EEG Technician

Admin/Clerical Kirkland, Washington

Department: Neuroscience Institute
Job Type: Per Diem Shift: Day/Evening
Hours/Week: varies
Req: 40565


Description

Performs EEGs in the laboratory and at the bedside of critically ill patients. Represents EEG services to physicians, other healthcare providers, and to the community.

Performs EEGs according to established standards.

Obtains and writes an accurate and concise comprehensive patient history gathering appropriate information from patient, patient’s record, and family members to include history of seizures, other neurological symptomatology and medications.

Communicates the testing process accurately and prepares patient for procedure.

Measures and accurately applies electrodes in a timely manner, according to the International 10-20 and 10-10 system. Ensures that electrode impedances meet laboratory standards.

Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts the EEG instrument to proper technical standards with emphasis on sensitivity, time axis, and mechanical and electrical baselines in order to obtain top-quality EEG recordings.

Records EEG activity using standard montages. Labels all pertinent machine settings and clinical observations on the EEG tracing.

Recognizes, monitors, documents, and/or eliminates electrode artifacts (patient or environmental), such as high-impedance leads, muscle artifact, eye movements, respiration artifact, and electrocardiogram to obtain an adequate test.

Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording. This may include appropriate control setting changes on the machine, use of extra electrodes, extra montages, and use of activation procedures.

Prepares an EEG worksheet, including a technical description of the EEG, with emphasis on clinical observations in order to assist the neurologist with the final interpretation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position: Knowledge of neuroanatomy and physiology, basic electronics and electrical safety, general knowledge of EEG instrumentation, pattern recognition, and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence the EEG. Knowledge of basic infection control standards relating to patient and equipment, including electrodes. Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills in interactions with patients, patient families, physicians, and other members of the hospital staff Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire

DESIRED for the position: Registered EEG Tech, or registry eligible 3 years of EEG experience Associate’s degree