position is responsible for providing Neurological Diagnostics
procedures in all patient care areas including NCS/EMG. Assess
diagnostics needs of patients and works under medical supervision
operating sophisticated medical equipment.
Recognizes clinically significant events and follows facility
policy and procedures regarding critical test results; maintains
the patient's safety through communication to other patient care
support staff during the NCS procedures; applies basic and
intermediate NCS waveform recognition, relevant medical
terminology, anatomy, physiology, infection control, current HIPPA
practices, contraindications for NCS procedures, equipment
instrumental and preparation; performs patient assessments and
education as it relates, potential allergies, movement
restrictions, and cognitive function.
Communicates appropriately and effectively with the patient to
convey the purpose of the NCS and answers questions regarding the
test as well as with higher level personnel; understands why and
how to maintain electrode connections; assists and/or performs the
set-up of NCS procedures; identifies and performs basic and
intermediate technical troubleshooting and artifact identification
and elimination; understands and follows concepts of digital
equipment and electrical safety within EMG/NCS unit; has knowledge
of alternate NCS set-ups, protocols, and alternate equipment
settings and their effects.
Performs standard and complex electroencephalographic recordings:
a) applies suitable electrodes on predetermined measured positions
and checks their performance, b) calibrates and adjusts the EEG
apparatus, c) selects predetermined electrode combinations as well
as special combinations made necessary by the case under study;
takes standard recordings; recognizes artifacts and takes
appropriate steps to eliminate them; describes normal and abnormal
clinical manifestations observed during the tests; uses activating
procedures such as hyperventilation, photic stimulation and sleep;
obtains the patient's cooperation for the best performance of these
procedures; monitors on the same apparatus other variables such as
electromyogram, electrocardiograms, electro-oculograms,
respiration, etc., when indicated. d) abstracts relevant
information from the patient's clinical record and additional
information by questioning. Performs difficult and/or unusual
recording procedures. Identifies appropriate age specific
interventions and incorporates into daily practice
Keeps equipment in a clean operating condition. Troubleshoots and
repairs minor malfunctions in the equipment. Initiates repair of
Practices strict ethical enforcement of protected medical and
employee confidentiality. Uses confidential information only as
needed to perform legitimate duties.
Authorized to make entries in the medical record, consistent with
and limited to the scope of the job duties and any applicable
through American Heart Association certification is required upon
Preferred Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Nerve Conduction Study Technologist (R. NCS. T.) by the
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists
Skills & Abilities:
and skilled in EMG/NCS diagnostic testing.
-Excellent and frequent reading, verbal and written communication
-Ability to delegate.
-Conflict resolution skills.
-Abilility to interact in individual or group settings
-Excellent time management skills.
-Sound critical thinking and stress management
must possess knowledge of how to provide care to a diverse
population of patients and the ability to communicate and work with
people from a variety of age-groups, social strata and ethnic