Job Ref: 27380
Talent Area: Imaging Services
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, TX 77070
Area/Department: Cardio Diag-Imaging
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: DAYWork Week
This position is scheduled to work four shifts from 8am-6pm during weekdays, with one weekend per month, plus takes 10 days of call per month.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened its doors to Northwest Houston in December 2000. In May 2010, a major expansion on the 52-acre campus doubled the size of the hospital, bringing more expertise, more state-of-the-art technology and more specialized care to the community. With 312 licensed beds, 15 operating rooms and over 1,800 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was specifically designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.
JOB SUMMARY: The EEG Technologist II will perform routine, ambulatory and long term monitoring (LTM) electroencephalograms (EEG), and/or visual, brainstem, and somatosensory evoked potential (EP) procedures according to hospital and departmental policy and procedures. The EEG Technologist II is efficient in independently performing two or more modatlities (EEG studies, bedside studies, epilepsy monitoring unit and/or evoked potentials). The EEG Technologist II provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis according to facility policy and procedures.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient and staff to convey the purpose of the procedures and answers questions regarding the procedures
2. Performs patient assessment as related to care such as electrode fixation product allergies, movement restrictions, and cognitive function; knows and recognizes drug and physiological status effects on activity monitored
3. Adheres to and demonstrates the components of the ICARE values, AIDET and Service Pride Standards
1. Submits all reports, billing and other paperwork within a timely manner
2. Minimizes the overuse of supplies and reports low supply inventories as they arise
3. Actively seeks ways to reduce overtime
1. The EEG Technologist II has an expected level of competence and is able to perform duties and responsibilities for EEGs and EPs independently; recognizes clinically significant events and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results; maintains the patient's safety through communication to other patient care support staff during these procedures as needed
2. Understands why and how to maintain correct electrode connections; identifies and performs basic and intermediate technical troubleshooting and artifact identification and elimination; understands and follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety with regards to the equipment; has knowledge of alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings and their effects on the test data
3. Is familiar with the policy and procedures for completion of all procedures they perform, charging for procedures, and logging the patient data; contacts supervisory staff as appropriate for problems with the equipment, stocks supplies and prepares patient rooms and equipment for upcoming procedures; performs any other related duties that are consistent with patient and technical care for this level
4. Able to independently perform EEG studies including bedside studies
5. Able to independently monitor epilepsy monitoring patients
6. Maintains continuing education requirements to maintain their credentials by reviewing literature and attending educational meetings for the latest accepted practices and electrical safety relevant to equipment and testing
1. Actively participates in hospital and departmental goals and objective
2. Participates in tutoring, demonstrating, and mentoring other team members; provides technical supervision to lower ranking and/or non credentialed team members as required
3. Actively works to pursue high levels of patient satisfaction
1. Continues to learn and apply basic and intermediate EEG and/or EP signal recognition, relevant medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, current HIPPA practices, contraindications for activation procedures, instrumentation and preparation for use
2. Trains in END procedures for which competence has not been achieved as the schedule allows
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Completion of an Accredited Electroneurodiagnostic END program or an Associates degree or higher in a science related field from an accredited college or university is required.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must have three years of experience in the performance of END procedures in a patient care environment
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Must be credentialed as an REEGT or other END registry (REPT, RPSGT RNCST) by the American Board of Registration for EEG and EP Technologists (ABRET) or Canadian Board of Registration of EEG Technologists, Inc. (CBRET). Must also possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification through the American Heart Association.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Must have basic knowledge of personal computers, including but not limited to data entry, document printing & document scanning. Also requires a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
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