The Surgical Neurophysiologist performs all tasks associated with intraoperative monitoring, including but not limited to obtaining monitorable SSEPs, TcMEPs, triggered and spontaneous EMG, ABRs, D-waves, Cranial Nerve responses, ECoG, Phase Reversal, Cortical and Brainstem Mapping and VEPs.
S / he conducts pre-operative neurological exams, gathers relevant patient history, plans the appropriate monitoring modality, discusses the intraoperative monitoring plan with the surgeon and anesthesiologist, obtains preoperative baseline recordings, troubleshoots technological complications and communicates intraoperative changes to the Surgeon and supervising Neurologist.
The incumbent obtains technologically competent recordings according to best practices, while being sensitive to the demands of working in a pediatric surgical environment.
The incumbent is responsible to manage and maintain all Intraoperative Monitoring records, reviews and developing educational programs for team based upon skill sets.
Reports Directly To : Manager - Neurodiagnostic Lab
KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Ensures all IOM equipment is working and properly maintained
Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and / or reduction of supply inventory
Obtains high quality monitorable IOM studies for analysis.
Performs varied and complex IOM modalities and analysis according to surgeon orders
Communicates and works effectively with anesthesiologists to maximize patient care
Reports all relevant information to neurologist.
Uses skilled interactions with pediatric patients and families to ensure accurate recording of patient history is captured.
Utilizes evidence-based standards and solutions in performing patient care and applies problem solving techniques
Recognizes and evaluates artifacts and spurious readings in data; takes appropriate steps to remove them and eliminate their causes.
Works directly with assigned inpatients and outpatients of all ages to ensure quality service is provided.
Considers safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in planning patient care
Assists in competency assessment and education of the IOM Technologists
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care
Mentors and provides training as well as clinical and technical direction to the team, when required.
Utilizes patient care processes and clinical information systems to ensure standardized patient care.
Maintains technical skills and collaborates with clinical educators.
Follows all organizational policies and procedures
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS - SELECTION CRITERIA :
Essential Requirements :