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EEG Technician

Company: Kaiser
Location: Ontario
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Under indirect supervision, operates EEG equipment and performs a variety of technical duties to measure impulse frequencies and differences in electrical potential between various areas of the brain on patients in order to obtain data for use by a physician in the diagnosis of brain disorders.----Essential Functions:- Interview patients and review medical records to determine physical and emotional state so as to be prepared to perform remedial action or call for assistance- Screen incoming EEG referrals for urgency and appropriate activation procedures- Advise patient on the E.E.G. procedure- Position patient for testing; attach electrodes to patient in predetermined positions on forehead, scalp, and ears in conformance with established practices and procedures or instructions of physician- Record ohmmeter reading of electrodes or determine if resistance meets specified levels; reapply any surface electrodes that have high resistance- Monitor patient's brain wave activity to determine readiness for examination; set battery of selector switched as determined by EEG procedure in progress and activate machine- Observe wave characteristics to detect evidence of brain disorders; mark machine graph and refer rare or complex cases to physicians; observe patient and eliminate from consideration all artifacts patiently- induced or induced by activity near the EEG center- Record reactions to introduced stimuli such as flashing lights or intermittent tones or to activities induced by rapid breathing- Stop machine and remove electrodes from patient; identify EEG graph with patient's name, etc., and log information- Examine characteristics of tracings in detail to detect any evidence of disorders not noted during examination; write reports on unusual wave characteristics and describe possible problems; comment on any special observations- Monitor EMG as required; perform sleep studies and special studies such as brain deaths- Perform other duties as required to include preparing monthly patient schedule, compiling laboratory statistics, writing and filing regular reports, cleaning and stocking machines and other supplies, sending dictated EEG reports to physicians, performing minor maintenance, and attending training meetingsBasic Qualifications:--- Six (6) months of experience working as an EEG Technician within the last three (3)--years--- High School Diploma or equivalent--- EEG Technician certificate--- Knowledge of neurology--- Basic electrical safety and electronics--- Will perform in-patient and outpatient testing--- Must be able to transport equipment from clinic to hospital--- Must be able to take appointment information from various areas of the hospital and clinic, and contact patients when necessary--- Majority of work will entail routine EEG and evoked potentials--- Computer skills in KPHC and Point preferred.--------Notes:

  • Will cover Ontario and FontanaJob Schedule: Job Category: Imaging & Radiology

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