Electroencephalography Technologist (EEG)(Temporary)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 06-05-2018
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Performs routine and complex encephalographic (EEG), neurodiagnostic procedures utilizing various monitoring equipment and recording observations to collect diagnostic patient data used in detecting brain and cardiovascular disorders. Participates in facility and departmental process improvement initiatives as may be required.
 
DIMENSIONS:
 
Indeterminate.
 
NATURE AND SCOPE:
     
Interacts internally with staff, physicians, patients and their families, other healthcare providers, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
 
Interacts externally with community leaders, vendors, and professional associations.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 
Conducts pretest consultation(s).
 
Performs EEG, inpatient and ambulatory testing on all patients.
 
Gathers and records the patient’s medical history.
 
Schedules appointments, contacts and notifies patients of any and all changes
with their appointments.
 
Verifies insurance is valid and acceptable by Howard University Hospital.
 
Calms patients prior to procedure(s).
 
Ensures that all needed equipment is functioning at optimal levels.
 
Maintains daily maintenance and recommends procurement of new and up-to-date equipment when required; as well as, submitting request(s) for supply purchases for the EEG area.
 
Brings emergency problems witnessed on the test to the immediate attention of the Neurologist for interpretation.
 
Ensures reports are complete, typed and appropriately disseminated.
 
Maintains database for testing(s) performed on patients via compact disk (CD), CPU hard drive and written reports.
 
Maintains results of all EEGs for easy reference.
 
Provides findings to the Medical Doctor. Provides monthly data totals to the department manager for submission to the Associate Hospital Director.
 
Performs daily reconciliation by reviewing submitted billing information and reporting all discrepancies to the department manager for correction. 
 
Works inside of the SICU, MICU, NICU and any other area in the hospital where a patient requires EEG testing.
 
Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
 
Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
 
Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
 
Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
 
Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
 
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
 
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. 
The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all-inclusive.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
Knowledge of human anatomy with emphasis on neuroanatomy, physiology, physics and medical electronics is essential in providing the basis for monitoring electroencephalograms (EEG's) and recognizing pathology related to the neurological data. 
 
Ability to distinguish abnormalities on the recordings.
 
Ability to do bedside EEGs.
 
 
Ability to do recordings specific for brain death.
 
A complete understanding of recording sites and recording montages to help localize various abnormalities. 
 
Understanding of basic related pharmacology, especially anti-epileptic and anesthetic medications, is essential, as is in-depth understanding of medical terminology.
           
Demonstrated ability to operate the equipment for acquisition of digital electroencephalographic data and video recording, evoked potential and ultrasound recordings of vasculature to the brain.
 
Ability to test patients of all ages, including pediatric patients. 
 
Knowledge in the use of analog and digital equipment in the Neurodiagnostic Laboratory.
A good understanding of computers is essential for use of digital monitoring equipment and troubleshooting computer malfunction. 
 
Ability to work alone and with others.
 
Ability to manage stress appropriately.
 
Ability to provide superior customer service.
 
Knowledge of specialty equipment and tools: EEG, EP, EMG, and Doppler Ultrasound.
 
Knowledge of medical terminology.
 
Knowledge of general office procedures.
 
Competency in both oral and written English.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital officials, University officials, and the general public.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Bachelors Degree in a health related field and four (4) years of clinical or EEG experience.
 
In lieu of a Bachelors degree, preceptor training with competency validation in a neurodiagnostic educational program.
 
Associates degree in allied health or natural sciences and five (5) years as an EEG Technician acceptable.
 
Certification by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologies.
 
CPR certification.
 
 
Temporary position from July 9, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift( up to 50lbs), kneel, crouch, bend, pull, push, reach, handle, write, type, file, speak, hear, see (depth perception, color vision), calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
 
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