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Associate Technician

Company: Mpower Healthcare
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

For over a decade, MPOWERHealth has supported the independent musculoskeletal physician with best-in-class clinical services, back-office solutions, and advanced technology. We pride ourselves on being a partner that offers foresight to customers. We simplify what's complex, and we help them find a better way. Our best-in-class analytics coupled with industry-leading expertise make MPOWERHealth the company our customers can rely on no matter what lies ahead.

Benefits:

* Multiple medical plan options
* Health Savings Account with company contributions
* Dental & vision coverage for you and your dependents
* 401k with Company match
* Vacation, sick time & Company paid holidays
* Company wellbeing program with health insurance incentives

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the clinical manager, performs the preoperative assessment of the 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 of this testing is to reduce the incidence of stroke, paresthesia, impotence, incontinence, and paralysis as a post-operative surgical outcome.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Consultation

* Explains test procedures so they are understandable to the patient and any family members that are present.
* Measures and accurately applies to recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the international 10-20 Electrode Placement System.

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 manufacturer.

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.

Documentation

* Displays, prints, and labels waveforms to hard copy for interpretation marking, measuring, and calculating information such as latencies, voltages, and conduction times following established MPOWERHealth IOM Clinical Protocols and Guidelines.
* Accurately documents significant events and stages of surgery in a timely manner complete 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 interpretation.

Additional Duties

* If workload allows, attend scientific courses and seminars for continuing education.
* Performs additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager or Corporate staff.

Qualifications

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, pathologic processes, and aseptic techniques. Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting electrophysiological tests and examinations on patients. Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment used in performing tests on patients. Ability to analyze various electronic and neurophysiologic waveforms. Interpersonal communication skills necessary to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees. Ability to stand, turn and stoop among several types of equipment in an operating room suite. Ability to apply different types of electrodes to a patient's anatomy with precision and speed in preparation for monitoring a surgical procedure. Ability to sit for extended periods of time, while concentrating on monitoring computer screen images during a surgical procedure.

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Responsibilities Under the supervision of the clinical manager, performs the preoperative assessment of the 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 of this testing is to reduce the incidence of stroke, paresthesia, impotence, incontinence, and paralysis as a post-operative surgical outcome. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Patient Consultation - Explains test procedures so they are understandable to the patient and any family members that are present. - Measures and accurately applies to recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the international 10-20 Electrode Placement System. 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 manufacturer. 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. Documentation - Displays, prints, and labels waveforms to hard copy for interpretation marking, measuring, and calculating information such as latencies, voltages, and conduction times following established MPOWERHealth IOM Clinical Protocols and Guidelines. - Accurately documents significant events and stages of surgery in a timely manner complete 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 interpretation. Additional Duties - If workload allows, attend scientific courses and seminars for continuing education. - Performs additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager or Corporate staff.

Keywords: Mpower Healthcare, New Haven , Associate Technician, Professions , New Haven, Connecticut

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