$36k - $50k (DOE)
The primary responsibility of an Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Technologist is to collect and analyze, or to oversee the collection and analysis of multiple types of recordings and measurements of the electrical activity of the central and/or peripheral nervous system. This information allows intraoperative interventions that may reverse or minimize neurological morbidity, such as complete paralysis or loss of normal motor function. The IONM Technologist provides monitoring data effective in localizing anatomical structures and nervous system tissues, including sensorimotor cortex, mapping techniques, peripheral nerves and non-tumor tissue. The IONM Technologist is a valuable member of the IONM team along with the surgeon, anesthesiologist/anesthetist and IONM interpreting physician/neurophysiologist. The IONM Technologist's responsibilities extend to review and appropriate application of current developments in neurophysiological monitoring techniques and standards of practice.
Functions of the Neuromonitoring Technologist
1. Application of knowledge in neuroanesthesia and its effect on neuromonitoring.
2. Application of knowledge in anatomy and neurophysiology relative to the monitoring being performed.
3. Knowledge and application of current practices in neuromonitoring, maintained through extensive reading of published literature and practice standards.
4. Performance of all duties and responsibilities required for multi-modality monitoring.
5. Maintenance of continuing education requirements by ABRET and Advanced Monitoring Services.
6. Knowledge and practice of electrical safety relevant to equipment and type of monitoring performed.
7. Establishment of practice policies and protocols consistent with current standards of care established by professional healthcare organizations, and appropriate regulatory bodies and government.
8. Assessment of intraoperative procedure relative to orders for monitoring, taking action to address deviation from established practice protocols.
9. Performance of duties according to established lab protocols for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative procedures
10. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to managerial duties associated with the performance of intraoperative neuromonitoring.
1. Demonstrates knowledge of current standards of care established by professional allied health organizations and appropriate regulatory bodies and government.
2. Reviews current literature, as appropriate for modalities of monitoring performed, and integrates relevant findings into current practices.
3. Establishes and maintains quality control methods for all monitoring performed.
The Surgical Neuromonitorist reviews planned intraoperative procedure and orders for monitoring to determine the structures at risk relative to patient history/pre-existing conditions and monitoring requested; makes needed adjustments in monitoring by communicating with correct personnel while maintaining patient confidentiality according to facility policy and procedures; communicates with needed departments to obtain access and scheduling of patient according to facility policy and procedures; prepares equipment and supplies for required monitoring of patient according to facility policy and procedures; identifies correct patient by name, ordering surgeon, and type of procedure to be performed and communicates the monitoring plan to the patient/caregivers/family in language consistent with their ability to understand; measures and marks correct recording and stimulation sites and applies electrodes according to facility policy and procedures.
Surgical Neuromonitorist positions monitoring equipment in the operating room to ensure patient electrical safety and communicates with team members including anesthesia, surgeon, and nursing staff according to facility policy and procedures; communications directly with anesthesia team and surgeon to enhance monitoring results; discusses with surgeon baseline recordings according to facility policy and procedures; makes any needed adjustments in monitoring according to facility policy and procedures; monitors neurophysiologic central/peripheral functioning throughout the operative procedure communicating with surgeon, neurophysiologist, anesthesia team, and nursing staff as necessary according to facility policy and procedures; recognizes clinically significant events and follows facility policy and procedures regarding critical test results**; documents in surgery log throughout the monitoring process all relative communications/responses, physiological status, anesthetic adjustments, and changes in verbal responses according to facility policy and procedures; discontinues monitoring and removes all monitoring and stimulation electrodes checking sites for pre-monitoring status according to facility policy and procedures.
The Surgical Neuromonitorist provides findings, results, and a descriptive analysis according to facility policy and procedure; cleans/disinfects electrodes and equipment according to facility policy and procedures; restocks equipment and electrode supplies; prints needed documents including waveforms, neuromonitoring specialist report, and surgery log to be dictated by interpreting personnel according to facility policy and procedures; charges and logs patient according to facility policy and procedures.
1. Frequent walking
2. Sitting /standing
3. Reaching including above/below shoulder height
4. Frequent kneeling/crawling
5. Pulling and pushing > 50 pounds
6. Carrying or pushing < 50 pounds
7. Frequent bending /stooping/crouching/twisting and continuous repetitive movements
Lighting bright and dim, mechanical hazards, hazardous substances, infectious diseases, ionizing/non-ionizing radiation, and toleration of temperature ranges 60 to 75° F.
Physical Ability: Must exhibit normal or better: vision, hearing, manual dexterity, talking and speech, typing. Requires the ability to concentrate for long periods of time under stressful conditions and still perform properly and effectively.
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Job ID: 53198