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EEG Technician - Full Time - Days at Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

The EEG Technician is an entry-level to mid-level job that performs routine, ambulatory and long term monitoring (LTM) electroencephalograms (EEG), and/or visual, brainstem, and somatosensory evoked potential (EP) procedures according to hospital and departmental policy and procedures. Until competent to perform the job duties of an EEG Technician, works under the direct technical supervision of a higher level EEG Technologist, physician, or other appropriate clinician; once competence is demonstrated then performs EEG Technician job responsibilities independently with technical aspects of procedures performed falling under indirect technical supervision of appropriate higher level.

Refer to departmental Scope of Service and Provision of Care plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.


I.Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

II.Focuses on patient/customer safety
III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job


PEOPLE - 20%
1.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 other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. (EF)

1.Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient and staff to convey the purpose of the procedures and answers questions regarding the procedures. (EF)
2.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. (EF)
3.Stocks supplies and prepares patient rooms and equipment for upcoming procedures, performs any other related duties that are consistent with patient and technical care for this level. (EF)

1.Ensures correct electrode application in adherence with the International 1020 System; recognizes correct EEG and/or EP performance and clinically significant events and follows policy and procedures and governmental regulations regarding critical test results; maintains the patients safety through communication to other patient care support staff during these procedures as needed. (EF)
2.Maintains correct electrode connections; identifies and performs basic and intermediate technical troubleshooting and artifact identification and elimination; follows concepts of digital equipment and electrical safety with regards to the equipment; recognizes when alternate montages, protocols, and/or equipment settings might be necessary, and their effects on the test data, and takes appropriate actions, notifying others as needed. (EF)
3.Performs EEG studies including bedside studies, clinical EP studies, and monitoring of epilepsy patients. (EF)
4.Reports near misses and inputs errors promptly into PSN 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. (EF)
5.Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety.
1.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. (EF)
2.Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies and reports low supply inventories. Recommends solutions in achieving departmental objectives.
3.Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)

1.Participates in departmental projects and activities, and seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a 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.

High School Diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
Completion of an Accredited Electroneurodiagnostic END program or an Associates degree or higher in a science related field from an accredited college or university is preferred

A minimum of six months experience in the performance of END procedures in a patient care environment or successfull completion of all clinicals required by and through an approved Electroneurodiagnostic END program

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews
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 perform EEG/END procedures under indirect supervision once training program complete
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.

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.

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodistis consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospital" list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.