The Principal EEG Technologist monitors and provides guidance to all other classifications of EEG technologists, conducts staff training and development for new hires and experienced technologists, and organizes and assists with daily job assignments.
The Principal EEG Technologist serves as the liaison for interdepartmental issues. Assisted by the other technologists, the Principal EEG Technologist ensures that all electronic EEG databases, equipment, work areas, and supply levels are maintained and keeps it Joint Commission ready. The Principal Technologist is responsible for keeping the Medical Director and/or Supervisor/Manager/Director apprised of technological issues and staff concerns as directed. EEG Technologists in the Neurodiagnostic / EEG department at UC Davis Medical Center provide care to adult and pediatric patients with a variety of medical (medical surgical, critical care, emergent, perioperative) needs. Patient conditions include epilepsy, altered level of consciousness, CVA, TIA, confusion, nonepileptic spells, seizures, and more.
Provides direct patient care to a diversified patient population. Applies knowledge, experience, and judgment to determine the importance of a situation, set priorities, and use abstract thought to evaluate clinical situations. Participates in patient and staff education. Demonstrates accountability for own practices as defined by ABRET.
*Applicants are required to upload license and certification if required of the position. *
Must be a Registered EEG Technologist (R.EEG.T) certified by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ABRET) or Registered EEG Technologist (R.E.T.) certified by the Canadian Board of Registration of EEG Technologists (CBRET). Certification of competency.
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR or UCDH-issued CPR Certification
Four (4) years EEG experience in an acute care setting
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Ability to utilize medical terminology appropriately
Knowledge of current trends in Neurodiagnostic (EEG)
Commitment to excellence in patient care
Effective interpersonal skills
Demonstrates accountability and professionalism
Adapts to change in a positive, professional, and productive manner
Intermediate computer skills
Must have the ability to measure and accurately apply disc electrodes to those predetermined areas utilizing knowledge of the International 10/20 system. Must have the knowledge of electrode placement to accurately monitor physiological artifacts and apply additional electrodes
Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skill levels in area of expertise to ensure provision of the highest quality patient care services
Interpersonal communication skills to interact with tact and diplomacy with hospital and clinic patients, physicians, and staff at all levels. Ability to engage in collaborative problem solving with coworkers and staff
Must have the ability to function as a “team player,” being considerate and flexible, taking the needs of your peers into consideration
Ability to exercise discretion to ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained, and a professional, respectful hospital, clinic, or laboratory environment always exists
Ability to maintain composure, efficiency and a positive, customer-service oriented manner during periods of peak workload, with frequent interruptions, under tight deadlines, and when interacting with patients who are ill, angry, or emotionally distressed
Accomplish a variety of concurrent assignments in an effective and efficient manner
Organizes and prioritizes assignments to complete work in a timely and efficient manner, particularly when there are changes in workload or assignments. Remains flexible and adaptable to changes in policies
Written and oral communication skills to provide information, explanations, and instructions clearly and concisely to, and to elicit information from others with varying levels of ability to understand, including individuals who are ill or distressed, or for whom English may be a second language
Problem-solving skills to independently define a problem; identify the resources available to help solve problems; create viable solution and take the action necessary to implement them; and follow through to ensure the problem is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties
Decision-making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to act, and to appropriately seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached
Knowledge of medical records sufficient to establish and maintain filing system which meet the accessibility and storage needs of the Laboratory, and which comply with all pertinent laws, regulations, and HIPPA guidelines regarding confidentiality, maintenance, and provision to others
Working knowledge of medical terminology to accurately transcribe physician’s orders
Working knowledge of departmental and system policies and procedures
Ability to efficiently use computer system to retrieve pertinent patient information through the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Ability to efficiently use computer systems and maintain clinical database
Filing skills to maintain logs and files of information in alphabetical, chronological, an/or numerical order, such that it is current and easily retrievable
Must demonstrate ability in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care taking into consideration protective interventions, development (behavioral and physical) and physiological characteristics specific to the patients
Adequate vision to read exams and to observe patient reaction
Graduation from an accredited EEG school
Certified Long Term EEG Monitoring (CLTM) credential from American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ABRET)
Experience with Continuous Real-Time Long-Term EEG Monitoring at EMU Monitoring Station
WADA, OR procedures, SPECT, EP
Hospital and outpatient center
Must be flexible to participate with the rotating schedule for weekends and holidays
Must be willing to work all weekdays/weekend days as needed for patient care/operational need Available shifts will be discussed at time of hire
Must be willing to work long shifts (currently 12 hours)
Must have the ability to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the specific individual, including: infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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