EEG Technologist - PD
Company: Lifespan Corporation
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Under the general supervision of the EEG Lead Technologist(s) and
according to established procedures conducts
electroencephalographic examinations collects information and
prepares impressions of findings to assist physician in evaluating
and diagnosing cerebral conditions by recording the brains
electrical activity. Such activities can be performed in either a
clinical or interoperative setting. When in the operating room
setting monitors EEG activity of patients under local or general
anesthesia. Performs evoked potential monitoring (EVP)
Performs a full range of EEG and EVP procedures in various hospital
settings i.e. operating room special procedures section of
radiology and the laboratory.
Monitors the brain activity of patients under anesthesia and
communicates pertinent information to the surgeon during
procedures. Notes clamping of arteries post-clamping conditions and
sew-up to watch for EEG changes when administering EEG tests in the
Supports EEG monitoring when assigned to the special procedures
laboratory or operating room to include brain mapping
intraoperative EEG Evoked Potential Monitoring and special
Interviews patient to obtain pertinent medical history to explain
and instruct patient regarding procedure and to allay anxiety and
elicit cooperation. Abstracts additional relevant information from
patients chart or medical record.
Ensures that electrodes are sterilized applies electrodes on
predetermined measured positions on patients head and checks
electrode performance. Uses appropriate precautionary measures to
prevent infections when using needle electrodes. Uses judgement in
placement of electrodes in deviating from standard practice to
Calibrates and checks the accuracy of response and as necessary
adjusts channels of EEG and EVP apparatus. Checks intravenous and
oxygen apparatus on patients requiring such therapy and reports any
malfunction to appropriate personnel.
Selects predetermined electrode combinations as well as special
combinations appropriate to the specific case. Obtains and
continuously scans recordings recognizes artifacts and takes
appropriate action to eliminate them. Uses activating procedures
such as hyperventilation and photic stimulation to induce and
record brain reaction. Notifies supervisor when sleep induction is
required and obtains recordings.
Makes notation on record of all actions taken during procedure and
records clinical manifestations observed during tests such as
patients degree of alertness versus drowsiness.
Reviews and analyzes tracings. Prepares impressions of findings
indicating technical changes that are focal laterilized paroxysmal
May perform premature baby testing both at Rhode Island Hospital
and Women and Infants Hospital. Provides patient preparation
including measuring of head and placement of electrodes.
Observes three physiological parameters in addition to
multi-channel EEG recordings: eye movements respiration cardiac
activity. Records changes to explain EEG findings.
Performs WADA studies in radiology special procedures.
May conduct closed circuit video recordings requiring knowledge of
equipment. Monitors patient at bedside for extended periods of
Monitors patients with specialized electrodes. Adheres to proper
sterilization procedures in placing needle electrodes on patients.
Provides stimulus where visual / auditory reactions are
Maintains equipment in clean operating condition; detects
instrumental malfunction; makes minor repairs and adjustments and
reports the need for major repair.
Conducts long-term monitoring at bedside for pentabarb coma
pediatric and adult patients.
- Maintains and enhances technical expertise by participating in
appropriate educational activities including attending conferences
and meetings and reading relevant journals.
Successful completion of post-high school. One- or two-year
accredited program in EEG Technology including completion of
Eligibility to sit for written examination for formal registration
by the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic
Technology within three years of placement in position (1000 EEG
Knowledge of EEG techniques concepts and equipment.
Ability to apply knowledge to clinical setting and expand upon it
Knowledge of pathological disorders directly affecting brain and
other medical conditions indirectly causing brain dysfunction.
Manual dexterity to measure and place electrodes accurately and
manipulate controls on EEG machines.
Visual acuity and capacity for sustained attention to detect minor
differences or abnormalities while scanning a moving graph of
constantly changing data for periods of up to two hours.
Analytical ability and communication skills necessary to formulate
and write concise technical impressions of EEG findings.
Interpersonal skills to explain procedures allay anxiety and gain
corporation of very ill patients.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
patients with consideration of aging processes human development
stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Up to one year on the job training and experience to become
familiar with wide range of EEG procedures.
Experience preferred though not required
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Normal patient care environment with some exposure to infectious
disease or unpleasant patient care activities. Some exposure to
volatile substances such as acetone ether and alcohol. Hazards are
minimized by adherence to established safety and infection control
Some physical effort to cope with patients with behavioral problems
who may be combative.
Performs independently within department policies and procedures.
Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification
of department policies and procedures may be required.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1
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