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BC Childrens Hospital

Senior Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist, EEG Clinical - BC Children's Hospital

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Senior Diagnostic Neurophysiology Technologist, EEG Clinical

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do

  • Perform somatosensory (SEP) and motor evoked potential monitoring (MEP) during high-risk spinal cord surgery. Assist surgeon with intralaminar motor tract stimulation by providing sterilized electrodes, plugging electrodes into stimulator, recording response, and giving feedback on the placement. Label and measure waveforms. Communicate a factual report to surgeon. Trouble-shoot system when response is lost.
  • Perform advanced intraoperative monitoring, including brainstem cranial nerve monitoring and mapping of the fourth ventricle.
  • Perform electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings during special events such as Sodium Amytal (WADA) testing, SPECT scans and high-resolution EEG studies.
  • Perform intensive EEG monitoring (IM) on patients with scalp and intracranially placed electrodes (grid and/or depth electrodes). Assist physician by plugging in grid electrodes and records during direct cortical stimulation studies. Perform electrocorticograms (ECoG) from the exposed cerebral cortex in the operating room.
  • Review digital seizure data, identifies segments of interest for physician and saves the segment to disk. Annotate file with EEG and clinical findings. Correlate video of ictal events.
  • Apply electrical stimulation to the penis/clitoris or anus and records pudendal evoked potentials. Apply electrical stimulation to spinal nerve roots and conveys threshold levels and clinical muscular responses to the surgeon during laminectomies, rhizotomies and tethered cord surgeries. Perform EMG/NC in the laboratory, at the bedside, or in the operating room.
  • Perform analogue and digital EEG recordings. During EEG testing, ask patient questions to demonstrate responsiveness and documents patient's clinical activities during a seizure of other patient emergent situation. Review data collected during event. Provide hard copy printout and factual report of clinical and electrical events. Document video times for archiving and complete appropriate forms.
  • Perform ambulatory monitoring (AM). Apply electrodes and programs hard drive to collect with appropriate parameters as determined by the presenting history. Disconnect patient, transfers collected data to hospital network, and reformats hard drive. Analyse and classifies EEG data.

What you bring

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an approved Electrophysiology Course with certification or a hospital-based training program from an approved institution plus three (3) years recent paediatric experience including a minimum of one year experience monitoring EEG/EPs in the operating room or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Hospital.
  • Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Registration with the Canadian or American Board of Registration for Electroencephalograph Technologists (RET or REEGT).
  • Registration with the Canadian or American Board of Registered EMG Technologists (RT(EMG) or REDT).
  • Registration with the American Board of Registered Evoked Potential Technologists (REPT).
  • Registration with the American Board of Registration in Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM).

You will also have

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to perform under acute emergent situations as of those in the operating room.
  • Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (until May 27, 2026 or until return of incumbent)
Wage:
$39.42 - $49.23/hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
4 days a week with a rotating flex; 0637-1600
Requisition #
165062E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of May 16, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.

Industry

Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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