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EEG Tech Trainee

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Job ID: 172022
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem- Hours are Variable

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


Per Diem Position

  • Under a Registered EEG technologist's direction, the Neurodiagnostic technologist trainee performs adult/neonatal EEG studies. The technologist is responsible for: explaining the test procedure to the patient, applying all recording, monitoring and stimulating electrodes, recognizing and eliminating artifact, calibrating all equipment used and troubleshooting and correcting malfunctions, selecting appropriate amplifier settings and obtaining quality data. Independently, monitoring video for patients undergoing continuous EEG with video in the EMU.


  • Basic knowledge of neuro-anatomy and physiology, basic electronics, and electrical safety, general EEG instrumentation pattern, recognition, and various medical and pharmacological conditions that influence the EEG
  • Verifies patient, physician's orders and gathers appropriate information from chart and/or interviews the patient/caregiver to provide accurate history
  • Under the supervision of the EEG technologist, the EEG tech trainee will check all equipment for proper function, inventory, operation, and cleanliness including corrections of malfunctions
  • May work as monitor watcher of seizure patients and notify team of behavior concerning for seizures
  • May work variable shifts including nights and weekends as needed
  • Records EEG under direction of the EEG technologist according to standards of the laboratory; provides initial interpretation of results and communicates urgent findings immediately to Epilepsy physicians
  • Under the direction of an EEG technologist, Reviews EEG files and saves appropriate sections for physician review which may include clipping and pruning for long term monitoring (LTM)
  • Responsible for scheduling appointments for patient testing and maintaining communication across the inpatient units
  • Responsible for billing accuracy
  • Participates in teaching conferences and technical meetings
  • Responsible for adhering to State & Federal regulations and successful compliance of these regulatory agencies


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • Current enrollment in an accredited Neurodiagnostic Technology program, required.   Must achieve registry in EEG within 2 years of EEG school completion.

When applying to this position, please upload your current BCLS certification and if applicable, your current EEG registry.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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