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neuRodiagnostic Technology

 About NDT

JOB TITLE & JOB DESCRIPTION

Neurodiagnostic Technologists assist in diagnosing problems with the brain, nervous system and sleep habits of humans.  Someone in this profession uses complex diagnostic equipment to perform tests that target these areas of the human body. Technologists are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, university medical centers, research centers and remote services

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Neurodiagnostic students complete a 22-month program of professional education that combines in depth academic study on campus with practical experience in the program’s hospital clinical affiliates.  The program is currently seeking CAAHEP Accreditation so that upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national credentialing board exam (ABRET - American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists)

GOALS & LEARNING OUTCOMES

     Students will be clinically competent.

  • Students will master entry-level skills in positioning.
  • Students employ safe radiation practices on patients, self and others.
  • Students select appropriate technical factors for radiographic exams.

     Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Students will communicate using professional language with patients, visitors, physicians, and staff.
  • Students will listen without judgment to patients, visitors, physicians, and staff.
  • Students will accurately obtain patient histories.

     Students will develop critical thinking skills.

  • Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine exams.
  • Students will modify patient care skills for the injured and critically ill patient.
  • Students will adjust technical factors for pathology and non-routine exams.

     Students will model professionalism.

  • Students will maintain calm composure at all times.
  • Students treat patients, visitors, physicians, and staff with kindness and respect.
  • Students will maintain compliance with all mandatory health and safety policies.

BEHAVIORS & CHARACTERISTICS FOR SUCCESS

  • Exhibits genuine care for patients and the critically ill.
  • Demonstrates patience and emotional stability in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates appropriate initiative, judgment and tact in a variety of situations.
  • Enjoys working with a diverse population without discrimination.
  • Maintains reliability & promptness in time commitments (always on time).
  • Physically capable of performing mildly strenuous activities.
  • Ability to communicate and understand written and spoken English, which is the primary medical record language used in the healthcare setting.
ESTIMATED SALARY FOR THE SAN DIEGO AREA

Median Annual Salary range for San Diego County is $65,000 per year.

 

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