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EMG Technologist II - Neurology (Sugar Land)

Company: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Location: Missouri City
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Neurophysiology (EMG) Technologist II position is responsible for highly complex nerve conduction recordings and monitoring additional neurophysiological phenomena by means of appropriate techniques. This position also provides advanced documentation to ensure comprehensive, timely, and accurate recording, accounting, and reporting of results and develops clinical findings. The Neurophysiology (EMG) Tech II position independently delivers high quality procedures per guidelines established by the department to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service
PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Communicates with the patients to explain the test procedure and provides answers to their questions to ensure accurate results.
    • Interfaces with physicians, department staff, and other disciplines to evaluate and modify testing as needed.
      • Functions as a team member, responding willingly and positively to colleagues' needs for assistance and partnership. Promotes a positive work environment with the interprofessional care team.
        • Trains and mentors less experienced technologists, as appropriate.
          SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
          • Ensures accurate testing procedures by planning and organizing materials and supplies in the appropriate work areas prior to patient arrival.
            • Uses advanced knowledge to determine necessary procedures and equipment based on physician instructions.
              • Prepares patients by applying a variety of surface electrodes as required for testing. Obtains standard recordings as directed by the electromyographer.
                QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                • Recognizes artifacts and takes appropriate action to eliminate them. Recognizes and eliminates causes of electrical interference. Describes all abnormal clinical manifestations observed during tests.
                  • Makes appropriate calibration procedures of the electromyography (EMG) apparatus for standard recordings; inspects and assures proper maintenance of EMG needle and related equipment.
                    • Identifies opportunities for process improvement providing recommendations impacting department quality and safety targets, through peer-to-peer accountability, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional team.
                      • Assists in gathering data for quality improvement projects. Contributes to meeting department targets for quality and safety.
                        FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                        • Collaborates with physicians to ensure accurate coding and charge capture. Maintains equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently. Independently manages time effectively and prioritizes daily responsibilities and assignments. Role models effective time management collaboration to meet the overall demands of the department.
                          GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                          • Leads departmental activities due to advanced knowledge level, including research activities. Offers innovative solutions through advanced participation in performance improvement projects and department activities.
                            • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. Completes and updates My Development plan on an on-going basis, including the development of advanced skills.
                              This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
                              EDUCATION
                              • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
                                • Graduate of an accredited electro-neurodiagnostic technology program
                                  WORK EXPERIENCE
                                  • Three years in a clinic and/or hospital setting performing varying levels of electrodiagnostic procedures
                                    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
                                    • CNCT - Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (ABEM) or
                                    • RNCST - Registed Nerve Conduction Technologist (AAET) and
                                    • BLS - Basic Life Support (AHA)
                                      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
                                      • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
                                        • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
                                          • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
                                            • Competence in the use of computers and neurodiagnostic equipment
                                              • Maintains clear communication with customers regarding mutual expectations during testing
                                                • Ability to take personal responsibility and accountability for correcting customer service problemsSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                  WORK ATTIRE
                                                  • Uniform Yes
                                                  • Scrubs Yes
                                                  • Business professional No
                                                  • Other (department approved) NoON-CALL*
                                                    *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
                                                    • On Call* NoTRAVEL**
                                                      **Travel specifications may vary by department**
                                                      • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area No
                                                      • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area NoCompany Profile:As one of the nation's leading hospitals and academic medical centers, Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation's leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients. Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group employs over 800 physicians at more than 150 locations across Houston. Our specialists are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow. The combination of clinical service, research and academics ensure patients have access to the latest treatments and technologies while providing the best comprehensive patient care.Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group, Missouri City , EMG Technologist II - Neurology (Sugar Land), Healthcare , Missouri City, Texas

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