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Houston Methodist EEG Technologist II - (Clear Lake) in Webster, Texas

At Houston Methodist, the EEG Technologist II position is an advanced job involving routine to complex procedures requiring a highly experienced, fully competent Technologist. This position performs ambulatory and long-term monitoring (LTM) electroencephalograms (EEG), and/or visual, brainstem, and somatosensory evoked potential (EP) procedures and/or monitor epilepsy patients according to hospital and departmental policy and procedures. The EEG Technologist II position provides findings, results, and descriptive analyses according to policy and procedures and government regulatory agencies. This position independently performs high quality procedures in all areas and modalities appropriate to their competence and credentials.

PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner, working closely with nurses, phycians and other medical staff caring for the patient.

  • Guides, teaches and mentors other EEG Technicians and Technologists and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. Provides technical supervision to lower ranking and/or non credentialed team members as required.

SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient and staff to convey the purpose of the procedures and answers questions regarding the procedures.

  • Performs patient assessment as related to care such as electrode fixation product allergies, movement restrictions, and cognitive function; knows and recognizes drug and physiological status effects on activity monitored.

  • Stocks supplies and prepares patient rooms and equipment for upcoming procedures and performs any other related duties that are consistent with patient and technical care for this level.

QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Applies EEG technology in the epilepsy monitoring unit as well as during epilepsy surgery; independently performs EEG monitoring during: Wada, PET, ictal SPECT studies, tilt table testing, magneto encephalograms (MEG) as required.

  • Independently performs EEG recordings for brain and epilepsy surgery such as a corpus callosotomy, lesionectomy, hemispherectomy, or hemispherectomy; assists with electrode set up and implantation of invasive electrode recordings; assists in the design and montage creation for invasive electrode recordings; assists with hook up of the patient with invasive electrodes upon their arrival to the epilepsy monitoring unit or intensive care unit; assists with cortical mapping procedures in the operating room and/or in the long-term neuromonitoring unit or ICU; recognizes clinically significant events and electroencephalographic and electrocorticographic patterns and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results.

  • Maintains correct electrode connections; identifies and performs basic, intermediate and skilled technical troubleshooting and artifact identification and elimination; follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety with regards to the equipment; applies critical thinking to need for alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings and their effects on the test data.

  • Independently performs EEG studies including bedside studies, epilepsy monitoring, and clinical EP studies.

  • Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. Assists with implementation and education of department-based safety initiatives and standards of practice.

  • Reports ¿near misses¿ and inputs errors promptly into documentation system to improve processes and identify trends. Ensures all equipment utilized has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed.

FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. Submits all reports, billing and other paperwork within a timely manner.

  • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies and reports low supply inventories. Recommends solutions in achieving departmental objectives. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.

GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Leads departmental projects and shared governance activities.

  • Seeks opportunities to continually advance learning and skills beyond baseline and intermediate EEG and/or EP signal recognition, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, contraindications for activation procedures, instrumentation,etc. with a focus on continual development as an EEG Technologist.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Three years' experience in the performance of END procedures of a progressively advanced nature in a patient care environment

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED

  • R-CLTM - Certified Long Term Monitoring (ABRET) OR

  • Must have two of the following:

  • R-EEGT - Registered Electroencephalographic Technician (ABRET) OR

  • R-EPT - Registered Evoked Potentials Technologist (ABRET) OR

  • RNCST - Registed Nerve Conduction Technologist (AAET) OR

  • RPSGT - Registered Polysomnographer Technologist (BRPT) OR

  • EEG - Canadian Board Registered EEG Technologists (CBRET) AND

  • BLS - Basic Life Support (AHA)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments

  • Possesses basic computer knowledge to operate the necessary computer systems and software to include data entry, document printing, document scanning, and a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers

  • Knowledgeable of alternate montages, protocols, and alternate equipment settings and their effects on the test data

  • Knowledgeable of correct EEG and/or EP performance and clinically significant events

  • Understands why and how to maintain correct electrode connections

  • Able to independently perform EEG studies including bedside studies, clinical EP studies and epilepsy monitoring

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

WORK ATTIRE

  • Uniform No

  • Scrubs Yes

  • Business professional No

  • Other (department approved) No

ON-CALL*

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

  • On Call* No

TRAVEL

Travel specifications may vary by department

  • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes

  • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group is an integral part of Houston Methodist’s overall strategy to become one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Established as a nonprofit corporation certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, the Specialty Physician Group enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.

Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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