Job Code: 02525-12894
Welcome to Memorial Hospital. Founded in 1969 by a group of physicians and community leaders, Memorial has built a strong tradition of providing quality healthcare to Northeast Florida for over 40 years.
We feature an accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Stroke Center, dedicated Heart Center, a state-of-the-art Spine Clinic, and Memorialâ€™s maternity center, Special Beginnings.
Today, Memorial Hospital has emerged as a state-of-the-art 418-bed, full service, acute care medical facility. For the second year in a row Memorial has been named a U.S. News & World Report best hospital and our patient safety scores, ranked by independent organizations, are some of the best in the area. Position Summary
- Performs EEG exams in compliance with regulatory agencies and hospital and department policies and procedures
1.Sound knowledge and proficiency in the use of Neuro-Diagnostic equipment.
2.Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills with patients, patientâ€™s family, Neuro-Diagnostic Laboratory staff, physicians and other members of the hospital staff. Interacts with Neurologists, other physicians, and other staff personnel.
3.Explains test to patients.
4.Obtains an accurate and concise patient history. Notes patient information, such as seizure types, date of last seizure, other neurologic symptoms, and any medications taken.
5.Measures and apply EEG electrodes using 10 â€" 20 International System in an accurate and efficient manner.
6.Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts the EEG instrument to proper technical standards as required. Puts emphasis on sensitivity, time axis, mechanical and electrical baseline in order to obtain top quality EEG recordings.
7.Records EEG activity using standard montages. Labels all pertinent machine settings and clinical observations on the EEG tracing.
8.Recognizes, monitors and eliminates electrode artifacts such as high-impedance leads, muscle artifact, eye movement, respiration artifact, and EKG-caused artifacts in order to obtain an adequate test.
9.Implements alternative non-standard montage and machine setting in order to better define abnormalities, including the application of additional electrodes such as eye leads,etc.
10.Performs routine activation procedures such as hyperventilation and photec stimulation.
11.Removes electrodes and cleans the patientâ€™s scalp after completion of study.
12.Cleans electrodes and equipment. Maintains work area in an organized, safe and sanitary fashion by cleaning the patient area and by changing the linen for the next patient.
13.Recognize normal patterns, normal variants and abnormal patterns.
14.Passes competency tests given by the Lead Technologist as appropriate.
15.Logs all EEG records and puts charges in the computer accurately. Transfer EEG information to physician reading room.
16.Attends seminars on Electroneuro-diagnostic Testing and completes annual continuing education as required.
17.Uses QA sheet to report miscommunications and delays.
18.Verifies doctorâ€™s orders in chart. Follows Dr.â€™s written orders.
19.Initials patientâ€™s chart when exam is completed.
20.Organizes and prioritizes exams for best work flow.Required Education
- High school diploma. Certificate of completion from accredited Electro-diagnostic Technology program (may be completed within 18 months of hire) or equivalent formal training.
- Current Basic Life Support/CPR
- College level courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Basic Electronics and Medical Terminology preferred.
Last Edited: 02/27/2018