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EMG Technologist Job

Job Number: RIH12468

Job Title: Per Diem/Days - EMG Technologist - EEG Neurology Laboratory

Department: EEG Neuro Laboratory - 1013174

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences or the equivalent.

Ability to monitor graphic recordings, to detect minor differences or abnormalities, to observe and note clinical phenomena and to use binocular microscope.

Technical ability to set up testing equipment, to identify problems and makes adjustments to clear interference and make minor repairs to ensure integrity of test results.

Knowledge of diseases, muscle, nerve anatomy and physiology to effectively conduct studies.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills to explain procedures to allay fear and anxiety and elicit cooperation for studies, to discuss studies with physician and to instruct in conducting diagnostic studies.

Analytical skills to determine cause of interference and to provide written summaries of studies.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of care process.

EXPERIENCE:Six to twelve months experience to become familiar with studies, including completion of courses in elctromyography.

Under the general supervision of physician and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of electrodianostic tests to record electrical impulses from nerves and muscles through use of needle or surface electrodes and assists the physician in diagnostic processes. Coordinates the operation of the electrodiagnostics laboratory; schedules tests; receives, prepares and interviews patients; calibrates, operates and maintains testing equipment; performs diagnostic studies; tabulates resultant data and prepares summary report for physician; maintains inventory of laboratory and assists in instruction of medical students, house staff and fellows in the Electrodiagnotic Laboratory.