Employer: Yakima Memorial Hospital
The Nerve Conduction Studies Technician provides evaluation through nerve conduction and testing to identify neurological status or conditions.
1. Performs Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) under the direction of the Clinic Patient Care Physician.
2. Prepares for, performs, records, and edits data for interpretation for a variety of invasive and non-invasive procedures.
3. Explains the NCS test procedure to the patient to obtain the patient’s cooperation necessary for a complete examination. Checks the patient’s electronic medical record for orders and special needs, with particular attention to patients with pacemakers, defibrillators, and neurotransmitters.
4. Builds on basic knowledge of the peripheral nervous system, instrumentation, basic electronics, and electrical safety.
5. Prepares the patient, applying a variety of surface electrodes as required. Accurately obtains common NCSs and distinguishes between normal and abnormal results. Describes all abnormal clinical manifestations observed during the test and recognizes physiological and non-physiological artifacts and takes appropriate steps to eliminate them.
6. Performs the appropriate calibration procedure on instruments for standard recordings. Manipulates instrument controls, including filter and sensitivity settings, for optimal recording of electrical responses.
7. Assists the physician with studies as needed by preparing or manipulating the instrument and applying surface recording electrodes.
8. Keeps equipment clean and in operating condition, detects instrument malfunctions, and makes minor maintenance adjustments or reports the need for major repairs. Cleans and maintains electrodes.
9. Performs other related duties as required.
10. Stays up to date on industry trends and best practices.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program required. One year of training in Nerve Conduction Studies under direct supervision by Patient Care Provider required.
Trainee: See Addendum
Experience: Minimum of one year of Medical Assistant experience preferred.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Medical Assistant certification required. EMG Tech Certification within 2 years of hire preferred.
Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.
We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.
As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!
“Yakima Valley Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”
Location: Yakima, WA
Base Pay: DOQ