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IOM Technologist - San Antonio, TX

Company: Mpower Health
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Empowering Careers, Changing Healthcare.
For over a decade, MPOWERHealth has supported the independent musculoskeletal physician with best-in-class clinical services, back-office solutions, and advanced technology. We pride ourselves on being a partner that offers foresight to customers. We simplify what's complex, and we help them find a better way. Our best-in-class analytics coupled with industry-leading expertise make MPOWERHealth the company our customers can rely on no matter what lies ahead.

  • Multiple medical plan options

  • Health Savings Account with company contributions

  • Dental & vision coverage for you and your dependents

  • 401k with Company match

  • Vacation, sick time & Company paid holidays

  • Company wellbeing program with health insurance incentives

    Full COVID-19 vaccination required
    Under the supervision of the clinical manager, performs a preoperative assessment of the patient, conducts intraoperative sensory and motor tests using currently accepted electrophysiological techniques. Compiles real-time collection and interpretation of data and completes post-operative reports and billing forms. The purpose of this testing is to reduce the incidence of stroke, paresthesia, impotence, incontinence, and paralysis as a post-operative surgical outcome.
    Patient Consultation

    • Explains test procedures so they are understandable to the patient and any family members that are present.

    • Measures and accurately applies to recording electrodes in a timely manner, according to the international 10-20 Electrode Placement System.

      IOM Equipment Setup

      • Calibrates, evaluates, and adjusts equipment, optimizing recording and stimulation parameters, to acquire salient data and information.

      • Implements appropriate troubleshooting methods, such as adjusting stimulation, to assure accurate recording of information.

      • Keeps equipment clean and in proper working order, reporting technical malfunctions to supervisor and/or manufacturer.

        Intraoperative Monitoring

        • During surgery, interacts with the surgical team and surgeons to provide interpretive data regarding the patient's neurological status.

        • Identifies and eliminates physiological and non-physiological artifacts.

        • Recognizes normal patterns, normal variants, and abnormal patterns; understands the medical and pharmacological/anesthetic conditions that influence all recording IOM modalities (e.g., EP, BAER, MEP, Etc.); understands the clinical correlations between abnormal evoked potentials and various disease states.


          • Displays, prints, and labels waveforms to hard copy for interpretation marking, measuring, and calculating information such as latencies, voltages, and conduction times following established National Neuromonitoring Services guidelines and protocols.

          • Accurately documents significant events and stages of surgery in a timely manner complete all IOM logs, files, and work/technical sheet, including a technical description of the IOM modality recorded, with emphasis on the clinical observations in order to assist the neurologists and/or designated MD with the final interpretation.

            Additional Duties

            • Following the completion of training, assists new IOM technologists

            • If workload allows, attends scientific courses and seminars for continuing education.

            • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager or Corporate staff.


              • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, pathologic processes, and aseptic techniques.

              • Knowledge of procedures followed in conducting electrophysiological tests and examinations on patients.

              • Knowledge of electrophysiological equipment used in performing tests on patients.

              • Ability to analyze various electronic and neurophysiologic waveforms.

              • Interpersonal communication skills necessary to interact with medical staff, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees.

              • Ability to stand, turn and stoop among several types of equipment in an operating room suite.

              • Ability to apply different types of electrodes to a patient's anatomy with precision and speed in preparation for monitoring a surgical procedure.

              • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, while concentrating on monitoring computer screen images during a surgical procedure.

                WORKING CONDITIONS:

                • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.

                • The use of protective clothing such as surgical clothing, gloves, glasses, and masks (PPE).

                • Work requires lifting supplies, pushing, or carrying bulky pieces of equipment.

                • Occasional/frequent travel by motor vehicle and/or air transportation to healthcare facilities located in both urban and rural areas.

                • Variable work schedules that may change from week to week, depending on caseload, surgeon's availability, creating situations that may require minimal notice to be available for a case.

                • Will require cell phone availability for scheduled "on-call time" during weekends to cover add-on, elective, or emergency cases.

                • Usually working independently of other Technologists.

                • Physical demands would include lifting and transporting 40-45lbs of monitoring equipment to each facility utilizing proper lifting techniques.


                  • Receives general direction for case assignments and workweek scheduling from the Director of Operations and Operations Manager.

                  • If appropriate, provides mentoring and tutorial guidance to IOM Technologist Trainees.

                  • Does not supervise other IOM Technologists.


                    • CNIM or CNIM-eligible required.

                    • Must hold a valid driver's license.

                    • Minimum of Bachelor's degree or higher (i.e. Masters, Ph.D., MD).

                    • Must have current AHA CPR certification.

                      This is a talent pool and is not an active opening. If an opening becomes available, applicants will be contacted.
                      ID: 2022-1608
                      External Company URL:
                      Street: 100 Military Plaza
                      Is this job remote?: Yes

Keywords: Mpower Health, San Antonio , IOM Technologist - San Antonio, TX, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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