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Posted:
2/24/2018
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
High School diploma, GED or equivalent. Actively working towards certification within three (3) years of date of hire, from American Board of Registration for Electrencephalogeraphic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) as evidenced by progress through required training

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
0-2 years in neurodiagnostics or related experience.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Strong skills in patient and family interactions. In addition, ability to learn and apply at least one modality within 6 months: EEG, evoked potential, neurological intraoperative monitoring, nerve conduction studies Basic math and computer literacy and MS Outlook and Excel. Demonstrate knowledge of peripheral nervous system, normal nerve and muscle anatomy and function and nerve conduction responses in normal and pathological circumstances. Demonstrate supportive and friendly behaviors. Demonstrate cultural competence in delivering patient care.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Actively working towards certification within three (3) years of date of hire, from American Board of Registration for Electrencephalogeraphic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).



Functional Accountabilities

Electrode Selection and Application
  1. Apply suitable electrodes and check their performance/impedances.
  2. Select predetermined electrode combinations as well as special combinations made necessary by the case under study.
Performs Evoked Response Studies
  1. Verify the integrity of the Evoked Potential instrument.
  2. Obtain a standard evoked response record with clearly resolved waveforms, with at least two replications demonstrating consistency of latency and amplitude measurements.
  3. Use appropriate recording and stimulus parameters.
  4. Use additional electrode derivations and other techniques as needed to enhance or clarify abnormality.
  5. Identify and eliminate or reduce artifacts contaminating the waveforms.
  6. Provide proper grounding of the patients and equipment.
Performs Nerve Conduction Studies
  1. Calibrate and make adjustments to the electrodiagnostic instrument/machine.
  2. Stimulate the nerve at the appropriate sites, accurately record the waveforms responses from the nerves and muscles.
  3. Calculate nerve conduction velocities and amplitudes, prepare the data for interpretation by the physician.
  4. Recognize normal and abnormal patterns and artifacts.
Performs EEG Testing
  1. Obtain standard recordings, recognize and mark artifacts and take appropriate steps to eliminate them.
  2. Set up and record video EEG; review video EEG and make summary file; describe all abnormal clinical manifestations observed during the test.
  3. Use activating procedures such as hyperventilation, photic-stimulation and sleep.
  4. Obtain the patient's cooperation for the best performance of these procedures.
  5. Select appropriate instrument settings and montages; utilize techniques to bring out or enhance clinical symptoms; accommodate for disabilities or special needs.
Clinical History and Current Status Review
  1. Obtain patient history, evaluations, reasons for referral; determine the patient's mental age, mental state and comprehension level; note the patient's overall physical condition; list current medications/sedation and time of last dosage.
  2. Establish rapport with the patient and the patient's family, interact on a level appropriate to the patient's age and mental capacity and recognize different levels of education and adjust to meet the families' needs; address families' anxiety level.
  3. Monitor and report concerns or complaints.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Maintenance of Monitoring and Testing Equipment
  1. Keeps equipment in a clean operating condition, detects instrument malfunction and makes minor maintenance adjustments or reports need for major repairs
  2. Operates routine/digital equipment as required for EEG, evoked potential and nerve conduction testing
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.