Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UWMC has achieved both distinctions
This ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST 2 position will provide neurodiagnostic services at UWMC in the Operating Room.
This position will provide neurodiagnostic services at UWMC in the Operating Room.
Under general supervision performs specialized intraoperative neurophysiologic procedures such as somatosensory and motor evoked potentials, free-running and triggered electromyogenic responses of cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves, and other complex procedures pertaining to the nervous system.
Responsible for collecting and analyzing real-time data in the operating room. Effectively communicate technical interpretation of data and relate findings to physicians and/or attending neurophysiologist.
Develops and standardizes procedures for departmental use. Trains END technologists, students, and other personnel as needed. Provides work direction to others.
May participate in clinical investigative or research activities. Performs scheduling and other clerical duties.
Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality (CQI) improvements activities.
Carries pager while on-duty during shift and while on-call. Participates in on-call rotation for week day and weekend/holidays as scheduled.
• Verifies identity of patient by operating room procedure • Obtains patient’s medical history and relevant information including diagnosis, planned procedure and demographics; documents patient information on procedure and database. • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, neonate through geriatric population. • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. • Communicates promptly and appropriately with medical staff regarding care and safety of the patient. • Practices infection control methods and complies with departmental institutional guidelines for handling infectious and hazardous materials. • Cleans up patient thoroughly at the end of each procedure. Performing the Procedure and Acquiring Data • In a timely manner, accurately and securely applies needle electrodes using standardized electrode placement systems and multiple electrode application techniques as needed • Measures electrode impedances during the setup and as needed during the procedure • Records neurophysiologic activity using departmental montages and protocols and following published guidelines • Documents recording parameters, technical and operative observations on the recording as indicated • Recognizes and identifies artifacts from various sources; troubleshoots and eliminates or monitors artifacts • Implements alternative methods or adjusts parameters to obtain optimal recording as needed • Meets other nationally published specific competencies related to the procedure or modality being performed, for example, standards published by ACNS, ASNM, and ASET among others • Develops new procedures appropriate for departmental use and standardizes these procedures Use and Maintenance of Equipment • Proficient in the use of computerized and other equipment in performing neurophysiologic procedures • Troubleshoots equipment problems; initiates repair and takes steps to resolve problems • Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order at all times. Cleans and disinfects appropriately after use • Verifies that equipment meets current preventative maintenance schedule and notifies supervisor or clinical engineering of PM date has expired • Operates equipment safely and ensures electrical safety of patient and staff at all times • Ensures adequate network connection intraoperatively and works with ITS to troubleshoot connectivity issues. Data Analysis and Reporting • Analyzes and monitors data in real-time and relates technical interpretation of data to physicians and neurophysiologist. • Completes required documentation and worksheets for each procedure per established protocol. • Documents surgical monitoring events and any unusual findings or circumstances and provides this information promptly to the attending neurophysiologist or physician • Updates patient database accordingly. • Archives data per established protocol. Communication and Relationship with Others • Communicates appropriately and clearly to coworkers, physicians and patients • Follows established standards and protocols of the operating room • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to orient and train new staff members • Performs specialized and complex intraoperative neurophysiologic procedures autonomously • Completes fee sheets accurately and submits within 24 hours of the procedure • Checks daily emailed schedule for work assignments the evening prior to shift and throughout work day • Participates in assigning work as appropriate • Provides work direction to others • Trains END students, technologists and other staff • Participates in on-call rotations of assigned weekday and weekend/holiday • Carries pager while on-duty and responds promptly to pages per department protocol
Miscellaneous • Assists in patient scheduling using computerized scheduling system • Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and notifies appropriate staff when items are needed. Initiates purchase as needed • Provides input in the purchase of new equipment and other budget matters • Utilizes E-mail and internet resources as required according to University guidelines • Participates in research projects, conferences and technical meetings • Performs other related duties such as but not limited to: filing, performing audits, and filling out medical center surveys and other duties as assigned • Provides transit between hospital sites as assigned and provides adequate time for procedure setup • Ensures adequate transit options for inclement weather for timely arrival of scheduled shift or on-call procedures
Successful completion of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist training program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation AND one year of experience in a laboratory performing clinical electroneurodiagnostic tests OR equivalent education/experience.
• 2 years of experience in intraoperative neurophysiology or a combination of graduation from an accredited Electroneurodiagnostic Program and intraoperative neurophysiology experience • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as assigned • Flexible work schedules are required due to the nature of the position. Applicant must be able to work 10+ hour shifts
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Qualified applicants without CNIM have two years to complete certification upon date of hire • Must have good or greater: vision, hearing, manual dexterity, speech and keyboarding • Requires the ability to concentrate for long periods of time under stressful conditions and still perform properly and effectively • Frequent walking • Sitting /standing • Reaching including above/below shoulder height • Frequent kneeling/crawling • Pulling and pushing > 50 pounds • Carrying or pushing < 50 pounds • Frequent bending /stooping/crouching/twisting and continuous repetitive movements
Internal Number: 163803
About UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER - UWMC
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UWMC has achieved both distinctions.
UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
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