EEG Technician Lead - Neurodiagnostic Lab

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Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Job Description:

Job Summary:

  • The EEG Technologist is accountable for follow-through of all Neurodiagnostic testing, ensuring patient flow and continuum of care of patients for Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Hoag Hospital Irvine and their affiliates (the “Organization”).
  • The EEG Technologist performs electroencephalography, evoked potential and nerve conduction responses with a demonstration of competency in neurological diagnostic testing with neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patient age groups.
  • The EEG Technologist displays and practices a work-style reflecting the mission, vision, and values of the Neuro Diagnostic Lab and Epilepsy Center, as well as the Organization.
  • Participates in the continuous quality improvement process.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides daily supervision of the EEG team and technical support staff, coordinates patient and team schedules, delegate assignments, supervises and trains staff, and performs complex electro-Neurodiagnostic procedures to ensure quality of patient care.
  • Act as an EEG resource for all staff and Organization departments.
  • Assures annual competencies are completed for staff. 
  • Able to help troubleshoot technical issues with EEG technologists, EMU technologists, and nursing staff.
  • Perform modified applications, competent in phase 2 testing; review and edit activity, build montages.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems with neurophysiology equipment.
  • Provide independent coverage in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit as needed.
  • Ability to perform complex Neurodiagnostic Procedures in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Basic neurophysiology equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history or test results and explain testing procedures.
  • Attach electrodes to patient's head to obtain brain activity readings.
  • Operate equipment to record the electrical activity of the brain readings.
  • Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during the procedure.
  • Perform basic Neurodiagnostic testing procedures in the outpatient and inpatient setting to assess the functional integrity of the peripheral and/or central nervous system on patients of varying ages and medical conditions.
  • Prepare readings for interpretation by a physician.
  • Review, edit and archive long term monitoring data per department policy in a timely manner.
  • File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.

 

Additional information:

  • Position may require travel between various Hoag locations and its affiliates.
  • Position requires participation in department on-call program.
  • On-call employees are required to respond to calls within 15 minutes, troubleshoot the problem and provide services off-site as needed and be available to provide services on-site as needed within 1 hour of being called to respond.
  • Position may require covering various shifts as needed.
  • Displays and practices a work-style that reflects the mission, vision, and values of your department and the Organization.
  • Participates in the continuous quality improvement process.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance

 

Qualifications: Education, Training, and Experience:

 

Required:

  • Extensive knowledge of various electro-Neurodiagnostic equipment.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in an acute hospital or healthcare system environment.
  • Obtained American Board of EEG Technologists board certification.
  • BLS certified.
  • Graduate from a Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program.

 

Preferred:

  • EKG experience or education.
  • Graduate from a Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program.
  • 5+ years’ experience in patient care.

 

Skills or Other Qualifications:

 

Required:

  • Current California Driver’s License
  • Excellent communication skills; customer-focused; excellent attention to detail, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills; able to work in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

 

Preferred:

  •  Qualified bilingual or multilingual candidates.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Geriatric, Medical Technologist, Neurology, Technician, Laboratory, Healthcare, Science, Technology

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