Neurodiagnostic Technician

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD

About the Job

Job Summary
  • Performs all modalities of neurodiagnostic examinations to record patients' brain waves and monitor additional physiological phenomena.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Training
    • High school graduation or equivalent; Associate's degree in ElectroneurodiagnosticTechnology preferred.
  • Experience
    • 1 year experience performing neurodiagnostic testing.
  • License/Certification/Registration
    • CPR certification.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Ability to recognize emergency medical situations. Ability to manage time effectively by setting priorities. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Adheres to departmental, System Safety and infection control Program. Cleans, disinfects and maintains neurodiagnostic equipment as per department protocol. Reports patient or associate injuries as per established protocol. Demonstrates compliance with Standard Precautions when appropriate.
  • Completes all related clerical procedures. Ensures completeness of required patient data prior to billing and interpretation. Adequately completes all department and system billing requirements in a timely manner. Maintains statistics as required. Directs reports and confirmed EEG/EMG/EP's as per department protocol.
  • Completes all related procedures prior to performance of test procedure. Assists with planning, coordinating, and scheduling of neurodiagnostic tests in a timely manner. Clarifies testing request in ambiguous situations. Assesses the patient to determine their physical and emotional needs. Communicates information about specific tests) to the patients and/or family explaining procedure prior to testing. Assists in maintaining internal and external neurodiagnostic supply inventory.
  • Consistently performs technically adequate EEG tests. Performs standard and complex neurodiagnostic procedures in the laboratory and in the critical care areas. Demonstrates accurate lead placement prior to performance of neurodiagnostic test. Enters required information prior to performance of neurodiagnostic test. Adapts procedures to a variety of clinical circumstances as well as the patient's age. Applies electrodes in non-standard locations, monitors other variables such as EKG, EMG, EOG and respiration, and devises the appropriate recording techniques when indicated by clinical circumstances during the recording. Prepares completed neurodiagnostic test (description, interpretation, plot waveforms, etc.) for physician review. Assists medical staff during special procedures. Participates in evaluation of new procedures and data collection.
  • Consistently performs technically adequate evoked potential tests. Demonstrates accurate visual acuity testing to determine appropriate stimulation settings. Determines patient's hearing threshold prior to performing the procedure. Demonstrates accurate lead placement prior to performance of evoked potential testing. Plots latencies, interpeak latencies and amplitudes of waveforms following evoked potential testing.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with neurodiagnostic equipment. Transmits stored neurodiagnostic tests and archives as appropriate. Edits patient information, test data and confirmed interpretations.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Prepares written documentation, such as preliminary interpretations, individualized treatment plans and progress reports, as required by physician and department.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.