Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist I

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-16953
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Cardiology/Neurophysiology
Posting Date
1 month ago(5/19/2022 6:50 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
various
Program/Service
Diagnostic Cardiology

Why Fraser Health?

Are you someone who has experience in performing technical functions related to Diagnostic Neurophysiology? Do you want to work for one of British Columbia's top employers? Do you have comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based Electroneurophysiology practice? If you have answered yes to these questions we want you to continue reading.

 

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

We currently have casual opportunities for Neurodiagnostic Technologists at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre in Surrey, BC.  New graduates are welcome to apply to the posting too!

Build on your education and experience as you:

  • Conduct and records E.E.G., Nerve Conduction Tests, E.M.G., and Multiple Sleep Latency Tests on patients by performing duties such as operating a variety of equipment, calibrating and adjusting equipment during test processes, taking appropriate measurements from test data produced, and entering calculated results into computer in order to demonstrate whether abnormalities exist.
  • Formulate technical preliminary reports by conducting duties such as analyzing recordings, measuring numerical data, describing abnormal manifestations and forwarding calculations to physician for use in clinical diagnosis.
  • Receive and prepares patients for tests by performing duties such as receiving requisitions from physicians, reviewing case history and assessing the nature of the problems to determine process and direct test accordingly.
  • Guide the clinical experience of assigned new staff and students; provides input to the Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist III as requested on progress in achieving established clinical practice guidelines and standards of practice.

 

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

 

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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Health Services, and working under the direction of the Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist III, the Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist performs technical functions related to Diagnostic Neurophysiology. Duties include conducting various tests such as Electroencephalography (E.E.G.), Multiple Sleep Latency, Evoked Potentials, Nerve Conduction studies, Electromyography (E.M.G.) and Magnetic Evoked Potentials (M.E.P.), recording measurements, formulating technical reports for interpretation by medical staff in clinical diagnosis and performing operating room monitoring procedures as required.

Responsibilities


  1. Conducts and records E.E.G., Nerve Conduction Tests, E.M.G., and Multiple Sleep Latency Tests on patients by performing duties such as operating a variety of equipment, calibrating and adjusting equipment during test processes, taking appropriate measurements from test data produced, and entering calculated results into computer in order to demonstrate whether abnormalities exist.

  2. Conducts Evoked Potential Tests such as visual, brainstem, somato-sensory evoked responses, and magnetic stimulation procedures using a variety of equipment by performing duties such as locating and stimulating nerves, applying recording electrodes to patient, assessing patients responses and making necessary adjustments to equipment to ensure a complete study is conducted.

  3. Formulates technical preliminary reports by performing duties such as analyzing recordings, measuring numerical data, describing abnormal manifestations and forwarding calculations to physician for use in clinical diagnosis.

  4. Receives and prepares patients for tests by performing duties such as receiving requisitions from physicians, reviewing case history and assessing the nature of the problems to determine process and direct test accordingly. Prepares patients for tests by receiving and interviewing patient or family, explaining procedures, attaching electrodes and/or electromyographic equipment to appropriate areas and monitoring patient's comfort to ensure patient is at ease while obtaining required results.

  5. Participates in departmental infection control program by performing duties such as assessing infection control in equipment, handling/storing/disposing of needle electrodes and other supplies, and disinfecting and sterilizing equipment to safety standards in accordance with quality assurance program.

  6. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment by performing duties such as calibrating and cleaning equipment to ensure equipment is producing accurate records; maintains service and equipment performance records by completing log book and arranging repairs to ensure equipment is working.

  7. Maintains E.E.G. records and videotapes by storing and retrieving from archives for future reference.

  8. Guides the clinical experience of assigned new staff and students; provides input to the Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist III as requested on progress in achieving established clinical practice guidelines and standards of practice. Demonstrates procedures and usage of equipment to staff including medical residents and students.

  9. Assists with setting measurable goals and objectives within a team or individual environment, incorporating the organization's vision and values, goals and corporate plan, through methods such as maintaining and updating own knowledge of clinical and professional development within area of practice, and developing plan in collaboration with supervisor for professional development; reviews progress to ensure that goals are achieved within established time frames.

  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduation with a Diploma of Technology in Electroneurophysiology (British Columbia's Institute of Technology), two years' recent, related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Certification with the Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (CBRET) or the Board of Registration of Electromyography Technologists of Canada (BRETC).


Current membership with the British Columbia Society of Electroneurophysiology Technologists (BCSET) or the Association of Electromyography Technologists of Canada (AETC).



Skills and Abilities


  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based Electroneurophysiology practice related to conducting various diagnostic tests including E.E.G., Multiple Sleep Latency, Evoked Potentials, Nerve Conduction studies, EMG, and M.E.P.

  • Broad knowledge of Electroneurophysiology theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.

  • Broad knowledge and practice of safe work procedures with Electroneurophysiology equipment.

  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach/demonstrate.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Skill in the use of equipment, and in techniques appropriate to the assessment of clients.

  • Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.

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