May 09, 2019

Neurodiagnostic Technologist (Full-time, Nights)

  • Sutter Health
  • Sacramento, CA
Full time Health Care

Job Description

**Position Overview:** The Neurodiagnostic Technologist functions independently to safely operate multiple pieces of sophisticated medical equipment to record cortical, peripheral nerve, auditory nerve and visual pathway neurophysiological information. **Qualifications:** **Education:** A high school diploma is required. Training in a 2 year Neurodiagnostic educational program or a AA degree in Allied Health or Natural Sciences preferred, including 544 clinical hours or 1000 Electroencephalogram's. **Experience:** Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist or 5 years experience in a comprehensive Neurodiagnostic department, performing all modalities of electroencephalography and evoked potential recordings. Must have significant experience in an acute care setting, performing procedures on infant, pediatric and adult patients. Must have proficiency in surgical evoked potential procedures. **Knowledge:** Knowledge of human anatomy with emphasis on neuroanatomy, physiology, physics and medical electronics is essential in providing the basis for monitoring electroencephalograms (EEG's) and evoked potentials (EP's) and recognizing pathology related to the neurological data. Must have the ability to distinguish EEG and EP abnormalities on the recordings. Must have a complete understanding of recording sites and recording montages to help localize various abnormalities. Understanding of pharmacology, especially anti-epileptic and anesthetic medications, is essential, as is in-depth understanding of medical terminology. This position also requires in-depth knowledge of electroneurodiagnostic equipment assembly and operation as well as routine maintenance and troubleshooting. Must understand sterile techniques to safely provide procedures in surgical procedures. **Special Skills/Equipment:** + Demonstrated ability to operate multiple types of electroencephalographic and evoked Potential equipment. + Must be able to test patients of all ages, including neonatal and pediatric patients. + Must be very knowledgeable in use of analog and digital equipment in the Neurodiagnostic Services Department and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. + Demonstrated ability to perform complex surgical procedures such as skull based cranial nerve monitoring, somatosensory evoked potential, motor evoked potential, rhizotomy, motor strip mapping, and surgical carotid EEG. + This position performs EEG testing during Intra-carotid sodium amytal testing (WADA) and PET scan procedures. + Demonstrated ability to perform complex procedures in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit such as of 64-128 channel intercranial electrode setup, complex video-EEG playback, cortical stimulation, depth survey and surgical EEG monitoring of exposed brain. + Good understanding of computers is essential for use of digital monitoring equipment and troubleshooting computer malfunction. + BLS certified is required. **Organization:** Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento **Employee Status:** Regular **Employee Referral Bonus:** No **Benefits:** Yes **Position Status:** Non-Exempt **Union:** No **Job Shift:** Night **Shift Hours:** 12 Hour Shift **Days of the Week Scheduled:** Varied Days **Weekend Requirements:** Rotating **Schedule:** Full Time **Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** 72 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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