A Neuromonitoring Specialist conducts various types of neurophysiological testing appropriate to their clinical competency and in accordance to IONM best practices, all under the supervision of a qualified remote provider. The Neuromonitoring Specialist is responsible for direct patient care in the operating room and interacts with operating room personnel to facilitate a safe environment for patients and staff.
Collects neurological data efficiently and effectively
Consults with surgeon, anesthesiologist and remote provider regarding IONM plan and structures at risk
Interacts with patients to obtain a detailed history and physical and clearly explains the IONM plan, including risks of various intraoperative tests
Participates in activities to improve patient safety and clinical quality
Adheres to organizational guidelines and policies on best clinical practices, monitoring standards, and patient privacy
Maintains neuromonitoring equipment
Collaborates with colleagues and facility staff
Bachelor's degree, preferably in the biological sciences (or related field); or graduate from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Neurodiagnostic Program; or equivalent comprehensive clinical portfolio.
Board certification from the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologist (ABRET), or board eligible