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Neurodiagnostic Technician

Company: Christiana Care
Location: Newark
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Neurodiagnostic/Electromyograph (EMG) Technologist performs Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) requiring specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population. Ensures accurate diagnostic results and provides quality outcomes for patients of any age by recording impulses generated by the peripheral nervous system, while performing NCS consistent with Christiana Care department policies and procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Obtains and verifies relevant medical patient information from patient, family or chart including medications.
  • Interacts on a level appropriate to the patient's age and mental capacity.
  • Establishes rapport with patient and gives proper instructions to ensure cooperation.
  • Maintains respect and patient confidentiality.
  • Accommodates the patient for disabilities and/or special needs and attends to patients' needs appropriately.
  • Explains all test procedures, electrodes application method.
  • Recognizes artifacts and take appropriate steps to eliminate them.
  • Performs nerve conduction studies following techniques described in the nerve conduction manual, including set-up, electrode application and maintaining patient safety.
  • Removes electrodes upon completion of the test
  • Keeps equipment clean and in operating condition.
  • Maintains all necessary supplies in the examination rooms.
  • Acquires and maintain skills and knowledge necessary to perform electrodiagnostic studies.
  • Is aware of the lab protocol for emergency situations.
  • Maintains instrument/equipment in good working order and if needed reports issues promptly.
  • Takes appropriate precautions to ensure electrical safety
  • Communicates with manager for equipment troubleshooting and repairs as required.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices.
  • Reports to manager, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

    SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:

    Frequent contact departmentally and situationally with employees, patients, family members, visitors, medical staff, their office staffs and students at various levels. Communication with inpatient and outpatient staff and providers.

    DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Neurodiagnostic Specialists, Department Manager, Medical Director, Neurologists, Director, Neuroscience Service Line

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Enrollment in or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) Program
    • Minimum of 6 months experience involving training in both practical applications and theory directly related to Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
    • AAET board eligible, certification required within 1 year.
    • Experience with EEG studies preferred


      Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin

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