Northwell Health Practice EEG Technician - Pediatric Ambulatory in New York, New York

Req Number 001UNP

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

The primary work location is at 7 7th Avenue New York, NY, however the EEG tech will split time with a second location, 225 East 64th Street, New York, NY. Hours are 9 am -5:30 pm (Monday to Friday), but we will consider an 8:30 am -5 pm shift option as well.

The Practice EEG Tech performs standard and complex electroencephalographic and evoked potential recordings as ordered by a Physician. Prepares patient for examinations. Monitors patient's condition. Maintains EEG recordings and logs exams performed. Maintains and adjusts EEG equipment.

  1. Positions patient on examination table for optimum testing. Translates procedures into layman's terms based on professional knowledge in order to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.

  2. Sets up equipment to administer the particular procedure in a timely fashion.

  3. Applies a variety of biopotential electrodes to the patient as required.

  4. Performs electoencephalograms, standard EEG, sleep deprived studies, neonatal studies and electrocerebral silence recordings as directed by a Physician.

  5. Differentiates between cerebral and non-cerebral potentials in a timely manner.

  6. Modifies recording protocol appropriately when abnormalities occur in the EEG, adding electrodes in on-standard locations and devising the appropriate recording techniques with minimal assistance.

  7. Abstracts the relevant information for the patient's clinical record, obtaining additional information by questioning patient or referring Physician.

  8. Monitors patient's condition during testing. Recognizes and promptly reports patient's motor abnormalities including fainting, apnea and bradycardia, seizures, etc to appropriate supervision.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Graduate from accredited EEG program, preferred.

  • Certified EEG technician, preferred

  • Minimum of one (1) year EEG experience, required. Experience with evoked potential testing, preferred.

  • Willingness to work from two locations preferred

  • Prior pediatric patient experience preferred