Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
Category: Imaging Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: April 13, 2021
The EEG Technologist I is a competent, experienced Technologist who performs 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 is efficient in independently performing two (2) or more modatlities (examples: EEG studies, epilepsy monitoring unit, evoked potentials, etc.). The EEG Technologist provides findings, results, and descriptive analyses according to established policy and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE - 20%
- Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
- Guides, teaches and mentors EEG Technicians and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. Provides technical supervision to lower ranking and/or non credentialed team members as required. (EF)
SERVICE - 20%
- Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient and staff to convey the purpose of the procedures and answers questions regarding the procedures. (EF)
- 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. (EF)
- Stocks supplies and prepares patient rooms and equipment for upcoming procedures and performs any other related duties that are consistent with patient and technical care for this level. (EF)
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
- Efficiently and effectively independently performs duties and responsibilities for EEGs and EPs; recognizes clinically significant events and follows policy and procedures and government regulations regarding critical test results; maintains the patient's safety through communication to other patient care support staff during these procedures as needed. (EF)
- Maintains correct electrode connections; identifies and performs basic and intermediate technical troubleshooting and artifact identification and elimination; follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety with regards to the equipment; identifies need for alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings, implementing as appropriate and accounts for their effects on the test data. (EF)
- Independently performs EEG studies including bedside studies and monitoring of epilepsy patients. (EF)
- Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. Assists with implementation and education of departmental based safety initiatives and standards of practice.
- Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends. Ensures all equipment utilized has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF)
FINANCE - 15%
- Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. Submits all reports, billing and other paperwork within a timely manner. (EF)
- Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies and reports low supply inventories. Recommends solutions in achieving departmental objectives.
- Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
- Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities.
- Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as an EEG Technologist.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below
Two years experience in the performance of END procedures in a patient care environment if REEGT, REPT, RPSGT or RNCST; otherwise 4 years
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Credentialied 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) within two years of hire (current employees have two years from this job description revision date)
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews
- Possesses basic computer knowledge to operate the necessary computer systems and software to include data entry, document printing, document scanning, and a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
- Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
- Knowledgeable of alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings and their effects on the test data
- Knowledgeable of correct EEG and/or EP performance and clinically significant events
- Understands why and how to maintain correct electrode connections
- Able to independently perform EEG studies including bedside studies, clinical EP studies and epilepsy monitoring
- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
- Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles