The Electroencephalographic Technologist (EEG.T) performs all aspects of various neurological testing including, but not limited to, electroencephalograms, multimodality evoked potentials, surgical monitoring (EEG and/or EP), nerve conduction studies and EMG’s. These duties may be primarily assigned depending upon experience, interests and departmental needs. All testing is conducted accordance with standards of practice as defined by Bothwell Regional Health Center, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist. The EEG.T works under the direction of the Neurodiagnostics Medical Director. Utilizes a variety of sophisticated instrumentation and decision making in the treatment and handing of the individual patient. Identifies opportunities for continuous improvements of processes and services on an on-going basis.
The EEG.T. is directly responsible to the Neurology Department and Sleep Disorder Lab Director.
Introduce the patient to the testing environment and procedures to be used, address questions and concerns and attend to the patient’s comfort and safety during procedure. Also, prepare the patient for the procedure, testing all equipment and recording devices and making adjustments.
Review, analyze and document patient specific data to determine appropriate recording procedures, methodology and special considerations, if any. Individually observe and assess clinical behavior and ongoing study to determine appropriate recording parameters for specific situations as they arise and make adjustments/changes/corrections as required.
Assist other technologists in quality assessment monitoring, technical training and other departmental projects as requested and share responsibilities. Maintain current knowledge to assure the safe working environment and demonstrate practical application of all policies and procedures relative to safety, infection control, universal precautions and risk management.
Identify potential emergency situations and respond appropriately. Also, demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide population specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Participate in on-going education in technical and clinical neurodiagnostic procedures through staff meetings, in-services, attendance at workshops and trade-society meetings, and independent ready/study to keep abreast of latest developments and continuously improve and upgrade skills.