Remote Epileptologist Reader
Headquartered in downtown Colorado Springs, CO, IntraNerve Neuroscience (INN) works closely with healthcare organizations, surgeons, and other healthcare providers across the United States to provide 24/7 patient care. INN provides a spectrum of telehealth and neuroscience services; Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM), EEG, cEEG/Neurotelemetry, and remote physician oversight. Our goal is to create a meaningful and cost-effective partnership with healthcare providers to enhance patient protection and reduce liability. INN is committed to high-performance in IONM and EEG by and raising the standard through continuous improvement and a patient-centric approach in all we do. Learn more at www.intranerve.com.
The role of the Remote Epileptologist/Neurologist for IntraNerve Neuroscience (INN) is to provide interpretations for ICU/EMU cEEGs and Routine/Stat EEGs and AEEGs, with the support of INN Real-Time cEEG monitoring technologists. The person will be an independent contractor, working remotely from home to provide professional oversight to the R.EEG technologists through viewing the cEEG data for each patient, a minimum of twice a day (~morning and evening), to confirm that they agree with the description of the EEG that the INN technologists are providing, and to give a brief interpretation to the technologist who is monitoring at that time. Additionally, they will respond to calls from the INN technologists, for review of potential significant events, 24/7, per an agreed upon call schedule throughout the year. The ideal candidate is a motivated, reliable, and experienced professional who can competently provide interpretations and clinical correlations on Neurotelemetry studies for all patient populations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Process and Workflow
- Physician shall provide professional interpretation services and corresponding reports for EEG/cEEG services.
- Oral reports for Baseline EEGs shall be provided within one hour of their performance, or when INN first makes the EEG available to Physician, and shall be delivered to the technologist, and relayed to the patient’s bedside care provider and physicians per facility protocol.
- A formal, written report covering the Baseline EEG shall be provided within twenty-four hours of the completion of the Baseline EEG or when Company first makes the completed Baseline EEG available to Physician.
- Oral reports for Routine and STAT EEGs shall be provided within one hour of their performance, or when INN first makes the EEG available to Physician, and shall be delivered to the technologist, and relayed to the patient’s bedside care provider and physicians per facility protocol.
- A formal, written report covering the Routine or STAT EEG shall be provided within twenty-four hours of the completion of the Routine or STAT EEG or when INN first makes the completed Routine or STAT EEG available to Physician.
- Oral reports for cEEG monitoring significant events, as reported by the technologist or bedside care provider, shall be provided within one half hour of the physician notification of such event, or when INN first makes the cEEG available to Physician, and shall be delivered to the technologist, and relayed to the patient’s bedside care provider and physicians per facility protocol.
- At approximately 12 hours of a 24-hour cEEG recording, the physician will review the status reports provided by the technologist, along with appropriate segments of recording, to confirm the accuracy of the technologists’ record review.
- Formal, written reports covering each calendar day of cEEG monitoring shall be provided within twenty-four hours of the completion of this time period of cEEG monitoring, or when INN first makes the completed cEEG epoch available to Physician.
- The report shall be delivered to INN and relayed verbally to patient’s bedside care providers and physicians per facility protocols.
- Maintains a minimum on-call availability per job requirements.
- Understands and utilizes current ACNS EEG description terminology and abbreviations used in the field of neurodiagnostics.
- Records and maintains, in a prompt and timely manner, proper, appropriate and legible charts, notes and other documentation to support the coding and billing or charges for Physician professional services.
- Demonstrates the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact with hospital medical staff and technologists.
- Ensures timely communication and response to email and cell phone.
- Participates in conference meetings and Skype calls as requested by INN leadership team, hospital leadership team, or INN business office.
- Communicates schedules, staffing changes, and patient coverage changes to ensure 24/7/365 call coverage.
- Administrative Duties
- Completes all credentialing and other paperwork in a timely manner.
- Maintain licensure, ensuring all areas remains active and up-to-date.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrate knowledge of adult, pediatric, and neonatal EEG patterns; both normal and abnormal.
- Provide EEG/cEEG/AEEG interpretations that are inclusive of a clinical correlation; as appropriate
- Knowledge and skillset in the use of differing technologies, to access EEG/cEEGs/AEEGs
- Ability to interact professionally with hospital staff, other IDI epileptologists, and IDI remote technologists, and leadership
- Knowledge and skillset in data reformatting in preparation for daily physician reports.
- Basic computer knowledge and skills
Education and Experience
- Must be board certified in ABCN or have a board certification in ABPN with a Clinical Neurophysiology or Epilepsy specialty.
- Experience in pediatric and neonatal EEGs is required
- Licensure in multiple states required, will be credentialed at multiple hospitals
- Must have a HIPAA compliant workspace that is free from unauthorized viewing
- Must have reliable cell phone coverage and internet service that is upgradeable to company standards
- Experience with Persyst, Nihon Kohden, Cadwell, and Xltek EEG equipment is preferred
- Experience in advanced epilepsy monitoring in the EMU, such as intracranial/stereotactic cEEG is preferred
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