Kaiser Permanente Neurodiagnostic Technician II - Grade 862 in Santa Clara, California
Under general supervision from the laboratory supervisor, prepares patients for and conducts routine and special END procedures, such as sleep studies, neonatal exams, long-term and Intraoperative neuro monitoring, including diagnostic and investigative studies in the laboratory, at the bedside, and in critical care units, on all ages of patients served by the department.
Performs END procedures in at least one modality under general supervision of the lab supervisor and in accordance with the standards and protocols of the laboratory.
Measures and accurately applies electrodes in a timely manner and with appropriate impedances.
Demonstrates competency in multiple electrode application techniques.
Documents a comprehensive patient history gathering appropriate information from patient, patient's record, and family members including neurological symptomatology and medications.
Verifies identity of patient and provides adequate patient ID on all studies.
Protects patient confidentiality.
Evaluates the patient for comprehension and ability to cooperate.
Utilizes approved methods to improve patient cooperation/relaxation.
Follows department protocols for sedation.
Educates the patient and/or family on the test procedure, interacting on a level appropriate to the patient's age and mental capacity.
Implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording. This may include appropriate control setting changes on the machine, use of extra electrodes, extra montages, and use of activation procedures.
Recognizes artifacts (patient, instrumental, or environmental).
Documents, eliminates, or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact.Attends to patient needs while in the department and ensures patient safety at all times.
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate actions to take during emergency situations.
Ensures electrical safety to patient and staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of departmental infection control standards relating to patient, equipment, and electrodes.
Complies with department/institution guidelines for handling of infectious/hazardous materials.
Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order.
Verifies appropriate calibrations and makes adjustments, if necessary.
Troubleshoots equipment problems and repairs or reports to supervisor promptly.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal communication skills with patients, their families, lab staff, physicians, and other members of the hospital staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of neuroanatomy, physiology, basic electronics, electrical safety, END instrumentation, pattern recognition, and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence END procedures.
Demonstrates basic computer skills.
Reviews studies with Technical Director and/or interpreting physician and implements suggestions for quality improvement.
Learns to perform additional and advanced END procedures by supervised practice with increasing independence.
Performs clerical duties as required including scheduling of procedures, archiving of studies, and charge entry.
Expands knowledge by participation in conferences, in-services, and independent study.
The Neurodiagnostic Tech II is expected to perform complex studies, as well as routine studies.
Assists in the instruction of junior staff members.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in performing Phase I and II long-term epilepsy monitoring.
- Associates degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology or equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration
Registered EEG Technologist and registered or registry eligible in at least two (2) of the following: Registered Evoked Potential Technologist (R. EP T.), Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM), Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT), Registered Long-Term Epilepsy Monitoring Technologist, or Registered Nerve Conduction Studies Technologist (R. NCS.T.). If registry eligible, registration must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
Proficient in performing routine and complex Electroencephalograms.
Proficient in performing clinical Evoked Potentials.
Proficient in performing Phase I and II long-term epilepsy monitoring.
Knowledge of medical and pharmacologic conditions that effect neurodiagnostic monitoring.
Must meet physical requirements for this position.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient with neurodiagnostic software applications.
Expected to perform routine and complex studies on patients of all ages, with indirect supervision.
Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente's code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures. Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
TITLE: Neurodiagnostic Technician II - Grade 862
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.