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
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Patient Consultation
* Explains test procedures so they are understandable to the
patient and any family members that are present. * Measures and
accurately applies recording electrodes in a timely manner,
according to the international 10-20 Electrode Placement
2. IOM Equipment Setup
* Calibrates, evaluates and adjusts equipment, optimizing
recording and stimulation parameters, to acquire salient data and
information. * Implements appropriate troubleshooting methods, such
as adjusting stimulation, to assure accurate recording of
information. * Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order,
reporting technical malfunctions to supervisor and/or
3. Intraoperative Monitoring
* During surgery, interacts with surgical team and surgeons to
provide interpretive data regarding the patient's neurological
status. * Identifies and eliminates physiological and
non-physiological artifacts. * 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.
* 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. *
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
5. Additional Duties
* Following completion of training, assists new IOM
technologists * If workload allows, attends scientific courses and
seminars for continuing education. * Performs additional duties as
assigned by the Clinical Manager or Corporate staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, pathologic
processes and aseptic techniques.
2. Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting
electrophysiological tests and examinations on patients.
3. Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment used in
performing tests on patients.
4. Ability to analyze various electronic and neurophysiologic
5. Interpersonal communication skills necessary to interact with
medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital
6. Ability to stand, turn and stoop among several types of
equipment in an operating room suite.
7. Ability to apply different types of electrodes to a patient's
anatomy with precision and speed in preparation of monitoring a
8. Ability to sit for extended periods of time, while
concentrating on monitoring computer screen images during a
1. Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous
materials with little likelihood of harm if established health
precautions are followed.
2. The use of protective clothing such as surgical clothing,
gloves, glasses and masks (PPE).
3. Work requires lifting supplies, pushing, or carrying bulky
pieces of equipment.
4. Occasional/frequent travel by motor vehicle and/or air
transportation to healthcare facilities located in both urban and
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.
6. Will require cell phone availability for scheduled "on-call
time" during weekends to cover add-on, elective or emergency
7. Usually working independently of other Technologists.
8. Physical demands would include lifting and transporting
40-45lbs of monitoring equipment to each facility utilizing proper
1. Receives general direction for case assignments and work week
scheduling from the Director of Operations and Operations
2. If appropriate, provides mentoring and tutorial guidance to
IOM Technologist Trainees.
3. Does not supervise other IOM Technologists.
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:
1. Preferred Certification by ABRET i.e. CNIM, REEGT or REPT or
will train to become board eligible.
2. Must hold a valid driver's license.
3. Minimum of Bachelor's degree or higher (i.e. Masters, PHD,
4. Must have current AHA CPR certification.
Posted On: Thursday, January 2, 2020