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Medical Instrument Technician (EEG-EMU) - Chicago, Illinois - EEG Technologist

Company: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Medical Instrument Technician (EEG-EMU) - Chicago, Illinois

The technician operates and monitors neurodiagnostic equipment in the Neurology Department at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (VISN 12). The Medical Technician (EEG-EMU) will work directly with the Neurology Service Chief, Staff Physicians, the MIT Supervisor, residents and fellows to assist in the operation of the epilepsy monitoring unit following JCAHO standards.


Independently performs routine and non-standard procedures including EEG and EP, including awake, asleep, portable, ECI, L TM

Consistently pe1forms high quality studies for complex and non-routine procedures in difficult and demanding environments such as intensive care units or operating room.

Acts as lead EMU technician by instructing and guiding other technicians, residents and fellows on performing EEG in the EMU setting

Knowledge of medications and their effects on EEG recordings.

Recognizes life threatening, medically emergent, or complex patient situations.

Identifies serious conditions requiring rapid intervention when necessary.

Provides patients and their families with a thorough explanation of the procedure being performed.

Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.

Follows established laboratory and/or hospital guidelines m completing "administrative duties" for each test performed.

With the other technicians in the laboratory, is responsible for inventory of laboratory supplies

Independently operates a variety of neurodiagnostic equipment to administer routine and specialized diagnostic treatment during procedures.

Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations.

Understands more advanced medical terminology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuroradiology and how it relates to the neurodiagnostic testing being performed.

Ability to interpret testing data to provide information for medical or surgical staff during testing procedures.

Follows established laboratory protocols in performing standard and specialized EEG recordings

Ensures the adequacy of the EEG recording during seizures discharges

Uses equipment specific processing software to execute several automation functions such as storing, retrieving, and transferring, electronic documents and files.

Ability to interface and adapt neurodiagnostic testing equipment, settings and procedures to unusual, complex and often critical situations.

Recognizes life threatening or medically emergent patient situations and will take proper action to provide emergent care.

Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.

Special Assignments: 25-50%

Responsible for day-to-day operations for the EMU.

Understands the clinical processes and operational environment of the Neurophysiology labs and EMU.

Advocates for the effective use of technology to improve patient care through high quality, cost effective solutions.

If required by the service, knowledge of and ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluation; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.

The EMU technician is under the general supervision of the EMU attending and physician director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory.

The technician performs routine and specialized advanced assignments independently.

Performs other duties assigned.

Work Schedule: 12:00pm - 10:30pm - Monday - Thursday
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 537-00062-F
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized

Keywords: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago , Medical Instrument Technician (EEG-EMU) - Chicago, Illinois - EEG Technologist, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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