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Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.
General Statement of Duties:
Under the direction of the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology/Neurovascular performs EEG studies, EMGs, evoked potentials, epilepsy studies and other related examinations according to established standards and practices at a high technical level. Team Leader will assess competencies of assigned staff and be the primary resource/contact for all equipment. Team Leader will also assist the director with ongoing quality issues to include reporting and measurement of outcomes.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Candidate will facilitate the day-to-day operations of the Neurovascular department. Plans, organizes, and delegates in an effective manner. Uses good judgment for staffing ratios based on hospital needs. Candidate will properly report improper behavior to upper management, which requires employee counseling. Candidate will train all staff and students to perform at a high level of competency. Must demonstrate an aptitude to teach, guide, and direct trainees.
2. Demonstrates effective leadership skills. This includes sharing current knowledge base with others, involvement in hospital/unit, managing acute problems that occur during a given shift, and recognizing the need for change and recommending appropriate action.
3. Demonstrates technical proficiency for basic digital EEG. This includes familiarity with national, hospital, and lab standards for testing. Candidate will utilize the 10-20 system of electrode placement to include manual measurements, skin prep, and electrode application (paste and collodian). Demonstrates proper knowledge of montage selection based on patient condition. At the completion of all studies, properly removes electrodes, clean patient/equipment, and documents all necessary paperwork. Demonstrates critical thinking and skill to recognize and correct artifact accordingly. Candidate can successfully trouble-shoot equipment and leads appropriately.
4. Demonstrates technical proficiency for proper set-up of long-term studies (Epilepsy) to include lead placement and patient prep. Candidate will be familiar checking the system during on-going recordings and transfer of digital data to reading station for interpretation by a qualified reader.
5. Demonstrates technical proficiency for set-up of ambulatory EEG to include lead placement and patient prep. Candidate will ensure proper and complete in-services for all patients on the use of all equipment. Candidate will transfer all data as necessary to the reading station.
6. Assists physicians to perform EMGs. Candidate will prepare the room and set up the necessary equipment, arrange for patient transport, and provide all necessary supplies for the procedure. Will assist and/or train as needed in the performance of evoked potential (VERs, BAERs, and SSEPs). Performs patient education about all procedures performed within the lab.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 1. Education: High School Diploma or GED
2. Experience: Minimum of three years experience in a hospital/military setting performing neurodiagnostic or polysomnography procedures.
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
4. Preferred: Graduate of an AMA school of Neurodiagnostic or military equivalent.
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
1. Required: BLS
2. Preferred: Registry from the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists, Inc. (REEGT)
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