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Lead EEG Technologist Job

Job Number: RIH14471

Job Title: Lead EEG Technologist

Department: EEG Neuro Laboratory - 1013174

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Successful completion of post-high school program in a one or two year accredited program in EEG technology.

Eligibility to sit for written examination for formal registration by the American Board of Registration in Electroencephalographic Technology within three years of placement in position (1,000 EEG examinations are required).

Knowledge of EEG techniques, concepts and equipment. Ability to apply knowledge to clinical settings and expand upon it through experience. Knowledge of pathological disorders directly affecting brain and other medical conditions indirectly causing brain dysfunction.

Ability to measure and place electrodes accurately and manipulate controls on EEG machines.

Ability and capacity for sustained attention to detect minor differences or abnormalities while scanning a moving graph of constantly changing data for period of up to two hours.

Analytical ability and communication skills necessary to formulate and write concise technical impressions of EEG findings.

Interpersonal skills to explain procedures, allay anxiety and gain cooperation of very ill patients.

Leadership skills to effectively direct and evaluate work of technical and clerical personnel assigned to department.

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


At least two years experience performing full range of EEG procedures, including demonstrated leadership skills.

Under the general supervision of the Medical Director and Department Administrator, according to established procedures, prepares, conducts electroencephalographic examinations, collects information, and prepares impressions of findings to assist physician in evaluating and diagnosing cerebral conditions by recording the brain’s electrical activity. Monitors EEG activity of patients under anesthesia and obtains recordings necessary for determination of cerebral death. Participates in interviews and recommends selection of EEG technologists and clerical staff assigned to department. Directs work of staff, including evaluating performance.