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SIDRA2790 - Surgical Neurophysiologist

Department: Neurology Div
Division: Pediatrics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine 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 Medicine 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

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

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, of which Surgical Neurophysiologist will be a part of, caters to children presenting with neurological conditions as well as children undergoing surgeries in which neural structures are at risk.

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 Surgical Neurophysiologist performs all tasks associated with intraoperative monitoring, including but not limited to obtaining monitorable SSEPs, TcMEPs, triggered and spontaneous EMG, ABRs, D-waves, Cranial Nerve responses, ECoG, Phase Reversal, Cortical and Brainstem Mapping and VEPs. S/he conducts pre-operative neurological exams, gathers relevant patient history, plans the appropriate monitoring modality, discusses the intraoperative monitoring plan with the surgeon and anesthesiologist, obtains preoperative baseline recordings, troubleshoots technological complications and communicates intraoperative changes to the Surgeon and supervising Neurologist. The incumbent obtains technologically competent recordings according to best practices, while being sensitive to the demands of working in a pediatric surgical environment. The incumbent is responsible to manage and maintain all Intraoperative Monitoring records, reviews and developing educational programs for team based upon skill sets.

Reports Directly To: Manager - Neurodiagnostic Lab

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Ensures all IOM equipment is working and properly maintained

    • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/ or reduction of supply inventory

    • Manages and maintains or all IOM records

    • Obtains high quality monitorable IOM studies for analysis.

    • Performs varied and complex IOM modalities and analysis according to surgeon orders

    • Communicates and works effectively with anesthesiologists to maximize patient care

    • Reports all relevant information to surgeon and neurologist.

    • Uses skilled interactions with pediatric patients and families to ensure accurate recording of patient history is captured.

    • Utilizes evidence-based standards and solutions in performing patient care and applies problem solving techniques

    • Recognizes and analyzes electrical responses of the eyes, ears, peripheral nerves, and the brain to various stimuli

    • Operates, calibrates, maintains, and makes minor adjustments and repairs to all neurophysiologic testing and monitoring equipment.

    • Recognizes and evaluates artifacts and spurious readings in data; takes appropriate steps to remove them and eliminate their causes.

    • Utilizes and investigates cases using advanced neurophysiologic modalities, such as evoked potentials, electroencephalograms, electrophysiological monitoring, and nerve condition studies, during surgical interventions, under supervision of licensed medical providers.

    • Works directly with assigned inpatients and outpatients of all ages to ensure quality service is provided.

    • Considers safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in planning patient care

    • Assists in competency assessment and education of the IOM Technologists

    • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care

    • Mentors and provides training as well as clinical and technical direction to the team, when required.

    • Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice

    • Utilizes patient care processes and clinical information systems to ensure standardized patient care.

    • Maintains technical skills and collaborates with clinical educators.

    • 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

    • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS - SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential Requirements:

  • Training in Neurophysiology (or equivalent) from an accredited internationally recognized program.
  • Progressive experience in IOM or related field.
  • Evidence of ongoing continuing education.
  • Experience with clinical Information systems.
  • CNIM or ABNM certification in Neurophysiologic Monitoring, or equivalent.
  • Valid professional License in Country of Origin.
  • BLS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Troubleshooting knowledge and demonstrated ability to solve technical challenges independently and quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate, quantify, qualify, use initiative and judgment to read and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated experience with coaching and mentoring.
  • Careful attention to detail and demonstrated ability to record observations in acute and emergent situations.
  • Manual dexterity for electrode placement and machine operation.
  • Demonstrated to use search engines and data bases for internet research.
  • Spatial orientation for electrode placement, equipment set up and data assessment.
  • Familiarity with TJC, JCI and other accreditation organizations, standards and methodologies.
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
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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