Chief Neurodiagnostic Tech

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Jul 13, 2018
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

Location Details: 
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth
 
 
Job Summary
The Chief Technologist coordinates the clinical services in Neurodiagnostics, including EEG, clinical EP�s, Intraoperative monitoring (EEG) and the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU). This position is responsible for ensuring high technical quality of procedure, training and competency of technologist, and organizing the daily workflow of procedures as it relates to Neurodiagnostics.

Essential Functions
  • Oversees the technical operation of clinical services provided by the department.
  • Coordinates the clinical activities of Neurodiagnostic Technologist in all patient care areas.
  • Performs routine and complex EEGs in all patient care areas.
  • Reviews and confirms the quality of work and competencies of technologist and student interns.
  • Perform long-term monitoring studies (including patient preparation, equipment setup, and data recording).
  • Extracts all relevant patient information from history and medical record. Adopts methods and instrumentation to obtain optimal results based on history, clinical observations, and neurodiagnostic findings.
  • Performs and oversees technologist pruning and archiving to ensure adequate server storage.
  • Coordinates Neurodiagnostic staffing schedules and assigns priorities according to the workload and clinical urgency.
  • Ensures the electrical safety of all equipment and that electrical safety checks are valid.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and minor equipment repair when necessary.
  • Capable of implementing trouble shooting strategies to maintain optimal recordings.
  • Works closely with information services/technology to ensure appropriate equipment maintenance and updates are completed.
  • Maintains policy and procedures manual(s) for neurodiagnostics, and ensures timely revisions.
  • Assist in directing related clerical activities.
  • Develops and participates in on-going technical education and ensures implementation of technologist skills.
  • Maintains relationships with referring physicians to resolve problems and to advise concerning laboratory procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of technical staff.
  • Reviews the supply inventory and makes sure material are adequately stocked.
  • Orders supplies routinely when needed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of personal computer software programs and programming. Plans, develops, and implements orientation, training program, and competencies for new teammates.
  • Accountable for team meetings, huddles, etc. and responsible for holding teammates accountable.
  • Insures hazardous materials are properly used and stored and that proper infection control practices are implemented.
  • Participates in a call schedule/weekend rotations with teammates.
Physical Requirements
The Chief Technologist will work in various patient care areas including patient rooms, critical care areas, operating room, and other clinical settings. Periods of standing and walking, moving and pushing equipment to remote patient care areas required. Exposure to biohazard materials follows safety guidelines.

Education, Experience and Certifications.
High school diploma or GED required. Completion of an approved education program in electroneurodiagnostics preferred, but not required. Registration in one Neurodiagnostic modality through ABRET is required. EEG registry must be obtained within 3 years of hire date, per Neurodiagnostic Technologist job description requirements. Additional certification/eligibility in EP/CNIM/LTM is desirable. BLS certification is required. 5 years� experience is preferred. 
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
 
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
 
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer