Epilepsy Monitoring Technol | Epilepsy

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Epilepsy Monitoring Technol
Job ID: 5469
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Allied Health-Tech
Location: Winston SAlem, NC North Carolina
Allied Health-Tech, Medical, Healthcare1/9/2014EPILEPSYFull-time Regular - Weekend ShiftFri, Sat, Sun 7a- 7pThis position is for a highly motivated R.EEGT in our Level 4 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Main duties are electrode placement on patients in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU's. Other responsibility would be data review....

Job Description


Full-time Regular - Weekend Shift

Fri, Sat, Sun 7a- 7p

This position is for a highly motivated R.EEGT in our Level 4 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Main duties are electrode placement on patients in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU's. Other responsibility would be data review. This employee will be working closely with and maintaining communications with physicians and nursing staff. Please apply to begin working with a great staff in a great department!

Minimum Qualifications: Please see generic description below

Job Code / Title: 0844 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Technologist
FLSA: NonExempt
Original Date: February 2012
Last Revision:

Job Summary: Provides high quality technical neurodiagnostic services appropriate to age of patient which contributes to positive patient outcome in a Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Maintains cooperative working relationship with other departments and members of the medical system. Educates patients and their significant others in a manner to assure understanding. Ensures the continuous delivery of high quality patient care by consistently seeking new knowledge and application of skills obtained.

Education / Experience: Completion of an acceptable program in clinical neurophysiological technology and/or 24 months' experience in the field. At least 24 months' experience preferred in lieu of a training program

Reports To: Clinical Manager/Administrative Director

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: Board registered EEG Technologist or on track to take board exam within a 24 months period

Essential Functions:

1. Performs and/or assists in performing quality procedures in Long Term Monitoring, performing patient hook-ups following prescribed safety regulations and established protocols. Provides patient education and obtains pertinent medical history. Performs editing functions to long term studies and notes abnormal activity. Participates in daily rounds with physician team to coordinate care plan for patients. Provides emergency on-call coverage according to departmental policies

2. Obtains appropriate data management and documentation and utilizes hospital resources appropriately for accurate input of all documentation; start and end of procedures, notes, charges, preliminaries, patient information. Manages/secures all patient documentation in an accurate manner, complying with all HIPPA regulations, and ensuring documentation has appropriate name, medical record number and procedure number. Documents Patient/Family Education outcomes on appropriate forms, obtains signed consent forms and encourages/obtains patient satisfaction surveys

3. Communicates in an effective manner to provide efficient and quality services with high customer satisfaction. Maintains an effective rapport with patients, family members, co-workers and customers in a compassionate and professional manner. Communicates and interacts with physicians on a professional level. Develops and maintains communication with others to effectively plan and coordinate work activities to promote a cooperative work environment, assisting others as needed

4. Participates in educational activities to enhance patient care and quality. Maintains appropriate education / credentials to accomplish work objectives. Provides instruction, education and consultation to health care personnel, patients and community to promote and improve quality of patient care. Participates in special projects to enhance the delivery of services such as outcome studies, research and publications. Regularly attends reading sessions, inservices staff meetings and conferences. Participates in organized training programs, provides instruction to staff on proper techniques, procedures and equipment

5. Performs appropriate equipment management including operations and maintenance.
Equipment is kept in a state of readiness and in it's proper place. Equipment is clean and has preventive maintenance performed in a timely manner. Equipment competency check-off is accomplished in a timely manner and employee is able to operate all equipment in their area of responsibility. Interaction with Clinical Equipment Management occurs to reduce downtime. Malfunctions and concerns are reported on the Equipment Problem Analysis Forms.

6. Utilizes appropriate competencies, guidelines and environment for safe patient care. Provides age/developmental appropriate patient care in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age group served.
Protects self, co-workers, customers and facility by routinely following approved policies/procedures, age specific guidelines, universal precautions and is compliant with work practice controls/engineering controls/personal protective equipment.
Promotes a safe work environment by maintaining work area and supplies in a clean and efficient manner according to protocols
Identifies life-threatening situations and carries out emergency care as allowed by the scope of the job
Attends all required in-services without prompting and maintains CPR certification
Always obtains orders in accordance with policy and procedure relative to sedation/restraints; does not leave patient unattended, confirms patient?s chart and/or identity, using appropriate skills assessment to meet the patient?s needs.

Skills and Qualifications:

Technical skills in performance of Long Term Monitoring.
Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses, and other ancillary professional staff when discussing neurophysiological technology and related areas.
Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with public, patients, physicians, and other medical center staff.
Computer skills highly advisable

Job Specifications
Physical Requirements:

Less than 35% of the time From 35% to 65% of the time More than 65% of the time Not Applicable
Applying electrodes, probes, prepping patient X
To test rooms, to patient rooms X
Recording data, paperwork X
Adjusting bed rails, patient care X
Reaching with Arms
Applying transducers or electrodes, assisting patient X
Finger and Hand Dexterity
Equipment controls X
Communicating with patient physician, family, etc. X
Obtaining medical history, talking on the phone X
Patient preparation, data collection, archival X

Lifting/Carrying/Pushing and/or Pulling
Light Work - Lifting 20 lbs. Maximum X
Medium Work - Lifting 50 lbs. Maximum
Supplies, patients, records etc. X
Heavy Work - Lifting 100 lbs. Maximum

Work Environment:
Clean, well-lit, comfortable environment
Low noise
Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Exposure to odorous chemicals
Exposure to flammable, explosive gases
Occasional exposure to bloodborne pathogens
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
Required personal protective equipment: eye and face protection, gown, mask, lab coat, sterile and nonsterile gloves, shoe covers.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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