UT Health Senior EEG / EMG Technologist - Neurosciences - West Houston in West Houston, Texas
Senior EEG / EMG Technologist - Neurosciences - West Houston
West Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210002E9
Location: Travel between department locations in Memorial City, Katy, Sugar Land, Southwest, Southest and Greater Heights
Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt
Utilizes multiple modalities, may include but is not limited to EMG, EEG and EP instrumentation, to assist physicians in diagnosing neurological disorders.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Operates multiple modalities, including but not limited to Electromyography (EMG) instruments, Electroencephalogram (EEG) instruments and Electrophysiology (EP) tests.
Provides technology support for two or more locations and three or more providers.
Provides patients with procedure explanation and addresses questions to prepare patients for procedures.
Obtains information about patient’s medical history and current medications.
Identifies technical issues, performs routine maintenance of equipment and obtains assistance to correct issues as necessary. Ensures equipment is clean and organized. Stocks supplies as needed.
Communicates potential changes and abnormalities to provider as appropriate.
Participates in departmental in-service training, staff meetings and continuing education as required.
Provides coverage, technical and/or administrative, in other areas of the department as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EEG Specific Activities
Independently prepares patients for testing and/or monitoring by accurately placing electrodes and using established protocols required for the procedure.
Recognizes artifacts on EEG recording with an attempt to eliminate. Requests assistance from physician and/or peers when difficulties are encountered.
Recognizes abnormalities on EEG and enhances them by utilizing appropriate filter settings, paper speeds and/or monitoring techniques.
Completes a technical description and prepares recorded EEG recording for the physician.
EMG Specific Activities
Assists Neurologist in performing EMG procedures with a focus on patient comfort and physician needs. May also perform EMG procedure independently under the supervision of physician.
Prepares patients for nerve conduction studies in a professional manner and as specified by the physician.
Measures and records time and distance between stimulus and response, manually or using a computer, and calculates velocity of electrical impulse in peripheral nerve.
Monitors response on oscilloscope and records the nerve conduction velocity.
Legibly records accurate latencies and calculations on designated forms for physician review.
Prepares printed results for physician review.
Depending on field of study:
Registered Nerve Conduction Study Technologist (R.NCS.T.) by American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologist (AAET) required.
Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) from American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) or Registered EEG Tech (R. EEG. T.) from American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) preferred.
Certificate in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) preferred.
- Associate’s degree in related field required. Neurodiagnostic Technology degree preferred.
- Five years of directly-related experience with at least one year of EMG experience. Medical Assistant experience is preferred.
- Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and /or over 50 pounds frequently and/or over 20 pounds of force constantly to move object.
- This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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