PRIMARY FUNCTION: Neurodiagnostic/Electromyograph (EMG) Technologist performs Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) requiring specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population. Ensures accurate diagnostic results and provides quality outcomes for patients of any age by recording impulses generated by the peripheral nervous system, while performing NCS consistent with Christiana Care department policies and procedures.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Obtains and verifies relevant medical patient information from patient, family or chart including medications.
Interacts on a level appropriate to the patient’s age and mental capacity.
Establishes rapport with patient and gives proper instructions to ensure cooperation.
Maintains respect and patient confidentiality.
Accommodates the patient for disabilities and/or special needs and attends to patients’ needs appropriately.
Explains all test procedures, electrodes application method.
Recognizes artifacts and take appropriate steps to eliminate them.
Performs nerve conduction studies following techniques described in the nerve conduction manual, including set-up, electrode application and maintaining patient safety.
Removes electrodes upon completion of the test
Keeps equipment clean and in operating condition.
Maintains all necessary supplies in the examination rooms.
Acquires and maintain skills and knowledge necessary to perform electrodiagnostic studies.
Is aware of the lab protocol for emergency situations.
Maintains instrument/equipment in good working order and if needed reports issues promptly.
Takes appropriate precautions to ensure electrical safety
Communicates with manager for equipment troubleshooting and repairs as required.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established department safety rules and practices.
Reports to manager, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS: Frequent contact departmentally and situationally with employees, patients, family members, visitors, medical staff, their office staffs and students at various levels. Communication with inpatient and outpatient staff and providers.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Neurodiagnostic Specialists, Department Manager, Medical Director, Neurologists, Director, Neuroscience Service Line
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Enrollment in or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) Program
Minimum of 6 months experience involving training in both practical applications and theory directly related to Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
AAET board eligible, certification required within 1 year.
Experience with EEG studies preferred
For formal consideration please click HERE to apply.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
Internal Number: 47014BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.