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Staff Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist - BC Children's Hospital
Staff Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist
BC Children’s Hospital
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
You are an Electrophysiology-trained technician who is skilled in performing EEGs through routine procedures as well in within critical care settings. You enjoy children of all ages – from the smallest of pre-term infants through to young adults, with a wide variety of physical, intellectual, and communication abilities. You’re seeking a position with an enthusiastic team of colleagues who support each other in their daily work and in advancing their professional skills. BC Children’s Hospital offers a professionally rewarding and challenging environment, and is located in the heart of Vancouver on British Columbia’s West Coast. Join us!
What you’ll do
- Perform analogue and digital EEG recordings.
- Cater EEG electrode placement, recording parameters, and stimulation techniques to age of patient being testes from pre-term to young adults.
- Interpret EEG results and implements alternative methods or adjusts controls to obtain optimal recording. This may include appropriate control setting changes on the machine, use of extra electrodes, and use of activation procedures.
- Write a comprehensive patient history with accumulated information from the patient and/or parent, and the medical chart documents.
- Determine the presenting problem and directs test accordingly.
- Explain the procedure to the patient and family members present and answer any questions.
- During EEG testing asks patient questions to demonstrate responsiveness and document patients clinical activities during a seizure or other patient emergent situation.
- Review data collected during event.
- Provide hard copy print out and factual report of clinical and electrical events.
- Document video times for archiving and completes appropriate forms.
- Recognize artifact (physiological or environmental).
- Document, eliminate or take proper measures to monitor the artifact.
- Apply EOG, EKG, EMG and appropriate transducers to monitor physiologic activities.
- Perform ambulatory monitoring.
- Apply electrodes and programs hard drive to collect with appropriate parameters as determined by the presenting history.
- Disconnect patient, transfers collected data to hospital network and reformats hard drive.
- Analyse and classify EEG data.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved Electrophysiology Course with certification or a hospital-based training program from an approved institution or two years recent experience including one year recent paediatric experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Hospital.
- Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Registration with the Canadian or American Board of Registration for Electroencephalograph Technologists (R.E.T. or R.EEG T.).
You also have the ability to:
- Perform the duties of the job.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Operate related equipment.
- Work independently and to organize and prioritize workload.
- Demonstrate awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related report.
- Commit to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Casual
Wage: $32.07 to $40.10 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0637-1630
Requisition # 129757
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.