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Associate Director, Intraoperative Monitoring
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 842 - Neurosurgery
Requisition Number: 13-1553928
This position shares the oversight and overall oversight responsibility of the IOM service with a licensed physician. This includes training and supervision of IOM Specialists (currently 12 FTE's) including daily assignment of cases to staff members for IOM, interpretation of cases in real time, updating IOM protocols and procedures, generation of bills and reports that go into the patients' files, and oversight of the IOM Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 1. Determines baselines as appropriate to the surgical procedures, report changes in data which meets the alarm criteria, discriminate changes in the recordings that are due to technical, surgical, patient, or anesthetic factors, and have knowledge of montages for recording responses from peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical structures, and the cerebral cortex as appropriate.
2. 2. Compiles data for presentations to Orthopedic, Neurosurgery, and Anesthesiology residents to keep them informed of the goals, operations and procedures of IOM.
3. 3. Reports on cases exceeding the physical limits of the in-house staff. Determine cases to be covered by outside IOM services. Consult with the Neurosurgery Chair and VP of Perioperative Services on resolution of difficult cases upon triage
4. 4. Regularly assesses the competencies of all staff and performs annual evaluations as needed.
5. 5. Reviews all monitored procedures, including clinical follow up.
6. 6. Consults with surgeon/anesthesiologist regarding the immediate management of any post-operative neural complications.
7. 7. Determines Quality Assurance issues to be reported and reviewed thoroughly.
8. 8. Discusses and plans the IONM strategy with staff member prior to each case, including: neurophysiological monitoring modalities to be performed, types of monitoring changes expected, alarm criteria for each modality, and need for any special stimulators/modalities for mapping/neuro-navigation
9. 9. Performs other related duties.
Doctoral level degree (MD, PhD, DC, DO).
4 years of IOM experience.
Possesses a deep understanding of the technical and interpretative aspects of motor evoked potentials, somatosensory evoked potentials, electromyographic recordings, and stimulated muscle responses using Mount Sinai's neurophysiological computerized data acquisition systems.
Excellent oral and writing skills
Ability to work on multiple cases at the same time
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
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