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Neurodiagnostic Technician 2 - Loudoun Hospital - FT

Loudoun Hospital 620897 Full Time 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA, 20176, US

Job Description

As a Neurodiagnostic Technician 2, under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager and consistent with department policies, you will ensure accurate diagnostic results while preparing patients for and conducting routine/special END procedures such as ambulatory/neonatal exams, long-term video electroencephalography (EEG) testing, evoked potentials and neuro monitoring. To help achieve our mission, you will conduct diagnostic and investigative studies in the Outpatient Laboratory, at the bedside and in critical care units on all ages of patients served by the department, WADA’s, Junior Neurodiagnostic Technicians and END students by explaining procedures or demonstrating the proper maintenance of equipment. Your extensive knowledge of epilepsy with regards to classification, seizure recognition and treatment is expected. Taking ownership for providing emergency EEG call rotation after scheduled work hours is of vital importance.

Job Responsibilities
  • Schedules appointments, greets patients/families and provides testing instructions.
  • Assists in monitoring quality improvement and the development/revision of Neurodiagnostic procedures and standards while serving as a role model/resource to Neurodiagnostic Technologist.
  • Performs complex electroencephalography (EEG) recordings including routine and/or portable EEG, neonatal EEG, cortical silence EEG and continuous bedside EEG monitoring by utilizing knowledge of EEG instrumentation and pattern recognition.
  • Positions patients/provides patients comfort by measuring and accurately applying electrodes in a timely manner according to the International 10–20 System.
  • Performs 24 hour Ambulatory EEG including editing of results by utilizing special training and resultant expertise in the recognition of ictal and inter-ictal electrographic patterns.
  • Writes a comprehensive patient history by gathering appropriate information from patients, patients' records and/or family members to include audiological or neurological symptomatology and medications.
  • Performs Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential studies by utilizing knowledge of audiologic instrumentation and pattern recognition as well as Visual Evoked Potential studies.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of patients at all times while identifying and seeking appropriate assistance for any emergency events.

Additional Requirements

  • Work schedule: Full - time, Monday - Friday 
  • Education: High school or GED, Graduate from an accredited program for Electroneurodiagnostic Technology and three years of experience in Neurodiagnostics or a Neurophysiological field. Registry as an R.EEG.T is required. Associates or Bachelor of Science degree desired.
  • Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in the Neurodiagnostic field in an inpatient or office setting. Experience performing advanced EEG/evoked potential studies.
  • CertificationBasic Life Support by the AHA for all ages. CPR for all age groups required. Eligible for/or successful completion of Part II (oral) examination for registration by ABRET (EEG and/or Evoked Potential) or completion of examination by an equivalent examination body.