Senior Neurodiagnostic Technologist

  • Sutter Health
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Jan 03, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

**Position Overview:** The **Senior Neurodiagnostic Technologist** functions under minimal supervision to safely operate and maintain multiple pieces of sophisticated medical equipment and all the technical aspects necessary operate efficiently. The incumbent will have specific training in recording cortical, peripheral nerve, auditory nerve and visual pathway neurophysiologic testing as well as extensive experience in the recognition and management of seizures in both the Phase I and Phase II epilepsy patient. Qualified in recording techniques using both scalp and invasive electrodes involving a large number of recording channels. Simultaneous EEG and video recording of seizures and various stimulation procedures make the Senior Neurodiagnostic Technologist role more significantly demanding than in the routine EEG laboratory. Proficient in recording acute electrical activity directly from the cortical surface during the exposure in the course of surgical treatment for epilepsy. This position is responsible for reporting any significant patient abnormalities in the diagnostic data to the appropriate physician. The position performs basic and complex electrophysiological recording in accordance with physician's orders and historical information. This position functions in both the clinical and surgical settings at both campuses of Sutter Medical Center. The Senior Neurodiagnostic Technologist provides Electroneurodiagnostic testing to patients of all ages providing vital information assisting in the diagnosis of suspected neurological disorders. This position is responsible for performing all procedures in the Neurodiagnostic Laboratory or Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. **Qualifications:** **Education:** + A high school diploma is required. + Registered in at least one area of Electroneurodiagnostic or equivocal training in a 2 year Neurodiagnostic educational program or a AA degree in Allied Health or Natural Sciences preferred. + BLS - CPR certified is required. **Experience:** + Must have 3-5 years significant Neurodiagnostic technology experience in an acute care setting, performing procedures on infant, pediatric and adult patients. + At least five years of experience in surface and Intra-Cranial Electroencephalographic Video/ Telemetry Monitoring strongly preferred. + Training experience in all modalities is highly desirable. **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 models of electroencephalographic and evoked potential equipment without supervision. + 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 Laboratory 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 amytol testing (WADA) and PET scan procedures. Experience performing complex procedures in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit including the setup of 1-128 channel intra cranial 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. CPR 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:** Variable **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.