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IOM Technologist

Location
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
3 Aug 2022
For over a decade, MPOWERHealth has supported the independent musculoskeletal physician with best-in-class clinical services, back-office solutions, and advanced technology. We pride ourselves on being a partner that offers foresight to customers. We simplify whats complex, and we help them find a better way. Our best-in-class analytics coupled with industry-leading expertise make MPOWERHealth the company our customers can rely on no matter what lies ahead.

Benefits:
  • Multiple medical plan options
  • Health Savings Account with company contributions
  • Dental & vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • 401k with Company match
  • Vacation, sick time & Company paid holidays
  • Company wellbeing program with health insurance incentives
Under the supervision of the clinical manager, performs a preoperative assessment of the patient, conducts intraoperative sensory and motor tests using currently accepted electrophysiological techniques. Compiles real-time collection and interpretation of data and completes post-operative reports and billing forms. The purpose of this testing is to reduce the incidence of stroke, paresthesia, impotence, incontinence, and paralysis as a post-operative surgical outcome.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Patient Consultation
  • Explains test procedures so they are understandable to the patient and any family members that are present.
  • Measures and accurately applies to recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the international 10-20 Electrode Placement System.
  • IOM Equipment Setup
  • Calibrates, evaluates, and adjusts equipment, optimizing recording and stimulation parameters, to acquire salient data and information.
  • Implements appropriate troubleshooting methods, such as adjusting stimulation, to assure accurate recording of information. Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order, reporting technical malfunctions to supervisor and/or manufacturer.
  • Intraoperative Monitoring
  • During surgery, interacts with the surgical team and surgeons to provide interpretive data regarding the patients neurological status.
  • Identifies and eliminates physiological and non-physiological artifacts.
  • Recognizes normal patterns, normal variants, and abnormal patterns; understands the medical and pharmacological/anesthetic conditions that influence all recording IOM modalities (e.g., EP, BAER, MEP, Etc.); understands the clinical correlations between abnormal evoked potentials and various disease states.
  • Documentation
  • Displays, prints, and labels waveforms to hard copy for interpretation marking, measuring, and calculating information such as latencies, voltages, and conduction times following established National Neuromonitoring Services guidelines and protocols.
  • Accurately documents significant events and stages of surgery in a timely manner complete all IOM logs, files, and work/technical sheet, including a technical description of the IOM modality recorded, with emphasis on the clinical observations in order to assist the neurologists and/or designated MD with the final interpretation.
  • Additional Duties
  • Following the completion of training, assists new IOM technologists
  • If workload allows, attends scientific courses and seminars for continuing education.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager or Corporate staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, pathologic processes, and aseptic techniques.
  • Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting electrophysiological tests and examinations on patients.
  • Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment used in performing tests on patients.
  • Ability to analyze various electronic and neurophysiologic waveforms.
  • Interpersonal communication skills necessary to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees.
  • Ability to stand, turn and stoop among several types of equipment in an operating room suite.
  • Ability to apply different types of electrodes to a patients anatomy with precision and speed in preparation for monitoring a surgical procedure.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, while concentrating on monitoring computer screen images during a surgical procedure.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.
  • The use of protective clothing such as surgical clothing, gloves, glasses, and masks (PPE).
  • Work requires lifting supplies, pushing, or carrying bulky pieces of equipment.
  • Occasional/frequent travel by motor vehicle and/or air transportation to healthcare facilities located in both urban and rural areas.
  • Variable work schedules that may change from week to week, depending on caseload, surgeons availability, creating situations that may require minimal notice to be available for a case.
  • Will require cell phone availability for scheduled on-call time during weekends to cover add-on, elective, or emergency cases.
  • Usually working independently of other Technologists.
  • Physical demands would include lifting and transporting 40-45lbs of monitoring equipment to each facility utilizing proper lifting techniques.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
  • Receives general direction for case assignments and workweek scheduling from the Director of Operations and Operations Manager.
  • If appropriate, provides mentoring and tutorial guidance to IOM Technologist Trainees.
  • Does not supervise other IOM Technologists.
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:
  • Preferred Certification by ABRET i.e. CNIM, REEGT, or REPT or will train to become board eligible.
  • Must hold a valid drivers license.
  • Minimum of Bachelors degree or higher (i.e. Masters, Ph.D., MD).
  • Must have current AHA CPR certification.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 676652605-2
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MPOWERHealth
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent