A day in the life of a Neurodiagnostic Assistant can look like:
The Neurodiagnostic Assistant is a support position in the neurodiagnostic department, designed to be flexible to meet the specific needs of the neurodiagnostic department. The Neurodiagnostic Assistant assists the technologist by facilitating the workflow of the department. This position may include a growth ladder from basic to advanced assistant skills; however, the Neurodiagnostic Assistant does not perform neurodiagnostic procedures. This position does not assume nor require the Neurodiagnostic Assistant to become a Neurodiagnostic Technologist. The Neurodiagnostic Assistant trains under direct technical supervision. Once training is complete and all required institution competencies have been achieved, the Neurodiagnostic Assistant works under indirect technical supervision.
- Performs duties that assist the Neurodiagnostic Technologist and department which include but are not limited to: maintaining and stocking supplies and equipment; patient interaction that may include scheduling appointments and explaining procedures
- Prepares patient rooms for neurodiagnostic procedures; equipment and supply set up and other related duties as established by the department that are consistent with patient and technical care for this level.
- Monitors, in Level 3 and 4 epilepsy centers, continuous EEG patients under the supervision of a Neurodiagnostic Technician.
- Acknowledges clinical seizure recognition, patient safety and how to respond to patient emergencies in the EMU and learns to communicate effectively with the patient to convey the purpose of the procedure and answer questions about the test.
- Removes electrodes and responsible for clean-up of the patient after the procedure while applying safety policy.
- Charges procedures and enters patient data into files and computer system according to facility policy.
- Contacts supervising staff as appropriate for problems within the neurodiagnostic department.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Hours: PRN; facility is open M-F; hours may be 0800 - 2030 and 2000-0830; 3 -12 hr shifts; days vary; potential for weekend support which when the lab goes 24/7 there will be weekend and holiday coverage days
- Location: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
- Education: High School or GED
- Certification/Training: Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
- Other: Entry level PC and Microsoft Windows knowledge; Physical Exposure: Lighting bright and dim, mechanical hazards, hazardous substances, infectious diseases; Physical Ability: Must be good or greater: vision, hearing, manual dexterity, talking and speech, typing, concentrate for long periods of time under stressful conditions and still perform effectively
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