EMG Technician

Owensboro Medical Health System - Owensboro, KY 42302
September 3, 2020
6 DAYS AGO
Full Time
Job Summary Ensures that assigned patients are prepared for electromyographic (EMG) tests and results are obtained and documented. # Job Responsibilities Determines requirements for EMG testing and confers with attending doctors and nurses to obtain further information. Prepares patients by providing information on what to expect during EMG test procedures. Calibrates and adjusts EMG equipment and machines to ensure that they are working properly. Assists patients by providing support changing into gowns and putting away their belongings in designated area. Applies gels on patients# skins and ensures that suitable electrodes are placed on predetermined measured positions. Measures electrical activity in peripheral nerves to diagnose neuromuscular disorders. Attaches electrodes to electrode cables and connects them to EMG instruments, along with selecting nerve conduction modes. Monitors responses on oscilloscopes to record nerve conduction velocities. Measures and records time and distance between stimulation and response, and calculates the electrical impulses present in peripheral nerves. Documents and submits reports on each patients# response to EMG procedures and tests; Ensurse that all files and outcomes are confidentially stored. Adheres to training regarding ethical responsibilities, confidentiality, and HIPAA compliance. Knowledge of the peripheral nervous system, diseases, instrumentation, basic electronics, and electrical safety. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire A minimum of 6 months# experience in direct patient care setting required CNCT - Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist certification through American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) required upon hire Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Excellent written, verbal, presentation, interpersonal, and team building skills. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Rarely Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.Job SummaryEnsures that assigned patients are prepared for electromyographic (EMG) tests and results are obtained and documented.Job Responsibilities* Determines requirements for EMG testing and confers with attending doctors and nurses to obtain further information.* Prepares patients by providing information on what to expect during EMG test procedures.* Calibrates and adjusts EMG equipment and machines to ensure that they are working properly.* Assists patients by providing support changing into gowns and putting away their belongings in designated area.* Applies gels on patients' skins and ensures that suitable electrodes are placed on predetermined measured positions.* Measures electrical activity in peripheral nerves to diagnose neuromuscular disorders.* Attaches electrodes to electrode cables and connects them to EMG instruments, along with selecting nerve conduction modes.* Monitors responses on oscilloscopes to record nerve conduction velocities.* Measures and records time and distance between stimulation and response, and calculates the electrical impulses present in peripheral nerves.* Documents and submits reports on each patients' response to EMG procedures and tests; Ensurse that all files and outcomes are confidentially stored.* Adheres to training regarding ethical responsibilities, confidentiality, and HIPAA compliance.* Knowledge of the peripheral nervous system, diseases, instrumentation, basic electronics, and electrical safety.Qualifications* High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire* A minimum of 6 months' experience in direct patient care setting required* CNCT - Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist certification through American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) required upon hireSkills and Attributes* Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.* Works under minimal supervision.* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.* Excellent written, verbal, presentation, interpersonal, and team building skills.Physical Demands* Standing: Frequently* Walking: Frequently* Sitting: Occasionally* Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely* Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely* Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely* Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely* Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely* Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely* Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently* Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally* Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally* Climbing: Occasionally* Bending/Stooping: Frequently* Kneeling: Occasionally* Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally* Reaching: Frequently* Talking: Frequently* Hearing: Frequently* Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely* Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently* Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently* Running: Rarely* Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently* Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently* Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently* Vision: Seeing Near: FrequentlyOwensboro Health Core CommitmentsINTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers.RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community.TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future.INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health.SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do.EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.
Location/Region: Owensboro, KY (42302)