Under general supervision, performs electroencephalography (EEG)
recordings at the senior level and acts as a resource to lower level
1. Performs EEG recordings at the senior level, and acts as lead
technician on complex cases.
2. Performs evoked potential testing and neurodignostic monitoring in
3. Assists in training lower level EEG technicians and in orienting
medical personnel such as residents and fellows.
4. Assists in collecting and analyzing data for research studies.
5. Performs moderately complex maintenance of the EEG machine and
related equipment, apparatus, and devices.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED and course work in biological
and chemical science
EXPERIENCE: Three years directly-related work experience including one
year performing evoked potential testing
Thorough knowledge of the principles, theory, and applications of EEG.
Thorough knowledge of basic electronics, brain anatomy, physiology,
and clinical neurology as they apply to EEG. Skill in making rapid and
accurate arithmetic calculations. Skill in the running and maintenance
of the EEG machine and related equipment, apparatus, and devices.
Skill in recognizing instrument malfunctions and measures to eliminate
them. Skill in fabrication, placement, and application of EEG
electrodes, in the measurement of electrode resistance or impedance,
and in the preparation of electrode paste. Skill in recognizing and
identifying the various types of artefacts and the measures to
eliminate them and the indications for the choice of time constants
and filters. Skill in recognizing abnormalities in EEG patterns which
indicate desirability of using non-standard procedures in the EEG
recording. Skill in recognizing cerebral death. Ability to lead and
train others. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with patients, faculty, staff, and students. Ability to
walk and stand at least 50% of the time, to push and maneuver large
and bulky portable testing equipment, and to lift and position
patients. Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine ability to perform the job.