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Chief EEG Tech

Requisition #: 182535
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Leadership
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: March 21, 2019

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Position Summary:

The Chief EEG Technologist manages the EEG Technologists and maintains the technical aspects of the JHH EEG Laboratory (inpatient and outpatient) and the services provided. While doing this they act as a liaison between the EEG Technologists, physicians, and other hospital staff. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to direct supervision of the technologists, monitoring the EEG service capital and supply budget, maintaining the EEG Lab Policies & Procedures Manual, and performing and troubleshooting all modalities of the EEG studies. The Chief Technologist is expected to oversee and maintain the quality of EEGs to ensure they are performed according to the EEG Lab policies. The chief EEG Tech will also act as didactic instructor for technologists preparing for the ABRET EEG Certification, all other EEG Techs, and students enrolled in END programs. He/she is involved in preparing schedules for EEG Tech I & IIs, and all incoming students and new staff. The Chief Technologist reports directly to the Director of the EEG Laboratory.

Competencies:

A. Education:

Successful completion of High School Diploma, B.S. degree strongly preferred. Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited Electroneurodiagnostic (END) program or an Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university required with a minimum of 200 CEUs in the Neurodiagnostic field. Master’s degree or other relevant postgraduate preparation welcome.

B. Knowledge:

  • -Basic anatomy and neurophysiology
  • Policies and procedures of both the Laboratory and Hospital
  • ACNS EEG Guidelines
  • Basic networking and proficiency on the following applications: MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook with ability to use Pivot tables and charting features in Excel.

Excellent understanding of and ability to perform encephalographic procedures including but not limited to neonatal, pediatric & adult EEG

C. Skills:

  • Analytic ability is required to analyze the patient history, referral reason for the EEG to determine the appropriate monitoring and applicable activation maneuvers. This includes the creation of new montage if needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and develop a team of technologists effectively.
  • Experience as a highly skilled technologist that allows for the ability to analyze the work of EEG technologists I & II
  • The technologist should be able to identify and eliminate recording artifacts, and compose start reports in EPIC.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and complete them in a timely manner.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with management, other Health System and Hospital employees and patients.
  • Requires excellent communications skills to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing with peers, superiors, payers, physicians, ancillary departments, etc.
  • Requires the ability to adapt to urgent deadlines or rapidly changing priorities and maintain composure in high stress situations at all times.
  • The Chief of the EEG Laboratory should have a basic understanding of computer operations, IT networks and EEG processing (Persyst).
  • Requires the ability to be self-sufficient to perform challenging and daily tasks/functions.
  • Team player with strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence in all tasks

D. Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:

  • BLS Certification
  • Current R. EEG T. Certification by ABRET or must obtain within six (6) months of hire

E. Work Experience

  • At least 4 years of clinical EEG technologist experience (Neonates, Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric) or equivalent experience in a related field is required, if an AMA approved program in EEG Technology was not completed.
  • At least 4 years of clinical EEG technologist experience in ICU Long Term Monitoring (Neonates, Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric)
  • At least 2 years of proven supervisory/management experience desired.
  • Solid knowledge of special studies including but not limited to: Brain Death, Wada, Tilt Table, PET Scan with EEG.
  • Direct management experience preferred.

F. Machines, Tools, Equipment:

  • EEG (NK machines) hardware and software
  • Networking Software (VPN, R-admin)
  • Solid understanding of equipment and supplies needed based on EEG studies
  • Proficiency in database management skills

Grade MH

Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore, MD

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