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Clinical/Allied Health
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194481 Requisition #
GENERAL SUMMARY
Performs, under general direction 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: Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Epilepsy Monitoring and Polysomnography (PSG), or Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). Performs duties in various diagnostic and research areas as assigned. Assists with the daily operations of the department. Trains and mentors new staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs Routine EEG, VEEG, LTM, EMU phase I and phase II (intracranial implanted electrodes) set-ups, intra and extra operative cortical brain mapping, electrocorticography (EcOGs), Neuro and Vascular Surgery monitoring, Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) programming.
  • Schedules patients for neurodiagnostic procedures and obtain required medical information; explain procedures, alleviate fears, and elicit cooperation.
  • Prepares patient for tests to include measuring and marking cranial area and fastening electrodes to specified positions on scalp and body.
  • Documents pertinent medical history from the patient or family members.
  • Operates computer equipment to record nervous system responses that provide quantitative and objective measures of the neuronal/sensory function.
  • Performs procedures with appropriate documentation.
  • Identifies EEG waveforms/patterns during testing and communicate to medical personnel.
  • Recognizes changes in the clinical condition of the patient and correlate those changes with the EEG.
  • Discriminates the changes requiring intervention such as seizures or cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Cleans, adjusts and performs routine maintenance and repair on neurodiagnostic equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Troubleshoots routine equipment problems.
  • Collaborates with supervisor and medical personnel to resolve problems and to advise concerning laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Reacts in medical emergencies to ensure patient safety; knows unit and hospital procedures for working with high acuity patients.
  • Reviews and edits ambulatory EEG studies prior to physician review.
  • Archives and verifies digital EEGs on permanent storage media.
  • Assists with supervisory duties in the absence of a Lead or Supervisor such as designating work assignments, overseeing junior staff and ensuring quality work production.
  • Triages long term ICU and OR EEG monitoring of patients; ensures that studies are reviewed, edited and sent to server for physician action.
  • Facilitates communication between physicians and other departments by ensuring that appropriate studies are completed and communication between departments is maintained.
  • Provides in-service education within the department and for external services such as Grand Rounds, ICU Orientation, etc.
  • Provides quality patient care and interaction as well as basic knowledge and technical performance as defined by the ACNS guidelines.
  • Assists the department with maintaining continuing education by reviewing literature and attending educational meetings for the latest accepted practices and electrical safety relevant to equipment and testing.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • High School or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Five or more years of experience in the performance of EEG procedures.
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED
  • Credentialed in Radiologic Electroencephalography Technologists (R. EEG T.).
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Passed examination by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ABRET) and has proven competence in all EEG modalities.

     Overview

       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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