UPMC Neurodiagnostic Technician I in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

Purpose:

Perform under direct supervision and according to established guidelines and procedures, routine and complex procedures to obtain data for use in the clinical diagnosis of disorders of the nervous system in at least one of the following modalities of Neurodiagnostics: Electroencephalogarphy (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Epilepsy Monitoring and Polysomnograhy (PSG), or Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). Perform duties in various diagnostic and research areas as assigned.

We will consider all levels of the career ladder for this role. The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, and certification.

Responsibilities:

  • Clean, adjust and perform routine maintenance and repair on neurodiagnostic equipment to ensure proper functioning. Troubleshoot routine equipment problems.

  • Collaborate with supervisor and medical personnel to resolve problems and to advise concerning laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.

  • Document pertinent medical history from the patient or family members.

  • Identify EEG waveforms/patterns during testing and communicate to medical personnel.

  • Operate computer equipment to record nervous system responses that provide quantitative and objective measures of the neuronal/sensory function.

  • Perform procedures with appropriate documentation.

  • React in medical emergencies to ensure patient safety; know unit and hospital procedures for working with high acuity patients.

  • Recognize changes in the clinical condition of the patient and correlate those changes with the EEG. Discriminate the changes requiring intervention such as seizures or cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Schedule patients for neurodiagnostic procedures and obtain required medical information; explain procedures, alleviate fears, and elicit cooperation. Prepare patient for tests to include measuring and marking cranial area and fastening electrodes to specified positions on scalp and body.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates or Bachelors Degree Preferred

  • Six months of patient care/health care or EEG experience. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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