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Electrophysiologist

Job Description


Job ID: 1216027
Employment Status: Full-Time
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties. The team has the opportunity to work with surgeons deploying the latest technologies (intra-operative MRI, laser surgery, monteris auto litt).


Overview


Role Purpose

Evaluates diagnostic and intraoperative monitoring of the nervous system, utilizing the following methods: somatosensory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials and eletromyography - both triggered and spontaneous. Gain experience and CEUs in preparation for national certification examination (CNIM).


Responsibilities

  • Performs preoperative diagnostic assessment including formulating a monitoring plan with the surgeon, reviewing the patient's medical record and practicing the Stagnara exam before initial anesthetization.
  • Performs intraoperative nervous system evaluation immediately following operative exposure. This includes obtaining repeatable, reliable baseline data and gathering subsequent data throughout the procedure with regards to departmental protocols. Identifies meaningful data deviations and clearly communicates these changes to the attending surgeon.
  • Completes all postoperative documentation. This includes a detailed description of monitoring activities, data compilation and appropriate billing information. Places all documentation in appropriate destination by end of date originated.
  • Performs all high volume monitoring modalities and procedures independently. Modalities - somatosensory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials and electromyography - both triggered and spontaneous. Procedures (adult and pediatric) - anterior and posterior spinal surgery (cervical, thoracic and lumbar), selective dorsal rhizotomy, spinal cord detethering.
  • Performs all low volume monitoring modalities and procedures with supervision. Modalities - cranial nerve monitoring, auditory brainstem response, cortical motor mapping and nerve action potentials. Procedures (adult and pediatric) - complex cranial tumor resection, microvascular decompression, cryo and radiofrequency tumor ablation, peripheral nerve transposition.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Related field of study

     

    Experience

  • No Experience
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • CPR/AED

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
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    Experience

  • <2 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • CNIM

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer