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Department of Neurology - Temporary Clinical Technician (EEG/EMU)

Posting ID 129514
Department Neurology/UIHC
Jobcode Clinical Technician I
Working Title Department of Neurology - Temporary Clinical Technician (EEG/EMU)
Details

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Neurology is seeking a temporary, hourly Clinical Technician I to independently monitor patients in the adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) via digital electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment and audiovisual (AV) equipment. 

This position is responsible for the initiating and terminating EMU studies, as well as ensuring studies are recorded and maintaining the quality of the recordings. The Clinical Tech identifies clinical and electrographic events during the studies and responds appropriately, notifying personnel as needed.

Additionally, this position assists higher-level staff in the performance of duties as assigned.

Job Duties to include:

  • Prepares area and materials for patient testing in the adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
  • Performs routine technical measurements using specialized medical equipment (EEG/AV) to determine changing conditions of a patient
  • Records EMU studies with audiovisual and EEG equipment, ensures quality of recordings, and maintains information obtained during recordings to facilitate interpretation of the data and meet established equipment review guidelines/protocols.
  • Identifies clinical and electrographic events and responds appropriately
  • Distributes information to appropriate areas and personnel
  • Assists with collecting equipment/electrodes upon patient discharge
  • Maintains event log for each patient
  • Performs routine maintenance of equipment to ensure operational condition at all times
  • Troubleshoots EEG/AV equipment and electrodes as necessary
  • Assists in training new personnel to operate and maintain EEG/AV equipment
  • Assembles emergency trays and accessory equipment
  • Escorts patients to examination rooms
  • Assists higher-level staff in performance of their duties as assigned.

Percent of time: This position could be scheduled up to 40 hours/week, not to exceed 780 hours per fiscal year. This limit is a cumulative threshold for all non-permanent appointments under the Board of Regents Merit System. Exact schedule will be determined with supervisor after hire. 

Schedule: Typical shifts range between 4 hours and 12 hours, depending on unit need. Scheduled shifts may be on rotating weekdays, including weekends. Primarily evening and/or overnight hours.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

 Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • One year of health care experience involving direct patient care.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions.
  • General computer skills
  • Ability to multitask

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.  Up to 5 professional references may be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. 

For additional questions, please contact Erin Curry at 319-356-7355 or erin-curry@uiowa.edu (mailto:erin-curry@uiowa.edu).

 

Contact ERIN CURRY
Phone: 319-356-7366
Email: erin-curry@uiowa.edu
Application Instructions Submit updated resume to erin-curry@uiowa.edu.
Ad Start Date 08/09/2022
Ad End Date 12/31/2022

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