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Providence Health & Services Electromyographic (EMG) Technician - Neurological Specialties in Portland, Oregon

Description:

Providence is calling a Electromyography Technician (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

We are seeking for a Electromyographic Technician who will use specialized diagnostic equipment to record and evaluate the electrical activity of nerves and muscles using non-invasive electrical stimulation. Collect and prepare all information pertinent to the interpretation of the results for the physician to assist them in diagnosing diseases, injuries and abnormalities.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Explains the NCS test procedure to the patient to obtain the patient’s cooperation necessary for a complete examination. Checks the patient’s electronic medical records with particular attention to patients with pacemakers, defibrillators and neurotransmitters.

  • Prepares patient, warming limbs and applying a variety of surface electrodes. Accurately obtains common NCSs; distinguishes between normal and abnormal results; describes all abnormal clinical manifestations observed during the test; and recognizes physiological and non-physiological artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate.

  • Maintains the patient warming equipment (e.g. Hydrocollator). Prepares Procedure room for each patient.

  • Maintains the EMG equipment in working order including but not limited to: checking calibrations, detecting and reporting instrument malfunctions, detecting and resolving current leakage, making maintenance adjustments and repairs, and working with the equipment manufacturer and/or IS to address software issues.

  • Performs the appropriate calibration procedure on the EDX instrument for standard recordings. Manipulates instrument controls, including filter and sensitivity settings, for optimal recording of electrical responses.

  • Manage laboratory schedule and workload in conjunction with physician electomyographer.

  • Assist the physician in the performance of the more complex specialized procedures

  • Assist the physician in the performance of the more complex specialized procedures

  • Conduct inventory to ensure that necessary supplies are always on hand.

  • Restock exam rooms on a daily basis ensuring the supplies are in the appropriate drawers.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Health Care

  • Successful completion of a CAAHEP-accredited neuro-diagnostic program

  • 1 year experience

  • RNCST or CNCT or eligibility for certification is required within 1 year.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Licensed Technicians

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 250953

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