JOB SUMMARY :
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
Manages and maintains or all IOM records
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 surgeon and 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 analyzes electrical responses of the eyes, ears, peripheral nerves, and the brain to various stimuli
Operates, calibrates, maintains, and makes minor adjustments and repairs to all neurophysiologic testing and monitoring equipment.
Recognizes and evaluates artifacts and spurious readings in data; takes appropriate steps to remove them and eliminate their causes.
Utilizes and investigates cases using advanced neurophysiologic modalities, such as evoked potentials, electroencephalograms, electrophysiological monitoring, and nerve condition studies, during surgical interventions, under supervision of licensed medical providers.
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.
Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice
Utilizes patient care processes and clinical information systems to ensure standardized patient care.
Maintains technical skills and collaborates with clinical educators.
Participates in Sidra commissioning activities as required.
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
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS - SELECTION CRITERIA :
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