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Sr. Intraoperative Monitoring Technologist

Requisition #: 190132
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Nov. 14, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

The senior IOM technologist should be able to fill all the responsibilities of the junior intraoperative monitoring technologist with minimal supervision. Monitors all modalities (SSEPs, tcMEPs, BAERs, EMG, EEG etc.) for neurosurgical, vascular, pediatric, ENT, orthopedic spine and interventional radiology procedures. The procedures monitored include, but not limited to: cerebellopontine angle tumor surgery, intracranial tumor, cerebral aneurysm surgery, spine surgeries, thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery and peripheral nerve surgeries. The senior technologist provides adequate monitoring with proficiency in troubleshooting technical problems, and keeps the surgeons and IOM physicians informed of any significant changes. The technologist will also perform diagnostic EPs when needed.

The senior technologist takes a primary role in the training of new technologists and supervises members of the IOM team in the absence of the chief technologist. This position requires high level of interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information with physicians, office staff, and other technical personnel and to train new technologists

The senior technologist will monitor cases in rotation with the junior technologists and will perform the duties of chief tech if the chief tech is absent. The senior technologist will maintain full competence will participate in hiring new technologists, and will participate in planning for the future of the IOM department. The senior technologist needs to be familiar with all technologist duties including sterilization of electrodes, ordering supplies, and case assignment, completing these tasks as necessary.

Knowledge:

The senior technologist should have an understanding of:

Relevant anatomy, neurophysiology

Comprehensive knowledge of all monitoring modalities

Surgical procedures and the neurological structures at risk

Policies and procedures of both the hospital and the department

Computer networking and template programming

Relevant monitoring software and hardware

Education:

Work requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in scientific discipline related to the biological sciences. Graduate degree or coursework preferred.

Work Experience:

Minimum 1 year of IOM experience required.

Shift:

Day Full Time (40 hours)

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Exempt

Work Location:

JHH, 600 N. Wolfe Street

Skills:

Interpersonal and organizational skills to train and supervise junior IOM technologists

Analytic ability is required to analyze the patient history to determine the appropriate testing procedures, determine whether equipment is working properly, and troubleshoot any malfunctions that may occur

The senior technologist position requires the ability to be self-sufficient to perform challenging and daily tasks/functions with little to no supervision and independent of reliance on management and/or co-workers

The senior technologist should be able to identify and eliminate recording artifacts, calculate test results and compose preliminary reports

Requires excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner

Requires excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, management, other Health System and Hospital employees and patients

Requires excellent communication 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

Assists in other staff’s duties in their absence, in addition to routine workload

The senior technologist must be proficient with networking and computer programming and assist technologists with their equipment questions and problems

The senior technologist is expected to have the capability to monitor all JHH modalities independently

Requires the ability to be self-sufficient to perform challenging and daily tasks/functions with minimal supervision

Ability to program templates and troubleshoot any problems as they occur

Ability to teach staff, fellows, technologists, nurses, students and other interested parties modality monitoring procedures, programming and troubleshooting

The senior technologist should be proficient enough in programming templates to teach the other technologists to modify templates.

Required Licensure, Certification:

ABRET - CNIM licensure and BLS certification.

Working Conditions:

Visual and auditory acuity important for distinguishing normal from abnormal patterns

Bending, sitting, standing, ability to push equipment

Schedule flexibility to include nights and weekends, participates in on-call rotations to provide a 24 hour service

Potential exposure to communicable diseases with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed. Fine motor coordination and attention to detail required.

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