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Intraoperative Monitoring Specialist II

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 842 - Neurosurgery
Requisition Number: 13-1563092

Job Description:

The Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Specialist conducts detailed neurophysiological studies of the central and peripheral nervous system during spine, cranial, and peripheral nerve surgeries. The techniques with which the IONM Specialist must have expertise include the elicitation of auditory, somatosensory and motor-evoked potentials, recording of EEG (including raw and processed signals) and triggered EMG, and studies of nerve conduction. The IONM Specialist requires an understanding of the important details of each case, including the patient's condition, type of surgery, major risk to the patient, the selection of appropriate monitoring techniques, and discussions with the surgeons and the anesthesiologists regarding any and all issues related to the proper functioning of each case.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 1. Sets up each patient and evaluates the placement of electrodes in a timely manner.
2. 2. Diagnoses equipment failures and performs equipment repair when possible.
3. 3. Determines quickly whether substandard or poor recordings are the result of technical difficulties, anesthesia issues, patient pathology or a surgical manipulation, and takes appropriate corrective action.

Job Qualifications:

Education:
Masters, Ph.D. or MD in related field.

Experience:
Previous experience with IOM using sensory or motor-evoked potentials, EEG, stimulated and spontaneous EEG and peripheral nerve action potentials.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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