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Neurodiagnostic Technologists - 29-2099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests such as electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, polysomnograms, or electronystagmograms. May perform nerve conduction studies.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Neurodiagnostic Technologist
  • Clinical Supervisor, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Coordinator
  • Lead Neurodiagnostic Technologist
  • Manager, Neurodiagnostic Laboratory & Epilepsy Center (Manager, Neurodiagnostic Lab & Epilepsy Center)
  • Neurodiagnostic Technologist
  • Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist
  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
  • Senior Technologist

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Adjust equipment to optimize viewing of the nervous system.
  • Assist in training technicians, medical students, residents or other staff members.
  • Attach electrodes to patients using adhesives.
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, or repair equipment and correct malfunctions as needed.
  • Collect patients' medical information needed to customize tests.
  • Conduct tests or studies such as electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), nerve conduction studies (NCS), electromyography (EMG), and intraoperative monitoring (IOM).
  • Conduct tests to determine cerebral death, the absence of brain activity, or the probability of recovery from a coma.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients, answering questions or reassuring patients as needed.
  • Indicate artifacts or interferences derived from sources outside of the brain, such as poor electrode contact or patient movement, on electroneurodiagnostic recordings.
  • Measure patients' body parts and mark locations where electrodes are to be placed.
  • Measure visual, auditory, or somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) to determine responses to stimuli.
  • Monitor patients during tests or surgeries, using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments, or video recording equipment.
  • Participate in research projects, conferences, or technical meetings.
  • Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
  • Submit reports to physicians summarizing test results.
  • Summarize technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep, or nervous system disorders.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Communicate test or assessment results to medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Repair medical facility equipment.
  • Test patient nervous system functioning.
  • Train medical providers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Electroencephalographic Technologist
  • Polysomnographic Technician