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SIDRA3465 - Technologist - EP / EMG

Department: Neurology Div
Division: Pediatrics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Apr-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 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 Technologist – EP/ EMG performs routine and portable evoked potential, nerve conduction and electromyographic exams on pediatric inpatients and outpatients. This includes documenting patient histories, proper electrode application, identifying and resolving artifact in the recording, correctly identifying responses and placing cursors for measurement, and preparing preliminary reports. She/he integrates evidence based medicine into their methods, participates in continuing education and assists in clinical research projects. The Technologist – EP/ EMG conducts their recordings according to best practices and policy while being sensitive to the demands of working in a pediatric environment.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for obtaining artifact-free Neurodiagnostic studies
  • Performs varied and complex Neurodiagnostic 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.
  • 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. 
  • Assists in relevant clinical research projects
  • 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 Applied Science
  • 2+ Years Relevant Experience 
  • Evidence of ongoing continuing education post qualification in EMG
  • Valid R. EP 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
  • Ability to use search engines and data bases for internet research
  • Confidence learning new software and equipment
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office, and Excel

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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