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BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
Opening in November 2017 the new Teck Centre which will provide highly-specialized care for children and women in British Columbia. The lifeline of the Teck Centre will continue to be the care givers and support staff working in the new, modern facility. These passionate individuals are devoted to bringing a better quality of life to the patients that we serve.
BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Staff Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist
Regular Full Time (Permanent)
37.5 Hours Per Week (Rotating Shifts)
Wage: $29.71 to $37.02 per hour
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
The Staff Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist performs digital and analogue Video/Electroencephalograms (EEG) procedures in the laboratory and at the bedside of critically ill patients; performs Evoked potential procedures (EPs), Electromyography & Nerve conduction studies (EMG/NC), Ambulatory Monitoring (AM), non-surgical intensive monitorings (IM), basic intraoperative somatosensory (SEP), Motor (MEP) monitoring, and rhizotomy; prepares preliminary test reports for use in medical diagnosis; participates in student training program.
Example of Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs analogue and digital EEG recordings. Caters EEG electrode placement, recording parameters, and stimulation techniques to age of patient being testes from pre-term to young adults. Interprets 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.
- Writes a comprehensive patient history with accumulated information from the patient and/or parent, and the medical chart documents. Determines the presenting problem and directs test accordingly. Explains the procedure to the patient and family members present and answers any questions.
- During EEG testing asks patient questions to demonstrate responsiveness and documents patients clinical activities during a seizure or other patient emergent situation. Reviews data collected during event. Provides hard copy print out and factual report of clinical and electrical events. Documents video times for archiving and completes appropriate forms.
- Recognizes artifact (physiological or environmental). Documents, eliminates or takes proper measures to monitor the artifact. Applies EOG, EKG, EMG and appropriate transducers to monitor physiologic activities.
- Performs ambulatory monitoring. Applies electrodes and programs hard drive to collect with appropriate parameters as determined by the presenting history. Disconnects patient, transfers collected data to hospital network and reformats hard drive. Analyses and classifies EEG data.
Education Training & Experience
- 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.).
Plus one additional registration achieved in one of the following areas:
- Registration with the Canadian or American Board of Registered EMG Technologists (RT(EMG) or R.ED T.).
- Registration with the American Board of Registered Evoked Potential Technologists (R.EP T.).
- Registration with the American Board of Registration in Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM).
Skills and Abilities
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize workload.
- Ability to teach.
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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.
For more information, pelase contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email email@example.com
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** Relocation allowance of up to $5000 included. Benefit Package Included **
B.C. Children’s Hospital hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is first directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents but international candidates are invited to apply. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. English is the official language used at PHSA.