Akron Children's Hospital Careers

EEG Reader Technologist

Akron, Ohio
EEG READER


Job Description

Position Summary:

In collaboration with the Epileptologist/Neurologists, the EEG reader technologist reviews and evaluates continuous, raw video EEG recording data from the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and inpatient hospital units. Responsible for accurately making edits of the record, annotating normal and abnormal EEG findings, recognize artifact, subtle seizures and changes in level of consciousness. Presents EEG/video data and study evolution in daily patient rounds to staff physician/epileptologist, describing current seizures, their frequency, duration and interictal findings. Writes detailed description of EEG patterns, clinical behavior, seizure semiology, and provides preliminary report to epileptologist/Neurologists and other medical staff. Participates in intraoperative and extraoperative electrocorticography, brain mapping, WADA’s, and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring studies. Under the supervision of a staff Neurologist/Epileptologist, the reader technologist writes final reports including pertinent results of previous investigations, current EEG patterns, seizure semiology, mapping results, updated classification, impression of ictal and interictal abnormalities. Compiles selection of representative EEG and video clips for presentation in multidisciplinary epilepsy conference as requested. Supports and promotes hospital, division and EMU team’s goals and efforts. Provides high quality patient care and customer service to patients and their families. Participates in quality and continuing education initiatives.. Supports hospital and division goals and objectives through daily staff coaching, mentoring, education and research initiatives. Communicates with management regarding daily and strategic initiatives and opportunities.

Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent required. Associate degree in Electroneurodiagnostics from an accredited college preferred. Strong knowledge of EEG waveforms, normal and abnormal for all ages, pharmacologic effects on EEG, and seizure classification. Strong organizational skills, attentiveness to details, computer and database management skills. Possesses good oral and written skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to enhance communication and promote conflict resolution. Certification in Long Term Monitoring (CLTM) by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) required within one year of hire. Registries/certification in Evoked Potentials (R. EP T.) and/or Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) preferred but not required. Healthcare provider BLS certification required.

 

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