Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalography)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Internal Number: 616908000
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This position is in Neurology. Medical Instrument Technicians Electroencephalograph (EEG) operate the EEG equipment and other devices such as evoked potential equipment to record the electrical activity of the brain. The technician delivers high quality studies for the most complex and non-routine procedures in difficult or demanding environments such as in the operating room, research and intensive care monitoring rooms. The duties of this position are but not limited to the following: Verifies the integrity of long-term monitoring (LTM) equipment. Acquires information and evaluates the patient and his/her needs prior to the procedure. Prepares a basic data sheet including patient demographic info, procedure info, seizure event types, medications, results relevant to LTM to be documented in patient studies. Obtains a baseline recording from all electrodes. Identifies and eliminates/reduces artifacts contaminating the recording of EEG and video. Performs testing at patient's bedside during and after seizures and document testing in the study. Acquires, reviews, and presents selected data to clinical neurophysiologist. Prepares EEG records in a form suitable for interpretation including prescreening of EEG and behavioral data. Reviews daily diary or log, push button events from patients and reviews events detected by automated spike/seizure detection system. Observes patient/s via video monitoring and EEG monitoring to identify ictal events (clinical and/or electrographic) and test patients during/after ictal events. Alerts appropriate personal (e.g. nursing, physician) to the occurrence of each seizure episode. Performs skin integrity checks on all LTM patients. Monitors intense seizure monitoring (ISM) patients unless called for a STAT or prolonged EEG in hospital or scheduled out patient. Participates in rotating on-call for EEG coverage during off duty hours. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM -4:00 PM and On-Call Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist/PD000000 and PD000001 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Lisa.Chabarria@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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