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SIDRA2789 - Technologist - Long Term Monitoring

Department: Pediatrics Div
Division: Pediatrics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

DEPARTMENT / BRANCH PROFILE:

Our family centered-friendly environment includes a state of the art Neurodiagnostic service serving Qatari, non-Qatari and international children and their families   Our experienced staff will operate within a blended model of care supported by the best world class technology.

The Neurodiagnostic Service will cater to children presenting with neurological conditions.

A pediatric interprofessional team will work collaboratively to provide optimal care in a high performing environment where patient and family outcomes and patient, family and employee satisfaction are core values. Clinical research with an emphasis on education, quality improvements and patient and family safety will be integral parts of each unit’s profile.                       

JOB SUMMARY:

The Long Term Monitoring Technologist performs long-term video EEG studies on pediatric inpatients, primarily in the seizure and intensive care units.  She/he also records ECoG for epilepsy surgery and assists in stimulation montages during mapping.  The Long Term Monitoring Technologist conducts specialized competent recordings according to best practices, while being sensitive to the demands of working in a pediatric environment. 

The Long Term Monitoring Technologist works independently and is proficient at technical troubleshooting, choosing and creating appropriate montages, ictal identification, and communicating effectively with the patient’s care team. She/He participates in continuing education and conducts relevant clinical research. The Long Term Monitoring Technologist mentors and provides education, clinical and technical direction to the EEG Technologist as well as assists in their competency assessment. 

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Responsible for obtaining artifact-free EEG studies
  • Performs varied and complex EEG tests according to physician orders
  • Uses skilled interactions with pediatric and neonatal in- and outpatients
  • Utilizes evidence-based standards and solutions in performing patient care and applies problem solving techniques
  • Mentors and educates EEG Technologist staff
  • Gives both clinical and technical direction to EEG Technologist staff
  • Assists in the competency assessment of the EEG Technologist staff
  • Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice
  • Conducts relevant clinical research projects
  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory
  • Considers safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in planning patient care
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care
  • Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice
  • Maintains technical skills, certification and collaborates with clinical educators for continuing education
  • Utilizes patient care processes and clinical information systems to ensure standardized patient care
  • Maintains technical skills, certification and collaborates with clinical educators for continuing education
  • Participates in Sidra commissioning activities as required
  • Follows all organizational policies and procedures
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
This job description indicates the main key accountabilities of the post and is subject to review and amendment in light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as determined from time to time by the Chief Nursing and Allied Health Officer.


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the Life Sciences, Engineering or Physics
  • 2 year Neurodiagnostic Diploma from an accredited school (or equivalent degree/diploma from an accredited internationally recognized program)
  • 5+  years clinical experience in EEG
  • Evidence of ongoing continuing education
  • CLTM or equivalent License/Certification in Country of Origin
  • BLS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Troubleshooting knowledge and can solve technical challenges independently and quickly
  • The ability to calculate, quantifies, qualify, use initiative and judgment to read and interpret data
  • Careful attention to detail and ability to record observations in acute and emergent situations
  • Manual dexterity for electrode placement and machine operation
  • Spatial orientation for electrode placement, equipment set up and data assessment
  • Familiarity with TJC, JCI and other accreditation organizations
  • Confidence learning new software and equipment
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office, and Excel
  • Ability to use search engines and data bases for journal article research
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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