US, US, Field
Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%
Field State: Virginia
Health care professional responsible for real time data collection and monitoring of a patient’s nervous system throughout surgery. In addition, he/she must establish and maintain open cooperation and communication with the surgical team, which includes interaction with the surgeon. Additional responsibilities include pre-operative patient assessments and post-operative billing uploads.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the following:
The surgical procedure being performed including blood pressure and other physiologic factors.
The anatomy of monitored pathways, including source of blood supply and electrode derivations and generators of EP components.
Pre-operative deficits, intraoperative injuries and possible post operative outcomes.
Principles of modern anesthetic techniques.
The operating room environment.
Electrical safety issues and the effects of other equipment on the quality of the intraoperative monitoring.
Time management and organizational skills.
Ability to participate in hospital in-service programs, professional meetings and seminars.
Continually advance skill set by reading books, professional journal articles and online training materials.
Participate in research opportunities.
Ability to adapt to change in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Ability to handle the demands of regular travel.
Must be able to effectively communicate (in English) with surgeon and surgical staff.
Ability to maintain professional and positive relationships with surgeons/hospitals.
Proactively check/maintain a schedule on a daily basis.
Lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted: lift heavier loads with assistance.
Lift supplies and place equipment on supports.
Ability to bend over to perform certain duties.
Stand for several periods of time.
Visual and auditory skills.
Wear gloves, masks, gowns and goggles for extended periods of time.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation