EEGs will be performed in a hospital setting on an inpatient and outpatient setting. Technologists will need to be available Monday through Friday for call-ins during daytime hours. Calls after 5pm will be performed the next morning at 8am. COVID protocol training will be provided and all PPE will be provided as well.
Section I EEG Core Knowledge:
The electroencephalographic (EEG) technologist has the knowledge base to interact with the patient and obtain a quality, interpretable EEG recording that will yield information about the brain’s neuronal activity. The technologist possesses the appropriate knowledge level of diseases to correlate patient history and clinical symptoms to determine appropriate maneuvers to be performed during the EEG. Technical Skills and Other Abilities:
• verifying identity of the patient
• disinfecting electrodes after each procedure or using disposable products
• following standard precautions for infection control per facility policy and procedures
• attending to patient needs as established by facility policy and procedures
• recognizing/responding to life-threatening situations
• being certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
• following facility policy and procedures for sedation
• complying with facility policy and procedures for emergency and disaster situations
• complying with hazardous material handling procedures
• maintaining instrument/equipment in good working order
• taking appropriate precautions to ensure electrical safety.
The EEG technologist establishes rapport with the patient and the patient’s family by:
• using personal communication skills to achieve patient relaxation/cooperation
• explaining all test procedures including activation procedures
• explaining the electrode application method (paste, collodion, etc.)
• interacting on a level appropriate to patient’s age and cognitive ability
• maintaining respect and patient confidentiality.
The EEG technologist evaluates the patient to:
• determine the patient’s mental age, mental state, and comprehension level
• note the patient’s overall physical condition
• determine appropriate method of electrode application
• ascertain the patient’s capacity to cooperate with activation procedures
• determine if hyperventilation/photic stimulation is contraindicated
• accommodate for disabilities or special needs
• determine the need for additional physiological monitors
• document unusual or inappropriate behavior suggestive of seizure or psychogenic nonepileptic event • determine the possible need for restraints or emergency intervention.
The EEG technologist prepares a basic data sheet that includes:
• patient’s information (name, age, ID number, doctor, etc.)
• recording time, date, and technologist’s name or initials
• pertinent patient history and familial medical history
• previous EEG reports
• current medication/sedation and time of last dosage
• time of last meal
• time, date, aura, and circumstances of last seizure or symptoms
• patient’s mental, behavioral, and consciousness states
• diagram of skull defects or anomalies (if any)
• diagram of any modifications in electrode placement.
The EEG technologist’s electrode application follows a method that includes:
• ensuring accurate electrode placement according to the International 10–20 System or modified 10–10 System
• adjusting electrode placement for anatomical defects or anomalies
• cleaning the electrode site to reduce skin impedance prior to scalp electrode application
• applying surface electrodes with EEG conductive paste or with collodion and electrolyte
• normal and normal variants awake and asleep patterns for each age range
• abnormal awake and asleep patterns for each age range
• EEG patterns for levels of consciousness
• clinical and nonconvulsive seizure patterns. The EEG technologist possesses the knowledge base necessary to correlate patient history and clinical symptoms in order to determine the appropriate electrode application and recording parameters in the following disease processes:
• seizure classification
• altered consciousness.
The EEG technologist maintains and improves knowledge and skills by:
• reviewing EEG records with the electroencephalographer on a regular basis
• reading journal articles
• studying textbooks related to the field
• attending continuing education courses in clinical neurophysiology
• completing online EEG courses
• participating in quality assurance/improvement reviews
• participating in professional organizations for neurodiagnostics
• achieving EEG certification and meeting recertification requirements.
R.EEG.T or Board eligible according to ABRET.org pathways I, II, III, IV.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Will negotiate salary based on experience and start date
Internal Number: 001
About Evokes, LLC
Evokes, LLC is an established IONM/Neurodiagnostic Company that has been providing quality patient care for over 20 years. We are JCAHO accredited with an ABRET accredited in-house clinical and IONM training program. We currently serve over 100 facilities in 5 states. Our goal is improve the neurodiagnostic world and be leader/innovator in the new technology.
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