UnityPoint Health Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist II in Peoria, Illinois
UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.
UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. We have a vision for healthcare, and it starts with you: "Best outcome for every patient, every time."
Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities, and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Illinois and Iowa.
We surround you with care that is coordinated between your doctor's office, hospital and in your home.
With almost 600 board-certified physicians backed by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who combine high-tech medicine with genuine warmth and caring, UnityPoint Health - Methodist provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Central Illinois.
To provide quality testing, as ordered by physicians, to aid in the diagnosis of or rule out neurodiagnostic disease/disorder. To provide quality care to patients and their family members.
“We are committed to delivering outstanding healthcare. Period.”
TECHNOLOGIST FOLLOWS PRE-TESTING PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES.
The technologist routinely checks for orders and reviews the appointment log.
The technologist will check with the coordinator of any unclear orders.
The technologist prepares rooms to be hospitable and presentable prior to patient's arrival.
The technologist ensures proper working condition of equipment prior to testing.
Technologist will assure forms are filled out correctly.
Technologist will assure patient information was logged correctly.
The technologist verifies the identity of patient.
Technologist will ask appropriate questions to obtain a complete and correct history.
The technologist knows the proper electrode application protocol.
Technologist explains electrode application to reassure patient.
The technologist evaluates the patient to assess patient's mental and physical condition.
The technologist follows universal precautions and isolation techniques as required.
The technologist reports safety issues to the coordinator.
Test will be performed on the day assigned without delay; the technologist will notify the coordinator of any changes.
The technologist will ensure that all studies are being completed according to department procedure and physician orders and follow ASET guidelines.
TECHNOLOGIST PERFORMS ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES ACCORDING TO PROTOCOL.
Able to complete EEG set up on adults and children within 25 minutes.
Stimulates patients to produce, analyze and record data from the central and peripheral nervous system.
Performs evoked potentials in the operating room and intensive care units.
Assesses depth of anesthesia and monitoring patients in coma.
Monitors and records EEGs in the Epilepsy Service long-term care unit.
Conducts patient evaluation in physiological polysomnography.
Prepares surgery patients and equipment for and during carotid endarterectomy, Electrocorticography and other neurosurgical, orthopedic and otolaryngology procedures.
Performs studies to determine and verify cerebral death.
Performs EEG recordings in all patient care setting.
Accurately places EEG electrodes according to 10/20 measurement system.
Technologist will assure that calibrations are performed correctly
Technologist will assure montages are appropriate for diagnosis.
Technologist will assure correct instrument changes are implemented.
Technologist will assure documentation on the study is correct and complete.
Technologist will assure procedures (e.g. sleep study, MSLT, CPAP, Bi-Level, oxygen, procedure list primarily just sleep and EEG, video monitoring, hyperventilation, photic stimulation, nerve/muscle stimulation, etc.) are used properly.
Technologist will assure artifacts are noted and eliminated or monitored.Technologist will assure abnormalities are noted during the tracing.
- Certificate Program in the field(s) of Sleep Medicine. Applicable to staff working in Sleep Disorders Center & not required for working in EEG lab: Must be enrolled in or have evidence of completion of the A-STEP Online Self -Study Modules; or be enrolled in or have evidence of completion of a CoA PSG training program or a CoA END or CoARC training program with an add-on track for polysomnography. Required
1-3 years of experience in/with technical aptitude and able to pass competencies established; medical terminology Preferred.
License and Certification
Required English Skills
Basic reading skills
Basic writing skills
Basic oral skills
Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
Requisition ID: 2017-35573
Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
Posting Minimum: USD $0.00/Hr.
Name: EEG/Sleep Lab- MMCI
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 12 hour shifts Sunday through Saturday
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org