Sutter Health Electrodiagnostic Technologist - Neuroscience (Full Time) in Sacramento, California
The Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Technologist functions independently to safely operate multiple pieces of sophisticated medical equipment to stimulate and record peripheral nerve neurophysiological information. This position is responsible for reporting the patient diagnostic data to the appropriate supervising physician. The position performs basic and complex electrophysiologic recording in accordance with physician’s orders and historical information. This position functions in a clinical at Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group (SNMG). The Electrodiagnostic Technologist provides electroneurodiagnostic testing to patients of all ages which assist in the diagnosis of suspected neurological disorders. This position is responsible for performing all procedures in the EMG lab or at either Sutter General Hospital or Sutter Memorial Hospital Campuses.
MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of a traineeship with a minimum of 6 months duration following:
Completion of 1 year of college or university with emphasis on physical or biological sciences,
High school graduation with emphasis on physical or biological sciences.
Maintains CPR certification according to the laboratory policy and procedures.
Eligible for/or successfully completed AAET registry written and oral examinations. Requirements for registry are as follows:
Performs Nerve Conduction Studies (NCSs) for a minimum of 1 year under direct supervision of an EDX consultant.
Written statement from an EDX consultant that the technologist works under their direct supervision.
Completes all 3 sections of the AAET registry examination with a minimum score of 70% on each section and an overall minimum score of 75%.
Registered Electrodiagnostic Technologist or 5 years experience in a comprehensive Electrodiagnostic department, performing all modalities of nerve conduction studies.
Must have significant experience in an acute care setting, performing procedures on infant, pediatric and adult patients.
Knowledge of human anatomy with emphasis on neuroanatomy, physiology, physics and medical electronics is essential in providing the basis for monitoring nerve conduction studies and recognizing pathology related to the neurological data.
Must have the ability to distinguish NCS abnormalities on the recordings.
Must have a complete understanding of recording sites and recording montages to help localize various abnormalities.
An 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.
· Special Skills/Equipment:
· .Adheres to training regarding ethical responsibilities and confidentiality.
· Conforms to all laboratory policies and procedures regarding OSHA and JCAHO guidelines for Universal Precautions and hospital regulations.
· Demonstrates positive patient-appropriate inter-personal skills with patients, laboratory allied health, physician staff, and other hospital/clinic staff members.
· Explains the test procedure to the patient to obtain the patient’s cooperation necessary for a complete examination. Checks the patient’s medical chart for orders and special needs, with particular attention to patients with pacemakers and defibrillators.
· Demonstrates knowledge of the peripheral nervous system, diseases related to Electrodiagnostic medicine, instrumentation, basic electronics, and electrical safety.
· Prepares the patient, applying a variety of surface electrodes as required; accurately obtains standard NCSs; distinguishes between normal and abnormal results; describes all abnormal clinical manifestations observed during the test; recognizes physiological and nonphysiological artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them.
· Performs the appropriate calibration procedure on the Electrodiagnostic instrument for standard recordings. Manipulates instrument controls for optimal recording of electrical responses.
· Assists the EDX consultant with the EDX studies as needed by preparing or manipulating the instrument and applying surface recording electrodes.
· Keeps equipment clean and in operating condition, detects instrument malfunctions, and makes minor maintenance adjustments or reports the need for major repairs. Cleans and maintains electrodes.
· Acquires specialized skills to perform the more difficult procedures, including surgical monitoring, under the direct supervision of the staff EDX consultant or registered technologist.
· Files print or film recordings according to the laboratory policies and procedures.
· Performs other related duties as required.
· Continues education by participating in technical conferences and meetings.
· Good understanding of computers is essential for use of digital monitoring equipment and troubleshooting computer malfunction.
CPR certified is required.
Organization: Sutter Medical Foundation - Central
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
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.