The intraoperative neurophysiology technologist is responsible for 1) accurate, high quality neurodiagnostic testing when assisting the surgeon during surgical procedures by using intraoperative monitoring techniques such as but not limited to electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and/or evoked potentials (EP's) to help prevent neurological deficits and 2) performing routine procedures in the clinical or hospital EEG, EMG, or EP laboratories when not in the operating room. The technologist must be an effective communicator, highly efficient, and be able to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting.
Qualifications Requires a minimum of an associate's degree in Applied Science or related science. Those hired into this job description prior to year 2013 will not be impacted by this requirement. Must have proficient experience in the IONM modality(ies) for the position in which is being considered. For IONM EEG, this would include: EEG monitoring during carotid endarterectomy, intracranial grid placement, stereotactical depth placement, lobectomies, awake/asleep cortical mapping, and circulatory arrest cases. For IONM EMG/EP, this would include the following surgeries/procedures: vertebral column, craniotomy, interventional radiology ablation, supratentorial tumor resection, periacetabular osteotomy, peripheral nerve reconstruction, selective dorsal rhizotomy, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, intramedullary spinal cord tumor, and spinal cord/dorsal root ganglion stimulator placement.
Additional qualifications Minimum of 1 year of experience in IONM testing is preferred. Computer skills required. Specific training in EEG surgical monitoring including anesthesia effects on EEG and recording techniques, EMG, somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), transcranial motor evoked potentials (MEPs), pedicle screw stimulation, auditory evoked potentials (AEPs), cranial nerve EMG monitoring, sensorimotor cortical and subcortical mapping, language cortical mapping, nerve action potential, and visual evoked potentials is required. Must have the ability to work independently and shows proficiency in trouble shooting.
Must have the ability to work unexpected hours, which may include days, evenings, nights and weekends, holidays, and on-call hours.
License or certification Must be a current Registered Technologist with the CNIM specific certification through ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation. Must have current certification in Basic Life Support. Those hired into this job description prior to year 2000 will not be impacted by the lab specific certification requirement.
Exemption status Non-exempt
Compensation Detail Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible Yes
Hours / Pay period 80
Weekend schedule On-call weekends.
Site description Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
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