As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine.The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.Harborview Operating Rooms has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING SPECIALIST (ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS). Under direct supervision, the Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Specialist (Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist 2) supports the attending surgeon and attending anesthesiologist, and performs tests, monitoring, and examination duties. Responsibilities:Confirm modalities for surgical monitoring requested by surgeon and attending neurophysiologist.Obtain relevant patient history.Verify patient identity according to The Joint Commission Standards.Review all neuromonitoring procedural contraindications based on patient history and surgeon orders.Suggest anesthetic preferences based on policy and procedures and attending neurophysiologist and communicate them with the anesthesia team.Safely apply needle electrodes for the montages being performed.Document appropriate surgical procedures and physiologic information, and communicate with the surgical team per policy and procedure guidelines and at the request of the attending neurophysiologist.Communicate changes in signals to the attending neurophysiologist and surgical team in a timely fashion.Avoid contamination of sterile drapes, personnel, instruments, etc.Place bloody or contaminated items in biohazard and sharps containers as is appropriate to departmental regulations.Observe electrical and general safety precautions by arranging cables and electrodes to prevent injury to the patient and surgical team.Prepare, maintain, and modify electronic equipment and software used for intraoperative neuromonitoring.Ensure remote connection/communication with attending neurophysiologist.Case Transitions: Properly communicate pertinent information and case variables to covering technologist when exiting a procedure; inform surgical staff and neurophysiologist when transitioning.Notify attending neurophysiologist of signal changes or monitoring difficulties; when appropriate, alert attending surgeon and attending anesthesiologist of any changes. The Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Specialist will demonstrate professional growth and behavior while supporting the job's standards and daily practices, advocacy, customer service, safety, responses to emergencies, quality assessment, improvement activities, and HIPAA policies/procedures.Successful completion of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist training program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation AND one year of experience in a laboratory performing clinical electroneurodiagnostic tests OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.