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Geisinger Health System Neurophysiology Tech I in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Will perform EEG procedures according to facility policy and procedures. During procedures for which competence has not been achieved, the technician will train under direct technical supervision.

Job Duties

  • Is knowledgeable in correct EEG performance and recognition of clinically significant events and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results.

  • Maintains the patients’ safety through communication to other patient care support staff during EEG if needed.

  • Continues to learn and apply basic and intermediate EEG waveform recognition, relevant medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, current HIPPA practices, contraindications for activation procedures, instrumentation and preparation for use.

  • Performs patient assessment as related to care such as electrode fixation product allergies, movement restrictions and cognitive function.

  • Knows and recognizes drug and physiologic status effects on activity monitored.

  • Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient and healthcare staff to convey the purpose of the EEG and answers questions regarding the procedure.

  • Understands why and how to maintain correct electrode connections.

  • Identifies and performs basic and intermediate technical troubleshooting and artifact identification and elimination.

  • Understands and follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety within the EEG unit.

  • Has knowledge of alternate montages, protocols and alternate equipment settings and their effects should be applied.

  • Contacts supervisory staff as appropriate for problems within the EEG unit, stocks supplies, and prepares patient rooms for EEG procedures.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Education

Bachelor's Degree-Healthcare Related Degree (Required)

Experience

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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