MEG Tech - Children's Imaging and Procedure Suites
The Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Technologist supports the day-to-day operations of the MEG Lab, under general supervision of the Medical Director of the lab, as well as the clinical manager. The MEG Lab is part of an integrated imaging suite at the Children’s Imaging and Procedure Suites that includes various other departments, such as CT and Pedi Radiology. The MEG operations will involve clinical work and research in patients with epilepsy, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions. The MEG scanner will also function as an instrument for basic scientific research and support such activities from the wider Houston Area, out of town areas and our UT partners as well.
Preferred qualifications include:
• Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or related fields
• CMEG and/or R.EEG.T certificate
• Experience with computer systems (Unix, Mac, and PC), programming and scripting, and database management
• Experience with medical research methodology and design
• Familiarity with medical terminology
Education: High school diploma or GED, preferred
Licenses/Certifications: Basic Life Support certification and Evoked Potential knowledge required
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
- Either four (4) years of experience as a licensed radiological technologist with MRI or CT experience or as a licensed EEG technologist or demonstrated experience as MEG technologist for at least one (1) year.
- Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
- Instructs, prepares, and monitors patients through MEG procedures; performs MEG/EEG recordings on patients and prepares data for analysis; archives and stores data on appropriate media; places EEG electrodes when needed; prepares detailed factual reports.
- Screens patients; obtains and documents pertinent medical history from patients and referring facilities.
- Reviews informed consent form with patients and families.
- Responsible for daily MEG system upkeep procedures; fills MEG sensor with liquid helium; performs system checks and reports problems to appropriate personnel; maintains and sets up MEG-EEG machine.
- Provides feedback to manufacturer of MEG system regarding software and hardware.
- Prints diagnostic MEG films; co-registers Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images; uses current software to make MRI or Computed Tomography (CT) images.
- Participates in startup meetings for new protocols; performs technical setup of new protocols with visiting scientists and researchers; assists researchers data transfer.
- Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
- Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
- Other duties as assigned.