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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
Under the supervision of EEG Technologist, R. EEG T, supervisor, or manager, performs routine electroencephalograms (EEGs) used to monitor and record brain activity, and may assist in other neurodiagnostic exams requested by a physician, to assist care providers in evaluating and treating epilepsy and seizure disorders. Prior to an EEG exam, technologists 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. They also contribute to the processing of the data collected. All activities associated with exams are completed in accordance with CHH and/or HHC guidelines.
EEG technologist also performs cardiac procedures on patients to obtain data utilized by the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Performs related record keeping of these procedures.
Pre-Study Procedures: Obtain patient health information and additional information from medical records and patient/caregivers. 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 HH and/or HHC guidelines. 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.
Assess patient during exams, notify clinical staff, as appropriate, to changes in clinical scenario (e.g. seizure, breathing difficulty, etc.)
Under direct supervision, may assist in other neurodiagnostic exams requested by a physician. For example, monitor patients during SPECT injection testing; perform EEG during Wada testing.
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
Participate in a process of continuous learning to pursue eligibility for and achievement of ABRET Registered Electroencephalography Technologist (R. EEG T.) certification.
Performs routine, pre-op and STAT 12 lead electrocardiograms. Prepares cardiogram for interpretation by physician using EKG data management system
Performs multi-stage cardiac stress testing including regular, nuclear and pharmacological test procedures. Prepares patient and assists care provider during the test.
Performs 24-48 hour holter monitoring including: preparation of patient and monitor, downloading completed procedure for scanning and analysis, preparing scanned and analyzed reports for cardiologist interpretation, notify physician of critical arrhythmias, and sending signed reports to ordering physician.
Places 30 day Event and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry monitors on patients. Explains how to use equipment including how to record and transfer symptoms. Notifies cardiologist of critical arrhythmias. Sends signed recording to ordering MD.
Responds to Rapid Response and Code Blue emergencies to perform electrocardiograms, as needed
High School diploma or GED required. Associate or graduate of a CAAHEP accredited NDT program preferred
Six (6) month work clinical EEG experience performing basic/routine evaluations or, One (1) year experience within the last three years in a comparable job. requred
Current CPR / BLS certification required
Knowledge of computer systems, software and basic keyboarding skills
Knowledge of medical terminology
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to operate a variety of EEG equipment
Ability to exercise critical thinking and trouble shooting skills.
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