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ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST 2 (END TECH)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • Job Code
    169234
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ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST 2 (END TECH)

Req #: 169234
Department: UW MEDICINE NEUROSURGERY & NEURODIAGNOSTICS
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/24/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,781 to $7,263 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UWMC has achieved both distinctions.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist 2

Under general supervision The Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist 2, prepares patient for and conducts routine, special and complex electroneurodiagnostic and other clinical electrophysiologic examinations, such as evoked potential studies, polygraphic studies, long-term and intraoperative monitoring and functional cortical mapping, including diagnostic and investigative studies in a variety of setting. Responsible for collecting and analyzing data. Performs technical interpretation of data and relates findings to physicians and /or neurophysiologist.  Assists in training END technologists and other personnel as needed.  May participate in clinical investigative or research activities.  Performs scheduling and other clerical duties.  Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality (CQI) improvement activities.

Job Duties/Performance Standards

Patient Set-up and Care
•Greets patient and family.
•Verifies identity of patient by asking patient to spell name, checking ID number, date of birth and/or verifying ID band.
•Educates patient and family on the test procedure and interacts with patient on a level appropriate to the patient’s age, mental capacity, and comprehension.
•Obtains patient’s medical history and relevant information including medications; documents patient information on appropriate worksheet.
•Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, neonate through geriatric population.
•Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
•Communicates promptly and appropriately with medical staff regarding care of the patient.
•Cleans up patient thoroughly at the end of each procedure.

Performing the Procedure and Acquiring Data
•In a timely manner, accurately measures and securely applies electrodes using standardized electrode placement systems and multiple electrode application techniques as needed.
•Measures electrode impedances and ensures that they remain acceptable during the recording session.
•Records electrical activity using standard montages and protocols and following published guidelines.
•Documents recording parameters, technical and clinical observations on the recording.
•Acquires technically adequate data that is interpretable and relatively artifact free.
•Recognizes and identifies artifacts from various sources; troubleshoots and eliminates or monitors artifacts.
•Implements alternative methods or adjusts parameters to obtain optimal recording as needed.
•Meets other nationally published specific competencies related to the procedure or modality being performed, for example, standards published by ACNS, AAEM, and ASET among others.

Use and Maintenance of Equipment
•Proficient in the use of computerized and other equipment in performing END procedures.
•Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts equipment as needed to ensure that instrumentation standards are met.
•Troubleshoots equipment problems; initiates repair and takes steps to resolve problems.
•Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order at all times. Cleans and disinfects appropriately after use.
•Verifies that equipment meets current preventative maintenance schedule and notifies supervisor or clinical engineering of PM date has expired.
•Operates equipment safely and ensures electrical safety of patient and staff at all times.

Data Analysis and Reporting
•Completes required documentation and worksheets for each procedure per established protocol.
•Analyzes data and relates technical interpretation of data to physicians and neurophysiologist.
•Documents any unusual findings or circumstances and provides this information promptly to the neurophysiologist or physician.
•Documentation meets current standards and policies.
•Maintains a daily log of all procedures performed and/or updates patient database accordingly.
•Archives data per established protocol.

Communication and Relationship with Others
•Communicates appropriately and clearly to coworkers, physicians and patients.
•Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
•Follows established standards and protocols of the particular recording site, such as intensive care unit and the operating room as they relate to the test being performed.
•Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
•Demonstrates the ability and willingness to orient new staff members.

Miscellaneous
•Completes fee sheets accurately and submits within 24 hours of the procedure.
•Practices infection control methods and complies with departmental/institutional guidelines for handling infectious and hazardous materials.
•Checks daily schedule for work assignments.
•Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and notifies appropriate staff when items are needed.  Initiates purchase as needed.
•Provides input in the purchase of new equipment and other budget matters.
•Utilizes E-mail and internet resources as required according to clinic practice and within University guidelines.
•Participates in research projects, conferences and technical meetings.
•Assists in patient scheduling using computerized scheduling system.
•Acts a resource to office staff.
•Performs other related duties, such as filing, performing audits, and filling out medical center surveys.


REQUIREMENTS:

Successful completion of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist training program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation AND one year of experience in a laboratory performing clinical electroneurodiagnostic tests
OR
Equivalent education/experience
REQUIREMENTS:
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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2019-11-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

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