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Working As An EEG Technician

  • $41,260

    Average Salary

What Does An EEG Technician Do At Highmark Health

* Performs all electoencephalograms, routine and portable electrocerebral silence, 24-hour ambulatory EEGs, EMG/NCV testing, in accordance with the clinical practice guidelines established by the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET) and departmental policy/procedures. (65%)
* Schedules neurodiagnostic procedures and gives accurate instructions. (10%)
* Performs all billing documentation and maintains all departmental records according to departmental policy/procedures. (10%)
* Maintains electrophysiological equipment, supplies, and performs quality control and analysis of all neurodiagnostic testing devices. (10%)
* Participates in activities to improve the quality of patient care and services provided by the department. (5%)
* Performs other duties as assigned or required

What Does An EEG Technician Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* The EEG Technician is specially trained to perform EEG’s for the diagnosis and treatment of Neurology disorders.
* Trained in the use of specialized equipment to record, monitor and analyze various physiological parameters in EEG including recognition and appropriate response to critical events such as cardiac arrhythmias, seizure disorders and other medical emergencies.
* Performs direct patient care with ability to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment, as well as provide patient education for the Neurology patient.
* This Technician also supports the Sleep Center in functions that are necessary for the scheduling, confirming, and planning events that are needed
* EEG and or Polysomnography experience required; a minimum 18 months experience preferred, but will consider less.
* American Heart Association or Red Cross BLS certification required

What Does An EEG Technician Do At Centura Health

* FUNCTIONS, INCLUDE % OF TIME)_
* Provides Quality Patient Care (70%)
* Explains the test procedure to the patient and responds to their emotional needs, applying all recording, monitoring and stimulating
* electrodes (per 10/20 International System), recognizing and eliminating artifact.
* Continue to observe and is knowledgeable in correct EEG performance of clinical significant events and intervenes if appropriate.
* Knowledge of infection control, current HIPPA practices
* Continues to learn and apply basic and intermediate EEG waveform recognition, relevant medical terminology, anatomy, physiology.
* Contraindications for activating procedures.
* Patient assessment as related to care, such as electrode fixation, products, allergies, movement restrictions and cognitive function
* Has knowledge of alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings and the effects that should be applied.
* Drug and physiological studies effect on activity monitored must be recognized
* Assists in arranging patient transport.
* Assists with set up of LTME/ICU/cEEG, under direct supervision
* Maintains Environment of Care (10%)
* Maintains the patient’s safety through communication to other patient care support staff during testing if needed.
* Understand and follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety within all areas of EEG unit.
* Maintains clean work area/equipment for employees and patients.
* Stocks supplies and laundry.
* Maintains Complete Records (10%)
* Adept in the use of Meditech for patient information, orders and changes.
* Notifies and documents need for equipment repair and servicing
* Assists, per Coordinator, with quality care/assurance program
* Familiar with protocols for technical EEG report and patient files.
* Demonstrates Professional and Sound Critical Thinking(10%)
* Has knowledge of hospital policy and procedures , and for correction of questionable requests relative for Neurodiagnostic testing
* Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient, families, as well as higher level personnel, physicians and hospital staff.
* Obtains quality studies from difficult patients

What Does An EEG Technician Do At Tenet Healthcare

* Overall Rating
* Level 1
* Perform neurodiagnostic testing procedures, which include, but are not limited to electroencephalograms (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), and nerve conduction studies (NCS).
* Schedule patients for neurodiagnostic procedures and obtain required medical information; explain procedures.
* Prepare patient for tests to include measuring and marking cranial area and placing electrodes to specified positions on scalp and body.
* Document pertinent medical history from the patient or family members.
* Operate computer equipment to record nervous system responses that provide quantitative and objective measures of the neuronal/sensory function.
* Perform duties in various diagnostic and research areas as assigned.
* Complete all procedures in accordance with department protocols.
* Assess patient to assure exam completeness.
* Assure patient safety: stretcher locked, bed rails when patient in bed/stretcher, patient transfer/slide boards, armband in place.
* Level 2 – Proficient (in addition to above duties)
* Participate in training new staff.
* Troubleshoot errors and perform quality assurance checks.
* Level 3 – Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)
* Participate in quality improvement measures and monitoring within the department.
* Provide information to the Manager/Director as requested in review and update of department functions and procedure revisions

What Does An EEG Technician Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Selects predetermined electrode combinations and observes patient with video recording equipment; ensures EEG and tape are lined up exactly.
* Checks focus, lighting and microphone.
* Abstracts relevant information from the patients clinical record and obtains additional information.
* Performs electroencephalographic examinations on patients.
* Schedules and organizes special procedure tests, angiography, X-ray studies, etc.
* Serves as an instructor for new personnel and prepares new personnel for successful completion of registry exams.
* Provides training in the interpretation of EEG recordings, applications and the academics of EEG technology.
* Maintains equipment in clean operating condition and performs proper maintenance.
* Other duties as assigned

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Top Skills for An EEG Technician

PerformEEGActivationProceduresEpilepsySurgeryIntensiveCareUnitsEKGAmbulatoryEEGNeurologyEEGTechElectrodePlacementEMULTMMedicalHistoryNerveConductionStudiesNeurodiagnosticElectroencephalogramsBaerPatientCareWadaEmergencyLaboratory

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Top EEG Technician Skills

  1. Perform EEG
  2. Activation Procedures
  3. Epilepsy Surgery
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform EEG (Electroencephalogram) test on patients.
  • Provided long term monitoring for pre-surgical diagnostics in epilepsy surgery.
  • Detailed oriented in execution of portable EEG recordings on intensive care units.
  • Transcribe, confirm, and chart cardiologist's dictations of EKG's.
  • Performed long term Ambulatory EEGs on adults and children using collodian application.

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