PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 11:59pm for a guaranteed review. Application materials received after this date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Please allow up to (2) two weeks for processing of application materials. (Postmarks and faxes not accepted.) Exam# 20/50U50/09CRPOSITION DESCRIPTION Natividad is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technologist position in the Cardiopulmonary Services Department to conduct EEG examinations of patients as ordered by physicians for diagnostic purposes; and performs other related duties as assigned. Examples of Duties THE SIGNIFICANT DUTIES OF THE POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Determines the locations to place electrodes on a patient's head; marks placement locations on the patient's head.
- Attaches electrodes to the marked locations on the patient's head; ensures that electrode leads are connected correctly by tracing each lead to the corresponding head location; calibrates all EEG recording channels in accordance with standard procedures.
- Operates EEG equipment in accordance with standard procedures to produce tracings for analysis by a physician.
- Examines tracing tests for artifacts such as those caused by poor electrode contact with the patient's skin; takes corrective action such as removing and reapplying electrodes or replacing broken electrode lead wires.
- Reads a physician's EEG test requisition to determine which of a number of standard tests are to be performed on a particular patient; explains to the patient the need for the examination and the procedure involved in an effort to reduce or overcome possible anxiety or reluctance to cooperate.
- Questions the patient regarding his/her present complaint, onset, and possible contributing factors in order to note any patient symptoms or manifestations observed during the examination.
- Keeps the patient comfortable and safe during the procedure; monitors the patient for any undesired activity that can produce artifacts on the tracing; notates any such activities on the tracing.
- Removes the electrodes from the patient at the conclusion of the examination.
- Performs routine sterilization, adjustments and servicing of the EEG equipment as appropriate; ensures that EEG equipment is always stocked with necessary supplies.
- May perform basic clerical duties such as typing physician's evaluations of tracings and scheduling appointments; submits and processes patient treatment charges.
The successful candidate will have proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Thorough Knowledge of: Principles, techniques and equipment pertaining to EEG recording; the maintenance of EEG and related equipment; basic medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology necessary to perform EEG procedures; routine functions and activities of an acute care hospital, including standard procedures, materials and equipment; and safety procedures pertaining to EEG examinations, including the appropriate use of universal precautions.
Working Knowledge of: Methods of explaining EEG procedures to patients and providing customer service in a health care environment.
Some Knowledge of: The use of office automation equipment, including computers and business software, for communication and productivity purposes.
Skill and Ability to: Operate EEG equipment and perform EEG examinations; check EEG recordings for diagnostic accuracy; observe patients and identify behaviors that could impact EEG recordings; recognize abnormal recordings and make corrections; work with patients safely, sympathetically and in a manner that gains their cooperation; work calmly and make appropriate decisions in stressful situations; use automated systems to record and maintain information and to process billing information; communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and other medical professionals; operate a personal computer and utilize standard business software; maintain detailed patient records, compile statistics, and analyze data; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare reports and other written communications; provide sensitive and competent service to customers who may be anxious or in substantial distress; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others including physicians, nurses, administrators, managers, vendors, contractors and other health care industry personnel.
A typical way to acquire these knowledge, skills, and abilities is:
Education & Experience: Graduation from an EEG technology training program certified by the American Medical Association –AND– two years of experience performing EEG examinations in a health care clinical or acute care hospital setting.
Registration with the American Board of Registered Electroencephalographic and Evokes Potential Technologists (ABRET) as an EEG Technologist is highly desirable.
- Natividad requires that all incumbents pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment.
- Natividad will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
- Employees who drive on County business to carry out job related duties must possess a valid CA Driver License for the class vehicle driven.
- Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid CA Driver License or CA State ID prior to the first day of work.
- Incumbents may be required to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays;
- Incumbents may be required to work with potentially hazardous and infectious substances.
The screening process is tentative. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified. The competitive process includes:
APPLICATION SUBMISSION: A completed Monterey County Application must be submitted by the priority screening date of: Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 11:59pm for a guaranteed review to the Natividad Human Resources Office, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA. 93906 OR on-line applications may be submitted at www.natividad.com; however, optional resume may be attached to on-line application or a copy of license/certificate may be emailed separately to GarciaDL@natividad.com. Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. For more information or to receive application materials, please contact the Natividad Human Resources Office at (831) 783-2700. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL: Completed application materials will be competitively evaluated. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the process.
QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT: To further assess applicants' possessions of required qualifications, this process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exam, physical ability exam, or written examination.
ELIGIBLE LIST: Applicants successful in the Qualifications Assessment process will be placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interview. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies.
- If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please contact the Personnel Analyst for Natividad at (831) 783-2711.
- Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
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