CNIM- Baton Rouge, LA

Mpower Health

CNIM- Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    <p><strong>GENERAL SUMMARY:</strong></p><p>Under supervision of the clinical manager, performs preoperative assessment of 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 for this testing is to reduce the incidence of stroke, paresthesia, impotence, incontinence, and paralysis as a post-operative surgical outcome.</p><p> </p><p><strong>PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES</strong></p><p><strong>1. Patient Consultation</strong></p><p>· Explains test procedures so they are understandable to the patient and any family members that are present.</p><p>· Measures and accurately applies recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the international 10-20 Electrode Placement System.</p><p><strong>2. IOM Equipment Setup</strong></p><p>· Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts equipment, optimizing recording and stimulation parameters, to acquire salient data and information.</p><p>· Implements appropriate troubleshooting methods, such as adjusting stimulation, to assure accurate recording of information.</p><p>· Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order, reporting technical malfunctions to supervisor and/or manufacturer.</p><p><strong>3. Intraoperative Monitoring</strong></p><p>· During surgery, interacts with surgical team and surgeons to provide interpretive data regarding the patient’s neurological status.</p><p>· Identifies and eliminates physiological and non-physiological artifacts.</p><p>· 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.</p><p><strong>4. Documentation</strong></p><p>· 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.</p><p>· Accurately documents significant events and stages of surgery in a timely manner, completes 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.</p><p><strong>5. Additional Duties</strong></p><p>· Following completion of training, assists new IOM technologists</p><p>· If workload allows, attends scientific courses and seminars for continuing education.</p><p>· Performs additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager or Corporate staff.</p><p><strong>KN</strong><strong>OWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:</strong></p><p>1. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, pathologic processes and aseptic techniques.</p><p>2. Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting electrophysiological tests and examinations on patients.</p><p>3. Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment used in performing tests on patients.</p><p>4. Ability to analyze various electronic and neurophysiologic waveform.</p><p>5. Interpersonal communication skills necessary to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees.</p><p>6. Ability to stand, turn and stoop among several types of equipment in an operating room suite.</p><p>7. Ability to apply different types of electrodes to a patient’s anatomy with precision and speed in preparation of monitoring a surgical procedure.</p><p>8. Ability to sit for extended periods of time, while concentrating on monitoring computer screen images during a surgical procedure.</p><p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p><p>1. Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.</p><p>2. The use of protective clothing such as surgical clothing, gloves, glasses and masks (PPE).</p><p>3. Work requires lifting supplies, pushing, or carrying bulky pieces of equipment.</p><p>4. Occasional/frequent travel by motor vehicle and/or air transportation to healthcare facilities located in both urban and rural areas.</p><p>5. Variable work schedules that may change from week to week, depending on case load, surgeon’s availability, creating situations that may require minimal notice to be available for a case.</p><p>6. Will require cell phone availability for scheduled “on-call time” during weekends to cover add-on, elective or emergency cases.</p><p>7. Usually working independently of other Technologists.</p><p>8. Physical demands would include lifting and transporting 40-45lbs of monitoring equipment to each facility utilizing proper lifting techniques.</p><p> </p><p><strong>REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:</strong></p><p>1. Receives general direction for case assignments and work week scheduling from the Director of Operations and Operations Manager.</p><p>2. If appropriate, provides mentoring and tutorial guidance to IOM Technologist Trainees.</p><p>3. Does not supervise other IOM Technologists.</p><p> </p><p><strong>LICENSURE, REGISTRATION OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:</strong></p><p>1. Preferred Certification by ABRET i.e. CNIM, REEGT or REPT or will train to become board eligible.</p><p>2. Must hold a valid driver’s license.</p><p>3. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or higher (i.e. Masters, PHD, MD).</p><p>4. Must have current AHA CPR certification.</p><p>IND123</p>