On the Job
Neurodiagnostic Technologists conduct electroneurodiagnostic (END) tests on patients to examine electrical functioning in a patient's nervous system. They attach electrodes to patients' bodies, conduct tests, and collect data to give to physicians. They work directly with patients, explaining procedures and answering questions.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
- Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
- Communicate test or assessment results to medical professionals.
- Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
- Test patient nervous system functioning.
- Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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