EEG/EMG Tech

Job Description Summary

Performs standard and complex neurophysiological recordings on a population from neonates to geriatric. The position also performs cerebral silence and intraoperative EEG’s. May also perform electromygraphy (EMG) studies.

Job Description

1. Under the general supervision of the Department Supervisor or Coordinator, perform EEG’s and EMG's on a range of patients from neonatal to geriatric. Demonstrates knowledge of the peripheral nervous system and diseases related to neurodiagnostic medicine.

   a - Demonstrates ability to proficiently perform quantitative sensory testing

   b - Demonstrates ability to proficiently perform quantitative motor testing

   c - Is able to recognize normal and abnormal results

   d - Demonstrates ability to recognize and eliminate artifact

   e - Performs all studies within the guidelines of departmental policies and procedures

   f - Acts as a liaison between physicians, hospital staff, patients and referral sources and the Neurodiagnostics

2. Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills with patients, patient families, laboratory staff, physicians, and other members of the Hospital staff.

3. Prepares patients for testing and applies a variety of biopotential electrodes as required.
a. Measures and marks each patient using the International 10/20 system and documents the placement on the facesheet.

b. Applies electrodes using the appropriate medium with impedances under 5 ohms.

4. Performs intraoperative EEG’s noting all ischemic occurrences.

5. Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts instruments.
6. Removes electrodes and cleans the patient as needed.

7. Cleans and maintains the equipment and testing room in an organized and sanitary fashion.

8. Recognizes abnormal sleep, respiratory and cardiac patterns.

9. Recognizes artifact (patient or environmental) and corrects the cause.

10. Possesses the knowledge of appropriate actions to take during patient emergency situations and insures patient safety (electrical
11. Logs all tests and fills out charge documents.

12. Accurately files records and reports.
a. Answers telephone inquires regarding appointments and test information.

b. Attends neurodiagnostic educational sessions and inservice training sessions.

c. Attends cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) training sessions.

d. Attends courses and seminars neurodiagnostic testing as required.

e. Assists in establishing and maintaining department procedures and protocols.

f. Assists in process improvement studies.

g. Assists Supervisor in cost management, evaluation of staff, budget process, implementing policy and procedure.

h. Practices Universal Precautions at all times.

i. May also perform work of a higher nature in preparation for increased responsibilities and may be required to work in a lesser capacity when the work analysis requires so.


13. Answers telephone inquiries regarding appointments and test information.

14. Attends neurodiagnostic educational sessions and inservice training sessions.

15. Attends cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR) training sessions.
16. Assists in establishing and maintaining department procedures and protocols.

17. Assists in process improvement studies.

18. Practices Universal Precautions at all times.

19. Technology – Embraces technological solutions to work processes and practices.
a. Utilizes the Epic and computer systems to maximize patient outcomes and facilitate work functions.

b. Demonstrates the ability to proficiently learn new technologic advances in neurodiagnostic care.


20. Safety Awareness – Fosters a “Culture of Safety” through personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment.
a. Adheres to patient identification policies/procedures as evidenced through the PI system.

b. Makes appropriate use of personal protective equipment at all times.

c. Appropriately disposes of hazardous materials.

d. Adheres to respiratory etiquette guidelines and universal precautions.

e. Adheres to electrical safety guidelines.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Cont.)

I. Technology and Learning
a. Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that continue to develop in their role and throughout the organization.


b. Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.


Must be registered EEG Technician. Will train in EMG.

BLS - Basic Life Support.