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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: T0049 / Neurophysiologist/Staff
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 99

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Performs various diagnostic and preoperative, postoperative, and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring and procedures for designated surgical patients, under the supervision of licensed surgeons and anesthesiologists, independently applying both standard and advanced/complex modalities including, but not limited to, electroencephalograms, ambulatory EEG, evoked potentials, and nerve conduction tests. Records and evaluates neurophysiologic data for the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases and conditions involving the nervous system, and to ensure patient safety during surgical procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides comprehensive neurological and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services for patients with various related neurological disorders and deficits, as a member of a surgical support team.
  2. Utilizes advanced neurophysiologic modalities, such as evoked potentials, electroencephalograms, electrophysiological monitoring, and nerve condition studies, during surgical interventions, under supervision of licensed medical providers.
  3. Recognizes and analyzes electrical responses of the eyes, ears, peripheral nerves, and the brain to various stimuli.
  4. Prepares patients for monitoring under various modalities; maintains optimal recording conditions during procedures, and scans and evaluates recorded data.
  5. Recognizes and evaluates artifacts and spurious readings in data; takes appropriate steps to remove them and eliminate their causes.
  6. Operates, calibrates, maintains, and makes minor adjustments and repairs to all neurophysiologic testing and monitoring equipment.
  7. Ensures safe transport, disposition, and storage of all electronic equipment; ensures availability and serviceability of associated instruments and supplies.
  8. Maintains broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in Neurophysiology or an equivalent field or discipline; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure ABNM certification as a Diplomate in Neurophysiologic Monitoring, or equivalent.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Demonstrated skill in the application of a range of advanced neurophysiologic testing and monitoring procedures, techniques, and equipment during surgical interventions.
  • Ability to operate and maintain state-of-the-art systems and technology associated with the designated area of clinical specialty.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to effectively and accurately interpret data results, anomalies, and causalities.
  • Knowledge of sterile procedures.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • Must be credentialed per UNM HSC policies and procedures if billing for services under Medicare/Medicaid.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 pounds (or greater mass that require mechanical assistance). Standing or walking may occur up to 40% of time.
  • Work may on occasion involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that may require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017