EEG / EMG Technologist in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  6144 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $21.23 - $28.11 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The EEG/EMG Technologist performs standard and complicated electroencephalogram (EEG) tracings and EEG recordings. The EEG Technologist transports equipment, positions patients, attaches electrodes and provides appropriate instructions and explanations to patients and their families. Performs electromyography (EMG) procedures which include monitoring test for nerve/muscle response, in addition to detecting/eliminating from consideration all artifacts.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health’s mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi Health values
•    Performs standard and complicated electroencephalogram (EEG) tracings with minimum supervision
•    Performs standard EEG recordings (awake, sleep, hyperventilation of photic stimulation, nasopharyngeal, etc)
•    Transports EEG equipment to perform tracings on immobile patients
•    Positions patients, attaches electrodes, and provides appropriate instructions to patients
•    Analyzes patients' medical records to obtain pertinent information/history, which could have a bearing on procedure (e.g. signs of head injury, epilepsy)
•    Ensures electrical safety of patients at all times
•    Explains the recording procedures to the patient and any family members present
•    Ability to obtain reports from electronic medical record system, EPIC
•    Cleans equipment, makes minor repairs/adjustments, maintains necessary supplies, and orders/stock supplies as needed
•    Daily charge capture 
•    Participates in in-service education and EEG conferences
•    Assists with scheduling appointments from referrals or direct requests 
•    Assists with Botox injection procedures
•    Performs electromyography (EMG) procedures which include monitoring test for nerve/muscle response, in addition to detecting/eliminating from consideration all artifacts
•    Records reactions for study by physician, altering recording procedure if necessary to amplify specific abnormalities and facilitate interpretation by physician
•    Participates in training activities, when warranted 
•    Calibrate and adjust equipment and the beginning of each shift to ensure equipment is working properly 
•    Write, document, and submit reports on each patients’ response to procedure(s) and test(s), and ensure all information and outcomes are confidentially stored 
•    Arranges for the maintenance and repair of equipment
 



Job Requirements

•    High school diploma or equivalent required 
•    Successful completion of an accredited educational program for EEG Technologists 
•    Registration as a R. EEG T. (Certification by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologist (ABREEGT) 
•    One year of job-related experience



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Ability to alter activities and behaviors to reflect and ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e. adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, adult) as described in the area/unit age-specific and/or job-specific competencies; maintains age-specific and job-specific competencies as described according to department/area/and unit specific competencies
•    Ability to use and maintain EEG instruments, impedance meter, photic stimulator chloridizine machine, and electrode applicator apparatus
•    Ability to use effective interpersonal communication skills with tact and diplomacy
•    Knowledge of electrophysiological studies (i.e., evoked potentials, prolonged EEG monitoring)
•    Ability to recognize normal/abnormal tracings and adverse reactions to procedures
•    Knowledge of and ability to follow record keeping procedures and departmental and hospital policies and procedures
•    Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served; must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
•    Ability to use age-appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job-specific/age-specific competencies
•    Ability to work with all kinds of people (sick/well patients), run legible EEG tracings, work under pressure (time limitations, patient volume, patients in stress/crisis)
 



Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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