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"Neurodiagnostic Technologist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Neurodiagnostic Technologist"

1) Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.

2) Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.

3) Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).

4) Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions as needed.

5) Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.

6) Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.

7) Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.

8) Collect patients' medical information needed to customize tests.

9) Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.

 

 

11) Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.

12) Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.


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13) Submit reports to physicians summarizing test results.

14) Assist in training technicians, medical students, residents or other staff members.

15) Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.

16) Participate in research projects, conferences, or technical meetings.

Job Description for "Neurodiagnostic Technologist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-2099.01