Medical Associates EMG Technician in Dubuque, Iowa

Requisition Number

18-0058

Post Date

5/3/2018

Posting Close Date

8/21/2018

Job Title

EMG Technician

City

Dubuque

State

IA

Description

We are looking for an EMG Technician to join our team! This position can be part or full-time, working Monday through Friday and qualifies for our excellent compensation and benefits package. Candidates must be a Registered Nerve Conduction Study Technologist

(RNCST).

Role:

Provide quality patient care by preparing patients for standard nerve conduction studies (NCS) which measure muscle response and nerve conduction. Collect information pertinent to the interpretation of the test, perform NCS tests and assist physician in electromyography

(EMG) studies.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare patient by explaining test procedures and instruct patient on proper positioning for tests. Attach electrodes to electrode cables and connect to EMG instruments, along with selecting nerve conduction modes. Measure electrical activity in peripheral

nerves.

Review patient records to determine requirements for EMG testing, and confer with physician and nurse to obtain further information.

Calibrate and adjust EMG equipment and machines at the beginning of each shift to ensure proper function. Assist with equipment maintenance.

Document study on each patient response to EMG procedures and tests, and ensure all records and outcomes are confidentially stored.

Complete all other assigned projects and duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

Experience - Three months to one year of similar or related experience.

Education - Equivalent to a two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study or certification at a business or trade school. Registered Nerve Conduction Study Technologist (R.NCS.T.) certification by American Association of Electrodiagnostic

Technologists (AAET) is required.

Interpersonal Skills - Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves personal contact with others inside and/or outside the organization, generally regarding routine matters for purposes of giving or obtaining information which

may require some discussion.

Physical Aspects

Climbing - Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required

for ordinary locomotion.

Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.

Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances

Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

Fingering - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sound with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.

Vision - 20 / 40 or better in the best eye with or without correction.

Repetitive Motions - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds force constantly to move objects.

Environmental Conditions:

Subject to Physical Hazards - Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.