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Neurodiagnostic Technician I - Grade 856

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description: Under direct supervision of the laboratory supervisor, the Neurodiagnostic Tech I prepares patients for and conducts routine Electroneurodiagnostic (END) procedures; collects data pertinent to the interpretation of test results. Assists senior technologists or medical staff with complex recordings.Essential Responsibilities:Performs END procedures in EEG and at least one other modality (EP, LTEM, NCV, PSG, or Intraoperative Neuromonitoring) under direct supervision and in accordance with the standards and protocols of the laboratory.Measures and accurately applies electrodes in a timely manner and with appropriate impedances.Demonstrates competency in multiple electrode application techniques.Documents a comprehensive patient history gathering appropriate information from patient, patient's record, and family members including neurological symptomatology and medications.Verifies identity of patient and provides adequate patient ID on all studies. Protects patient confidentiality.Evaluates the patient for comprehension and ability to cooperate.Utilizes approved methods to improve patient cooperation/relaxation. Follows department protocols for sedation.Educates the patient and/or family on the test procedure, interacting on a level appropriate to the patient's age and mental capacity.Attends to patient needs while in the department and ensures patient safety at all times.Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate actions to take during emergency situations.Ensures electrical safety of patient and staff.Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording. This may include appropriate control setting changes on the machine, use of extra electrodes, extra montages, and use of activation procedures.Recognizes artifacts (patient, instrumental, or environmental).Documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact.Demonstrates knowledge of departmental infection control standards relating to patient, equipment, and electrodes.Complies with department/institution guidelines for handling of infectious/hazardous materials.Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order.Verifies appropriate calibrations and makes adjustments, if necessary.Troubleshoots equipment problems and repairs or reports to supervisor promptly.Demonstrates positive interpersonal communication skills with patients, their families, lab staff, physicians, and other members of the hospital staff.Demonstrates knowledge of neuroanatomy, physiology, basic electronics, electrical safety, END instrumentation, pattern recognition, and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence END procedures.Demonstrates basic computer skills.Reviews studies with Technical Director and/or interpreting physician and implements suggestions for quality improvement.Learns to perform additional and advanced END procedures by supervised practice with increasing independence.Performs clerical duties as required including scheduling of procedures, archiving of studies, and charge entry.Expands knowledge by participation in conferences, in-services, and independent study.Performs other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.Basic Qualifications: Experience Minimum of two (2) years of experience in performing routine and complex EEG studies. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in performing Phase I and II Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring. Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived. Education Associate's degree in neurodiagnostic technology or equivalent. License, Certification, Registration Registered EEG Technologist and registered or registry eligible in at least one (1) of the following: Registered Evoked Potential Technologist (R. EP T.), Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring Technologist, or Registered Nerve Conduction Studies Technologist (R. NCS.T.). If registry eligible, registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire. BLS required.Additional Requirements: Proficient in performing routine and complex Electroencephalograms. Proficient in performing clinical Evoked Potentials. Proficient in performing Phase I and II Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring. Knowledge of medical and pharmacologic conditions that effect Neurodiagnostic Monitoring. Must meet physical requirements for this position. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Proficient with neurodiagnostic software applications. Expected to perform routine and complex studies on patients of all ages, with indirect supervision. Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.Preferred Qualifications: N/A Primary Location: California,San Leandro,San Leandro Medical Center Additional Locations: California Fremont Niles East Medical Offices, 39400 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont,California, 94538 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 4 Shift: Day Workdays: Sun Working Hours Start: 10:00 AM Working Hours End: 2:00 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01-SEIU-United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Neurology Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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