UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a VARIABLE DAYS, TEMPORARY/PER DIEM NEUROPHYSIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST. The Neurophysiology Technologist prepares the patient and conducts routine, special, and complex electroneurodiagnostic and other clinical electrophysiologic examinations. This includes evoked potential studies, polysomnographic studies, long-term and intraoperative monitoring, functional cortical mapping, and other related diagnostic and investigative studies. Procedures are conducted in a variety of settings (outpatient basis, at the bedside, in ICU, OR, etc.). The technologist presents data and related findings to physicians or neurophysiologist.
1.Prepares patient and independently performs routine, special, and complex neurophysiology exams & procedures, includes but is not limited to: •Using a professional, ethical, and caring demeanor, prepares and informs patients of exam procedure. •Obtains and reviews patient medical information. •Observes and monitors patient’s condition and reactions to exam; recognizes and initiates medical intervention when appropriate. •Safety: Provides protection for patient, self, and other staff in accordance with prescribed safety standards and protective devices. Uses proper sterile technique. •Independently performs assigned exams and procedures in accordance with established protocols and standards. Demonstrates ability to perform the entire variety of technical procedures expected of a Neurophysiology Technologist. oSelects the appropriate diagnostic testing protocol for the circumstances. oApplies biopotential electrodes as necessary for special and complex electroneurodiagnostic testing and other electrophysiologic recordings. oObtains recordings in the operating room, including those from the exposed brain or spinal cord; performs special procedures including long-term diagnostic and investigative studies. oRecords and analyzes computer-averaged electrical responses of the eyes, ears, peripheral nerves, spinal cord, brain, and muscle groups. oMonitors patients using EEG long-term monitoring equipment. Reviews, edits and selects appropriate portions of recordings to display relevant electrical and clinical features; correlates electrographic findings with clinical events. oAdapts procedures to particular clinical circumstances including adding electrodes in non-standard locations and devising special recording techniques. oAssists physicians during special procedures. •Completes daily work in a timely fashion within exam time-window. •Performs quality assurance checks on equipment and processes per department policies. Investigates and informs supervisor of any quality issues or problems. •Assists supervisor to establish, update, and monitor protocols.
2.Operates, troubleshoots, maintains equipment, includes but is not limited to: •Operates equipment according to departmental procedures. Adjusts equipment parameters as specified for the exam. Calibrates and inspects/evaluates equipment for proper functioning. •Troubleshoots and repairs routine and complex equipment problems. •Identifies physiologic, instrumental, and environmental artifacts. Eliminates electrical interference and other sources of artifact. • Provides equipment vendor/contractor and/or supervisor with timely notification and documentation of equipment issues.
3.Interpreting Data, Reporting, and Documentation, includes but is not limited to: •Interprets data: Collects, analyzes and provides technical interpretation of data. •Prepares reports and provides information to physicians; maintains documentation of information provided. •Completes required paperwork and records. Accurately inputs exam orders, patient data, patient charges, etc. •Effectively uses the computer and NWH software applications to access information.
4.Coordinates and optimizes customer service and workflow, includes but is not limited to: •Continually evaluates patient flow and work assignments, makes necessary adjustments, and prioritizes work effectively. •Exhibits excellent customer service skills with patients, physician office staff, coworkers, management, vendors, etc. •In order to provide a high level of customer service and necessary coverage, all staff are required to answer the phone and assist with support activities such as data entry, filing, microfilming, registration, scheduling, etc; work weekends, other shifts, holidays or take call; and help co-workers with workload and projects.
5.Maintains environment, includes but is not limited to: •Sets up exam area, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are ready. •Inventories supplies and linens. Orders supplies and restocks rooms as needed. •Cleans and tidies exam area.
6.Training and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to: •Assists with training and mentoring new personnel. •Prepares and presents in-service education programs if assigned. •Attends staff meetings and required in-services. •Participates in departmental goals and performance improvement projects. •Participates in research projects, conferences, and technical meetings;
7.Assists with EKG and EEG exams, includes but is not limited to: •Cross-trains in EKG technology, obtains in-house certification, and performs EKG Tech duties as assigned (see separate job description). •Performs routine EEG Tech duties as assigned (see separate job description).
•Education Background 1.Completion of one year of college level coursework with emphasis on physical or biological science, and 2.Successful completion of a 2-year electroneurodiagnostic traineeship or equivalent education/experience
•Licensure, Registration, Certification 1.Certification by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists, or equivalent (R.EEG.T, or R.EP.T, or CNIM), is required. Must become certified within 24 months of hire, completing both oral and written tests. oR.EEG.T. = Registered electroencephalography technologist oR.EP.T. = Registered evoked potential technologist oC.N.I.M. = Certified Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitorist 2.Required to obtain in-house EKG certification.
•Special Training/Skills Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.
•Work Experience 1.At least three years of full time experience as an EEG/END Technician or Neurophysiology Technologist. Experience beyond 3 years may be substituted for educational requirement. 2.Experience as research or clinical assistant in a scientific laboratory is an advantage.
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