Performs Long Term Video-EEG monitoring on patients with scalp or intra-cranially placed electrodes. Operates intra-operative monitoring with subdural and depth electrodes. Performs special studies such as Functional Brain Mapping (cortical stimulation) and SPECT. Performs job functions following the “Guidelines for EEG and Long Term Neuro-diagnostic Monitoring in Epilepsy” as set down by the American Society of Electro-neuro-diagnostic Technologists.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Actively participates in conferences, technical meetings and other educational activities.
Conducts Functional Brain Simulation and Mapping (direct cortical stimulation), SPECT Studies and ECS recordings and other specialized studies.
Maintains all operating room equipment in a clean and safe condition.
Obtains clinical history from the chart, patient or other knowledgeable persons; explains procedure to the patient and family.
Performs data retrieval and reduction operations and Video EEG records prepared in a form suitable for interpretation by the physician, including prescreening EEG and behavioral data; analyzes complex ictal and interictal features as well as artifacts.
Performs EEG when necessary.
Performs Electrocorticography from the exposed cerebral cortex in the operating room during subdural electrode implantation along with the neurologist to assure proper placement and functioning of these electrodes.
Performs Long Term Video-EEG Monitoring in the Seizure Unit demonstrating proficiency in the International 10-20 system as well as Supplementary Positions.
Performs Subdural LTM recording and maintains integrity of the recording system after subdural electrode implantation.
ABRET is highly preferred
High school education or equivalent preferred
Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
Completed Part I of ABRET/RNCRT (written exam) accreditation preferred.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Ability to work well with others and the willingness to learn new procedures.
5 years of experience as EEG Technician I in basic EEG, Evoked Potentials studies as well as basic Video-Telemetry with emphasis in Pediatrics, Neonates, Intensive Care and Operating room monitoring. Special training in the operation of EEG equipment and knowledge of the technical aspects of data recording, storage and retrieval. Experience in electronics and/or computer science.
CPR: Healthcare Provider
Graduate of an Electro-neuro-diagnostic Technology program accredited by Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or equivalent formal training.