Yale New Haven Health System

NEUROPHYSIOLOGY TECH I

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
62728
Department
EPILEPSY/CAVE
Category
TECHNOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS
Position Type
Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work Schedule
ROTATING ALL THREE SHIFTS
Work Days
MON - FRI
Work Hours
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Work Shift
50% WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
Requisition ID
2017-15889

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Participates in a process of instruction and activity to perform Long Term Audio Visual monitoring via scalp and intracranial electrodes on adult and pediatric patients of all Neurophysiology Programs including Epilepsy Surgery and Pediatric Monitoring Programs. Prepares equipment and supplies for such procedures. Provides assistance to physicians performing these and similar studies as required. Provides and supports Neurotelemetry, monitoring patients undergoing testing within LTM program: Adult and Pediatric EMU and ICU EEG feeds to CAVE (Continuous Audio-Visual EEG) monitoring room. Alerts appropriate nursing staff for STAT response to patient room for all witnessed seizures and events in question with a focus on patient safety, reducing risk of falls and capturing events on video. Monitors, notes in technologist log within Neurodiagnostic system, and reports on features of technical recording requiring repair and maintenance. Provides communication and dispatch of technologists as necessary for repair, maintenance, and technological responsibilities thus, ensuring and adhering to quality standards as set forth in National Guidelines. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs duties associated with monitoring patients being evaluated during Continuous Audio Visual EEG Recording. Provides assistance to physicians performing these and similar studies as required.
    • 1.1 Prepares the patient and supplies prior to the process of Continuous Audio Visual EEG Monitoring, via scalp and/or intracranial electrodes.
  • 2. Follows established safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties to ensure a safe environment.
    • 2.1 Consistently demonstrates a complete knowledge of body mechanics as evidenced by no injuries sustained as a result of improper body mechanics in this evaluation period.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduation from high school or equivalent.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One to two years experience in a patient care function within a hospital setting, such as PCA, Nurse's Aide or similar position.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Familiarity with computer systems (basic keyboard skills). Self-directed. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Knowledge of hospital environment.

 

Additional Information

Previous experience working with neurology/neurosurgey patients preferred, graduation from a Neuroscience or Neurobiology education program preferred

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