Kelly Services EEG Technician in Bethesda, Maryland

EEG Technician – NIH – Bethesda, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking an EEG Technician to work onsite with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

  • Tremendous growth opportunity

  • Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center

  • Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at www.kellygovernmentsolutions.com

TASKS

The contractor shall:

  • Independently obtain electrodiagnostic recordings, including electroencephalograms (EEGs), evoked potentials (EPs) and intraoperative monitoring (IOM) in neurological and neurosurgical patients, as well as in relevant other patients referred from the Clinical Center for diagnostic or research purposes in inpatient, intraoperative or outpatient settings.

  • Work with staff on electrodiagnostic aspects of awake and sedated intra- and extra-operative language, motor and sensory mapping including set up, recording and documentation.

  • Work independently or assist physicians in obtaining other neurodiagnostic testing related to the clinical or research needs of the EEG Section.

  • Independently operate EEG, EP and IOM recording systems to maximize yield of examination by applying appropriate montages, instrument settings, calibrations, electrodes, electrode placement and activation procedures.

  • Independently carry out EEG, EP and IOM troubleshooting techniques to ensure the quality of recordings.

  • Work with other staff to implement new intra- and extra-operative monitoring protocols and procedures.

  • Independently modify the initial recording if needed based on initial findings and patient needs, which may require additional EEG, EMG, EKG, or EOG monitoring.

  • Provide information about the procedure to the patient and/or referring physicians and scientists.

  • Assess EEG and IOM equipment condition and manage supply of necessary items to perform electrodiagnostic testing, including in the operating room, EEG laboratory and epilepsy monitoring unit.

  • Serve as a liaison between surgical neurology branch staff, EMG and EEG Section staff and operating room staff to coordinate performance of appropriate pre-operative and intraoperative monitoring procedures and consents.

  • Obtain applicable patient history and information necessary for the planning and interpretation of EEG, EP and IOM testing.

  • Provide preliminary interpretations of recordings, including screening of EEG and IOM recordings prior to review by medical staff.

  • Review all records and make necessary notations during recordings and prior to submitting studies for interpretation.

  • Check the quality and integrity of all recordings before leaving the patient or having the patient leave the laboratory.

  • Transfer the recorded data to the central server, either using a temporary storage device or through the network system.

  • Consider special needs for different patient populations.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Recognize symptoms of deterioration in a patient’s condition, particularly the onset of an epileptic seizure or changes in EEG or IOM testing findings, and take immediate steps to prevent injury.

  • Recognize and initially manage patients who are having seizures and take precautions to keep the patients safe, comfortable and relaxed.

  • Inform nursing and medical staff about the patient’s condition as necessary.

  • Call for medical assistance as necessary.

  • Observe and provide an accurate and detailed description of the patient’s condition, including for seizures, localizing and lateralizing features, duration, condition during and after the events and any other relevant clinical information.

  • Give artificial respiration and first aid, if necessary, and ensure the integrity of the recording while a medical provider is giving an infusion, or monitor an infusion if the patient is not accompanied by a nurse or physician.

  • Assist with gathering and preparing material for publication and illustration.

  • Attend conferences and seminars and read literature to remain current in recording techniques, infection control, and EEG, EP and IOM testing.

  • Understand infection control guidelines and equipment regulations, about electrical safety.

  • Maintain current CPR and infection control certification.

  • Remain informed of relevant protocol and pharmacological studies in development.

  • Utilize the electronic medical records system (CRIS), receiving examination requisitions and retrieving patient information needed for examinations.

  • Maintain equipment and examining rooms in sanitary and proper working order.

  • Obtain and store necessary supplies as needed.

  • Maintain logbooks, records and computerized files of studies.

  • Archive, retrieve and compile data as requested related to EEG and IOM studies.

  • Schedule testing or make admission room reservations as necessary to complete requested studies.

  • Participate in an on-call schedule for emergency recordings by carrying a pager and responding to off-hours requests (weekdays between 17:00 and 07:00 and weekends between 07:00 and 07:00)

REQUIREMENTS

The contractor would ideally have:

  • Registered EEG technologist board certification or board-eligibility.

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience as an EEG technologist.

  • Knowledge and skill in the principles and theory in performing/monitoring the full range of clinical neurophysiological testing, particularly EEG and IOM recording techniques.

  • Knowledge and understanding of recognized reference standards, medicolegal requirements, regulatory requirements sufficient to perform clinical neurophysiological testing.

  • Knowledge and skill in the principles and theory of EEG and evoked potentials in neurological and neurosurgical patients.

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of neurological disorders, particularly of epilepsy.

  • Knowledge and skill administering proper care for pediatric and disabled adult patients.

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Excellent decision making, analytical, organizational and time management skills.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE

Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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