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Working As A Neurodiagnostic Technologist

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Stressful

  • $68,970

    Average Salary

What Does A Neurodiagnostic Technologist Do At Ascension Health

* Performs set up and preparation of equipment/supplies for ordered test.
* Reviews patient's history, obtains any necessary information or documentation and provides education to patient about procedures.
* Monitors and documents patient's condition at all times and reports any adverse reactions.
* Operates and maintains a variety of equipment to obtain diagnostic data, which may include EEG (Electroencephalography), EP (Evoked Potential), and PSG (Polysomnography) equipment.
* Recognizes and corrects for artifacts.
* Scores/graphs, documents and reports results of diagnostic procedures.
* Will be cross trained in all procedures (EEG, NCS, and EP) at or within 24 months of start date.
* The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.
* It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements

What Does A Neurodiagnostic Technologist Do At Kaiser Permanente

* Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
* Performs all the duties of an EEG Technologist.
* Performs Nerve Conduction studies under the supervision of a Neurologist.
* Records and assists in the analysis of video, ambulatory, and telemetry EEG for neonates, children and adults.
* Records computer-averaged electrical responses to visual, auditory, somatosensory or other stimuli
* Determines during averaging that the recordings are of adequate technical quality
* Measures amplitude and latency of appropriate waveforms.
* May perform transcranial Doppler studies.
* Participates in technical meetings and other educational activities
* Serves as in-service training instructor for junior staff, students and other medical personnel.
* Responsible for the maintenance of digital EEG files on all computers in the Member Service Area
* Coordinates the transfer of EEG files between Member Service Areas and Medical Office Buildings.
* Performs troubleshooting on all digital EEG equipment when needed
* Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
* Pay Grade: 25

What Does A Neurodiagnostic Technologist Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* 1. Perform accurate standard and complex EEG recordings at the bedside and in the laboratory on a routine, emergency and on-call basis to adolescent, adult and elderly patients.
* Attend all hospital required in-services, adhere to departmental and hospital policies and procedures and Participates in hospital and departmental goals and objectives.
* Display a positive attitude and appropriate behavior including being courteous, cooperative and respectful to physicians, supervisor, co-workers and patients and their families.
* Maintain and clean equipment and laboratory area on a daily basis.
* Assist with delivering reports and transporting patients to and from the laboratory, as needed as well as any other job related duties as assigned.
* Enhance professional growth and development through educational programs, current literature, Workshops and conferences

What Does A Neurodiagnostic Technologist Do At UNC Health Care

* Takes patient histories.
* Provides instruction to patients and families regarding test preparation, pre-test interviews, and follow-up appointments
* Performs diagnostic patient testing: electroencephalogram (EEG)
* Performs room and equipment set-up and placement in hospital rooms, operating rooms, or clinics.
* Calibrates and maintains equipment

What Does A Neurodiagnostic Technologist Do At UPMC

* Support the departmental goals of quality care, system improvement, and cost containment by contributing to the successful implementation of recommended changes, cost awareness and fiscal responsibility
* Attend annual Hospital and departmental fire/safety and infection control training and maintain current knowledge of safety procedures within the Hospital and department.
* Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills and the ability to perform testing on a wide variety and age range of patients.
* Improve and/or support others in improving the health and well-being of all patients through excellence in patient care, teaching and research.
* Learn about EEG procedures and how to explain the procedure to patient and caregiver in a clear, concise manner.
* Able to do so on an age/mental status appropriate level.
* Learn anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as it pertains to EEG testing.
* Learn medical terminology used in EEG/Neurology.
* Learn routine video EEG monitoring procedures, and procedures for surgical evaluation of patients with seizures.
* Learn to implement alternative montages and instrument settings in order to better define artifact, normal variants, and EEG abnormalities.
* Learn to maintain equipment cleanliness, bi-weekly preventive maintenance procedures, and proper reporting of hardware/software problem to senior staff.
* Learn to measure and apply EEG electrodes using the International 10
* System of Electrode Placement, in an accurate and efficient manner on patients of all ages and mental status, with varying degrees of co-operation.
* Learn to test the integrity of the applied electrodes via impedance testing.
* Learn to obtain an accurate and concise patient history.
* Note pertinent information such as seizure type, date of last seizure, other neurologic symptoms, and medications taken by patients.
* Learn to perform EEG's utilizing digital EEG equipment.
* Learn to calibrate, evaluate function, adjust instrument settings to proper technical standards, and troubleshoot EEG equipment.
* Learn to perform routine activation procedures such as hyperventilation and photic stimulation, and when these procedures are contraindicated.
* Learn to prepare a proper EEG Tech Worksheet, including a technical description of the EEG, with emphasis on clinical observation, in order to assist the Electroencephalographer with final interpretation. .
* Learn to properly assess clinical seizures, follow seizure testing methods, and implement protocols for seizure intervention and first aid.
* Learn to properly record EEG activity on standard montages.
* Document all pertinent instrument settings and clinical observations.
* Learn to recognize normal EEG patterns and variants, and abnormal patterns for all ages.
* Learn to recognize, monitor, and/or eliminate EEG artifact, such as high impedance leads, muscle artifact, eye movements, respiration artifact and EKG, in order to obtain an adequate EEG recording.
* Learn various medical and pharmacologic conditions which influence the EEG.
* Learn the clinical correlation of abnormal EEG patterns with various disease states.
* Learns to remove electrodes from patient's scalp paying attention to cleanliness and hygiene, and proper technique for cleaning, storage, and sterilization of EEG electrodes.
* Review all EEG's with senior technologists.
* Utilize feedback from procedures performed to improve the quality of future EEG's performed.
* Take and pass periodic written/oral exams administered by the EEG instructor

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Neurodiagnostic Technologist Demographics

Gender

Female

67.3%

Male

29.5%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

81.0%

Hispanic or Latino

9.7%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

2.3%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

Italian

10.0%

Braille

5.0%

Polish

5.0%

French

5.0%
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Neurodiagnostic Technologist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.2%

Grand Canyon University

9.4%

Independence University

7.5%

Institute of Health Sciences

5.7%

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

5.7%

Hillsborough Community College

5.7%

Saint Louis Community College

3.8%

Anoka Technical College

3.8%

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

3.8%

Miami Dade College

3.8%

Ashworth College

3.8%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

3.8%

Wayne State University

3.8%

Georgetown University

3.8%

Catawba Valley Community College

3.8%

Community College of the Air Force

3.8%

Georgia State University

3.8%

University of Memphis

3.8%

Kirkwood Community College

3.8%

Orange Coast College

3.8%
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Majors

Business

12.4%

Health Care Administration

10.6%

Psychology

7.5%

Biology

7.5%

Nursing

7.5%

Medical Assisting Services

6.8%

Medical Technician

6.2%

Health Sciences And Services

5.6%

Clinical Psychology

5.0%

Accounting

4.3%

Management

3.7%

Kinesiology

3.7%

Education

3.1%

Public Health

2.5%

Health Education

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.5%

Counseling Psychology

2.5%

General Studies

2.5%

Culinary Arts

1.9%

Sociology

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.7%

Other

28.6%

Associate

18.1%

Certificate

8.8%

Masters

6.2%

License

2.6%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

1.8%
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Top Skills for A Neurodiagnostic Technologist

PerformEEGPeripheralNervousSystemEMGEpilepsyPatientsNeurologyNCVElectricalActivityICUSsepIntraoperativeAmbulatoryEEGPatientCareLTMSleepStudiesEMUHealthcareProfessionalsNeurodiagnosticProceduresIOMVEPSleepDisorders

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Top Neurodiagnostic Technologist Skills

  1. Perform EEG
  2. Peripheral Nervous System
  3. EMG
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform EEG and NCV testing.
  • Assisted physicians with EMG/NCV studies.
  • Preformed extended EEG studies for epilepsy patients ranging from diagnostic, localization, and phase II testing.
  • Work hands on with several Neurology doctors to review studies and discuss improvements on services provided.
  • Performed EEG, NCV and BAEP exams for clinical and out patient populations.

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