University of Utah Health IntraOperative Monitoring Tech in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The Intra-Operative Monitor Technologist will provide neurophysiologic monitoring during orthopedic, neurosurgical and vascular procedures. The studies include brain and spinal cord monitoring with somatosensory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials, EEG, EMG and pedicle screw testing as well as brainstem monitoring with brainstem auditory evoked potentials and facial nerve and other cranial nerves monitoring. Additional areas of study include long-term EEG for pre-surgical evaluation and intraoperative electrocorticography for epilepsy surgery.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with surgical staff to establish correct site, type of surgery and placement of equipment in room.

  • Recognition of desired waveforms or activity as well as artifact.

  • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions.

  • Works closely with department manager, Medical Director and IONM in daily functions and operations of department.

  • Applications of neuron anatomy and normal physiological function.

  • Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition.

  • Ensures patient safety relative to history and contraindications for specific stimulation or monitoring techniques.

  • Removes electrodes and cleans up patients post monitoring period.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.

  • Knowledge of accepted guidelines and criteria for sterile procedures and infection control and of alternate montages, protocols, alternate equipment settings and their effects.

  • CNIM registry eligible within 12 months of hire.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 26111

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Days and evenings with rotating call

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH ANC 30N INTRAOP MONITORING

Category Patient Care Support / Technicians

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.