University of Utah Health Care

  • Intra-Operative Monitoring Technician

    Requisition Number
    29129
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    PRN
    Shift
    Variable
    Work Schedule
    Variable
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UUH ANC 30N INTRAOP MONITORING
    Category
    Patient Care Support / Technicians
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    The Intra-Operative Monitoring Technician will provide neurophysiologic monitoring during orthopedic, neurosurgical and vascular procedures. The studies include brain and spinal cord monitoring with somatosensory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials, EEG, EMG and pedicle screw testing as well as brainstem monitoring with brainstem auditory evoked potentials and facial nerve and other cranial nerves monitoring. Additional areas of study include long-term EEG for pre-surgical evaluation and intraoperative electrocorticography for epilepsy surgery.

    Responsibilities

    • Communicates with surgical staff to establish correct site, type of surgery and placement of equipment in room.
    • Recognition of desired waveforms or activity as well as artifact.
    • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions.
    • Works closely with department manager, medical director, and IONM in daily functions and operations of department.
    • Applications of neuron anatomy and normal physiological function.
    • Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition.
    • Ensures patient safety relative to history and contraindications for specific stimulation or monitoring techniques.
    • Removes electrodes and cleans up patients post monitoring period.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.
    • Knowledge of accepted guidelines and criteria for sterile procedures and infection control and of alternate montages, protocols, alternate equipment settings and their effects.
    • CNIM registry eligible within 12 months of hire.

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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