Performs standard and some specialized Electroencephalograph recordings, long term video monitoring, and trains to perform evoked potential testing in the EEG Laboratory and all inpatient care areas of the medical center.
- Secures appropriate patient information, explains test procedures to patients and families while providing patient support and comfort. Performs routine EEG’s. Attaches electrodes in standard 10-20 and 10-10 positions. Continually evaluates the quality and accuracy of recordings and documents activities.
- Follows calibration procedures for all recordings.
- Performs quality routine EEG’s using proper lead placement for best possible test outcome.
- Recognizes, monitors, and/or eliminates electrode artifacts.
- Enhances EEG abnormalities by implementing alternative nonstandard montages and machine settings.
- Performs routine activation procedures such as hyperventilation and photic stimulation.
- Recognizes normal patterns, normal variants, and abnormal patterns.
- Has knowledge of how various medical and pharmacological conditions affect the EEG.
- Understands clinical correlation of abnormal EEG patterns and how they pertain to various disease states. Communicates appropriately questions or questionable findings to appropriate clinical staff.
- Performs specialized EEG procedures once trained, adapting procedures to particular clinical circumstances.
- Performs long term inpatient video monitoring.
- Trains to perform visual, brainstem and somatosensory evoked potentials.
- Observes sanitation protocols and techniques pertaining to the cleaning of electrodes, work areas and equipment. Properly cleans and adjusts EEG instrumentation.
- Inspects and ensures proper maintenance of EEG and computer averaging machinery.
- Performs off hour call as assigned.
- Assists with any resident or fellow training appropriate for an EEG tech.
- Attends EEG review sessions and in-service training as required.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned.
- Enrollment in or completion of Associate’s Degree program OR completion of a CoA-NDT-accredited certification program required
- College level courses in anatomy and physiology, basic electronics and medical terminology preferred.
- Knowledge of video EEG monitoring desirable.
- Maturity and ability to establish good rapport with patients, public and staff.
- Capacity to deal with severely ill patients.
- Attend specific courses and seminars on electroneurodiagnostic testing, with special emphasis on EEG for continued education.
- Take and pass the ABRET (American Board of Registration of Electroencephalography & Evoked Potential Technologists) EEG certification exam once eligible.
– End of year one in role, the EEG Technologist is to have an outlined plan for taking the ABRET EEG certification Exam.
– Currently Registered with the New Hampshire Board of Registration for Medical Technicians
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- Area of Interest: Allied Health;
- FTE/Hours per pay period: .01 hrs/per week (per diem/temp);
- Shift: Day;
- Job ID: 21735;