by explaining test, applying electrodes and assuring patient comfort- Performs EEG and Evoke Potential Testing, adjusting patient and/or electrode positioning to obtain quality studies. - Provides preliminary patient test results to physician or nursing unit- Recognizes an emergency and communicates utilizing the critical values list.- Receives/Records telephone EEG's- Communicates with transmitting hospital and provides instruction during telephone EEG- Generates appropriate documentation
  • Polysomnography Responsibilities:- Performs physiological calibrations, verifies patient maneuvers, institutes lights out-, records and monitors collection of patient data. - Recognizes and records clinical and physiological events, notes and corrects equipment malfunctions.- Alters patient's environment, monitors and changes patient's body position as needed to obtain the required sleep/wake data.- Carefully wakes patients and records post test calibrations. Removes electrodes and transducers and assists patient with monitoring care as needed- Has knowledge or actually scores polysomnograms and is able to generate reports summarizing sleep/wake periods, REM episodes, arousal analysis, EEG phenomena, cardiac events, respiratory events, limb movements, and other physiological events according to current guidelines.- Understands indications, contraindications and adverse effects of nasal continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure (NCPAP and bi-level ventilation) and oxygen administration- Applies and titrates therapy based on physician order and established protocols- Working on completing A-Step program as outlined in Accredidation Standards.- Participates in daily duties in Sleep Clinic.
  • Regularly performs general office duties: scheduling patient's, maintains necessary records, proof reading and processing of reports, and completes monthly report as needed.
  • Complies with universal infection control proceduresProperly disinfects and sterilizes appropriate electrodes, transducers and equipmentAppropriately handles hazardous materials according to MSDS
  • Participates in CPI process.
  • Checks availability and function of emergency equipment
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patient's medical problems and physiological events, especially cardiac dysrhythmias, respiratory events and seizures
  • Assures that an adequate clinical history is available to correlate with the neurological study to be preformed. Regularly consults with others as necessary to obtain a complete clinical history.
  • Is able to safely lift and move patient without harm to patient or self. Ensures safety and welfare of all patients, including those pediatric, psychiatric, and geriatric with special needs and any other patients with special needs
  • Polysomnography Responsibilities:- Demonstrates ability to use reasonable initiative and judgement in applying practice theories of sleep medicine- Reviews patient's record in light of protocols for studies ordered and recognizes main sleep/wake complaint - Gathers information on patient's history and Bedtime Questionnaire to assess patient's current medications, recent caffeine or alcohol ingestion, current sleep pattern and need for treatment intervention during testing i.e. insulin- Contacts ordering physician or ISM medical director to clarify unclear or inappropriate orders and to communicate information about the patient's status- Sets up and calibrates monitoring equipment.- Measures and applies appropriate EEG electrodes using International 10-20 system.- Applies appropriate EKG (heart), EMG (muscle), and EOG (eye movement) monitoring electrodes- Places and securely attaches recording transducers to measure airflow, respiratory effort, oximetry and sometimes transcutaneous CO2.



  • Education and Formal Training Required: Current licensure by the Commonwealth of Pa. as a Licensed Practical Nurse or graduate of an EEG / EP school. ( 1 year training in an allied health field would be considered )Certification in CPRCertification in dysrhythmia course Ability to score polysomnographic (preferred)Strongly encourage registration in Neurology or polysomnography.
  • Experience Required:5 years experience performing EEG's ( preferred )5 years experience performing polysomnography testing ( 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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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