Description Job Schedule:
Full Time Standard Hours:
40 Job Shift:
Shift 1 Shift Details:
Full time (40 hours/ week) Monday-Friday (11:00am-7:30pm),
potential for 1 weekend of commitment for on call.
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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.
Under minimal supervision, performs routine to complex electroencephalograms (EEGs) used to monitor and record brain activity. Assists in more complex neurodiagnostic exams requested by a physician, to assist care providers in evaluating and treating epilepsy and seizure disorders. Prior to an EEG exam, review the patient's medical history; meet with patient/caregivers to explain the procedure and answer questions. Prepare the patient for the exam by attaching electrodes to the patient’s head, and calibrating the equipment. During the exam, they operate equipment, modify or adjust recording strategy and document patient behaviors and clinical events. After the exam, remove electrodes, clean and disinfect the instrument for future use. Contribute to the processing of the data collected. All activities associated with exams are completed in accordance with department protocols and The Neurodiagnostic Society (ASET) national standards.
Upon achieving competency in more complex procedures and exams, as determined by manager, Technologists may perform independently.
- Pre-Study Procedures: Obtain patient health information and additional information from medical records and patient/caregivers in order to plan recording strategies and avoid adverse effects. Explain the testing procedure to patient/caregivers in a manner consistent with their ability to understand in order to establish rapport and elicit cooperation.
- Calibrate and troubleshoot equipment prior to and throughout procedure to maintain quality and safety
- Following 10-20 system for electrode placement, prepare the patient by measuring and marking the patient’s head to determine electrode sites. Prepare the sites for electrode placements in order to reduce impedance. Securely apply the electrodes. Check impedance to ensure electrode integrity
- Perform ordered type of EEG (Routine, long term, ambulatory, etc.) according to ASET national standards and HHC protocols. . Modify or adjust the recording strategy and/or instrument parameters to ensure a complete, comprehensive and technically satisfactory study. Maintain physical and electrical safety of patient throughout procedure
- Assist in other neurodiagnostic exams requested by a physician. Monitor patients during SPECT injection testing: observe patient and EEG for seizure onset; assist team to administer the SPECT tracer rapidly. Perform EEG during Wada testing in interventional radiology suite,.
- Assess patient during exams, notify clinical staff, as appropriate, to changes in clinical scenario (eg seizure, breathing difficulty, etc.)
- Document patient behavior and clinical events to provide additional information for the interpretation. Comply with all documentation requirements pertaining to the EEG lab and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
- Continuously monitor video and EEG of patients undergoing continuous EEG studies
- May provide supervision and training of EEG-in-training personnel, in accordance with HHC educational program.
- Demonstrate H3W behaviors during interactions with patients and staff.
- Participate in a process of continuous learning to develop additional competencies in more complex neurodiagnostic testing.
High school or GED required. Associates of Science Degree or Bachelors of Science Degree preferred.Experience:
Minimum 2 years clinical experience performing EEG evaluations.Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Current Registered EEG Technician (R.EEG.T) through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic (EEG) and Evoked Potential (EP) Technologists.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:
- Basic knowledge of computer systems, and basic keyboarding skills.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to exercise critical thinking skills
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