The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), under the direction of Epileptologist physician, will monitor epilepsy patients for 4 continuous inpatient days to determine candidacy for neurosurgery. The Technologist will perform EEG testing for in-patients and outpatients. Notifies the neurologist when study is complete. Manages documentation and storage of the studies, both electronically and on DVDs. Schedules appointments. Other duties as assigned.
Reads physician's electroencephalograph test requisition to determine which of a number of standards tests are to be performed; explains to patient the need for the examination and procedure involved in an effort to reduce or overcome possible anxiety or reluctance to cooperate.
Determines locations to place electrodes on patient's head; marks locations on patient's head. Attaches electrodes to marked locations on patient's head; ensures that electrode leads are connected correctly; calibrates all electroencephalograph recording channels in accordance with standard procedure.
Operates electroencephalograph equipment in accordance with training, experience, and standard procedure to produce tracings for analysis by a physician.
Observes patient for undesired activity such as blinking of the eves or leg movement which may produce artifacts on the tracing and notates such activity on the tracing.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
High School diploma or equivalent, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) from American Heart Assn, required
Registered EEG Tech or EPT through ABRET, preferred, and obtained within 6 months after hire date.
Prefer at least least 6 months experience as an EEG Technologist
Experience in EMU and evoked potential, EMG. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
Completion of specialized vocational training in electroencephalography or related medical training, preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.