UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ELECTRONEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8370 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8950 (1199NW-HMC Respiratory/Anesthesiology)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Conduct electroneurodiagnostic and other clinical electrophysiologic examinations.

DEFINITION

Prepare patient for and conduct routine inpatient and outpatient electroneurodiagnostic and other clinical electrophysiologic examinations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under direct supervision, prepare patients for and conduct routine electroneurodiagnostic and other electrophysiologic examinations; collect data pertinent to the interpretation of test results.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform electroneurodiagnostic procedures in at least one modality, such as EEG’s, evoked potentials, sleep studies and long-term monitoring;

Review patient medical information and set up equipment;

Obtain an accurate and concise patient history noting pertinent information such as neurologic and other relevant clinical symptomatology, significant clinical findings, and any medications taken by the patient;

Evaluate patient for comprehension of ability to cooperate with the procedure; establish rapport and educate the patient and/or family on the test procedure;

Measure and apply electrodes using standardized systems and multiple electrode application techniques as needed;

Calibrate, evaluate and adjust the instruments to proper technical standards in order to obtain top-quality recordings; keep equipment clean and in proper working order; troubleshoot equipment problems; repair and report to supervisor promptly;

Record electrical activity using standard montages following published guidelines; document recording parameters, technical and clinical observations on the recording; recognize, monitor, and/or eliminate artifacts;

Implement alternative methods or adjust parameters to obtain optimal recording, including use of activation procedures, additional electrodes, different montages, or physiologic monitors;

Learn to perform additional and advanced END procedures by supervised practice with increasing independence;

Maintain laboratory inventory;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Successful completion of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation

Equivalent education/experience.


New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 9-14-73
Revise Class/Title: 11-18-85
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise MQ: 7-16-91
Revise class/Title: 9-15-95
Revise Class: 3-14-03
Revised new class code:  (formerly  6370)  effective July 1, 2007
New to SEIU:  June 22, 2011
New to 1199NW:  8-15-12