NDT uses electro-neurodiagnostic equipment to perform tests as directed by a physician to diagnose neurological conditions such as epilepsy, seizure disorders, strokes, motor neuron disorders, and degenerative brain diseases. Specific job duties include:
Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.
Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.
Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions as needed.
Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.
Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.
Collect patients' medical information needed to customize tests
Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.
Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electro-neurodiagnostic recordings.
Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.
Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
Submit reports to physicians summarizing test results.
Assist in training technicians, medical students, residents or other staff members.
Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.
Participate in research projects, conferences, or technical meetings.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum of two years as a neuro-diagnostician preferred
High school diploma or equivalent required
Associate degree in an accredited electro-neurodiagnostic (END) educational program preferred
Certification from an approved program of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs preferred
Licenses / Certifications
Certified by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic & Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) preferred
Knowledge / Skills
Must have excellent computer skills and be able to
Must be able to work independently in a multifaceted environment with limited supervision
Ability to work with all levels of providers
Physical Requirements: Medium Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.