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University of Utah Health Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist I in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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 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

Under the direct supervision of an Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Tech II, the END Tech I assists in performing specialized electroencephalographic (EEG) procedures, including test set up, electrode application, and ensuring patient safety during clinically significant events, and other related duties associated with neurodiagnostic procedures. The END Tech I is an entry level position to train and support the EEG unit. This position will work towards becoming registry eligible, and registered in electroencephalography in preparation for the END Tech II position.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Communicates effectively with the patient and explains test procedures.

  • Sets up and calibrates necessary equipment.

  • Reviews records and interviews patients to obtain additional information.

  • Operates various non-invasive monitoring devices.

  • Records observations and analyzes test data to ensure appropriate data is collected.

  • Assists END Tech II's in advanced procedures for epilepsy, wada, depths, electrocerebral silence (ECS) and evoked potential (EP).

  • Maintains lab equipment, ensures room is clean, institutes quality control procedures.

  • Ensures labs are properly stocked and supplies ordered.

  • Maintains patients safety through communication to other patient care staff.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

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

  • 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.

  • Ability to assimilate data from various sources.

  • Ability to display active listening and verbalize empathy.

  • Ability to quickly learn new procedures and process.

  • Ability to develop relationships with patients, guest and coworkers.

  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations to insure patient information is guarded and respected.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • One year of experience working in a patient care environment.

  • EEG registry eligible within 24 months of hire.

  • EEG registry completed within 36 months of hire.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Associate's degree, or enrolled in CAAHEP accredited Electroneurodiagnostic Program.

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

EEO Statement

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.

Requisition Number 47297
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Variable
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UUH IPC 30N LT EPILEPSY MON
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.