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Neurodiagnostic Technician I

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary GENERAL SUMMARY: The Neurodiagnostic Technician I is an entry level position in the Neurodiagnostic Testing department. Essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, performing diagnostic testing of inpatient and outpatient Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), Electroencephalography (EEG), and Evoked Potential (EP) procedures according to ASET, ABRET, AAET standards and facility policy and procedures. Communication skills are essential for this position. May be asked to rotate to other Neurodiagnostic Testing department locations within the Health System to cover fluctuations in patient volume. All technologists participate in departmental on call schedule. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (30%) This position performs non-invasive studies of the sensory and motor peripheral nerves (Nerve Conduction Studies) under indirect supervision of a physician in an outpatient and inpatient setting. Produces quality Nerve Conduction Studies in a highly skilled, patient-appropriate manner required in part for diagnosis and treatment. Provides assistance to the testing physician as needed with patient care and utilization of equipment while in the exam room. (30%) Performs non-invasive EEG and EP studies under indirect supervision of a senior technologist in an outpatient and inpatient setting. Must have knowledge base to interact with patients and obtain a quality, interpretable recording that will yield information about the patient's neuronal activity. Must possess the appropriate knowledge level of diseases to correlate patient history and clinical symptoms to determine appropriate maneuvers to be performed during studies. Is able to monitor and record additional physiological parameters by means of appropriate techniques and instrumentation. Provides appropriate patient care and documents detailed observations of clinical manifestations during the recording and reports findings or concerns to senior technologist and/or reading physician for prompt interpretation when needed. (20%) Provides education and communication regarding preparation and purpose of studies and answers patient/provider questions. Ability to work with patients who may be anxious, uncooperative or physically challenged a must. (20%) Follows departmental protocol and institution guidelines for gathering medical history of the patient, prepares exam room and maintains equipment for proper operating order. Maintains proper documentation of test results and ensures copies are available in the patient's Electronic Medical Record OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains professional acumen through active association with professional organizations. Shows evidence of continuing education in the areas of NCS, EEG, and EP as necessary to remain current with profession. Uses cognitive neurophysiologic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. Review Neurodiagnostic Testing procedure information in relation to current and past patient medical history and communicate findings as needed to the senior technologist or reading physician. Demonstrate basic knowledge of pharmacological effects of medications on NCS, EEG, EP, and EMG findings. Learns to use appropriate problem solving steps and adapts methods and techniques to obtain the most informative and accurate testing results and patient care based on history, clinical observations, and patient presentation. Provides input to Manager on Neurodiagnostic Testing staff development, concerns, or issues on a routine basis. Exhibits a controlled emotional atmosphere and maintains a high amount of professionalism providing a stable and caring manner to all patients, family and staff. Participates in all mandatory education, in-services, and quality/ performance improvement initiatives. Provides department specific on call related duties days, evenings, and weekends as assigned. Participates in all mandatory education, in-services, and quality/ performance improvement initiatives. Initiates orders, adds or modifies charges, acknowledges exams requiring use of Epic and various computer programs. Performs various clerical duties as assigned. Insures adequate stock levels are maintained. Other duties as assigned. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSECES: ABRET - Am Bd Reg of Electroneurodiagn Required Or AEET registry eligible in EEG, EP or NCS prior to hire. BLS - Basic Life Support Required - Required within 1 months of hire or transfer into the position. REQUIRED EDUCATION Education: High School Diploma or GED Preferred Education: Associates of Science degree or higher, or Graduate of a CAAHEP accredited NDT program, or Certificate of completion from ABRET recognized NDT formal training program. EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: One year clinical experience preferred. Prefer 1 to 2 years' experience in EEG and/or NCS. Training is available for qualifying applicants under direct supervision of physician. Training should be completed within 1 year of consecutive full-time practical training. Ability to work independently under pressure with excellent communication skills (oral/written) and proficiency in troubleshooting required. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize age specific care in the treatment, assessment, and education of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Cleans and disinfects patient rooms and equipment after each use. Participates in department and Health System quality assurance programs. In the event of cardiac, respiratory arrest or other emergency, ability to call code response team and participate in patient care as needed. Overall dexterity is required, including handling, reaching and grasping. Computer skills, including basic knowledge of EMR systems and Microsoft Office software. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including fine motor skills. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Low. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Neurodiagnostic Technician I, Professions , Midland, Michigan

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