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Variable Hours Officer


Variable Hours Officer

  • 532996
  • Medical Center
  • Neurology
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Dec 23 2022
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 10
  • Salary Range: $45.00 P/H - $45.00 P/H
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Chief Neurophysiology Technologist, the Neurophysiology Coordinator will perform all types of EEG studies that include routine, video, ambulatory, and continuous ambulatory EEG, and/or Evoked Potential. Will also perform all related CNP studies in the assigned clinical area.

The Neurophysiology coordinator works under the supervision of the Chief Neurophysiology Technologist and is supervised by Medical Director and Senior Manager Clinical Operations.


The Neurophysiology Coordinator (VH0) will perform studies on patients of all age groups, including neonates, pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. Will also participate in recording studies according to approved clinical research protocols as necessary. The holder of this position should provide technically excellent Sleep/EEG testing and procedures in a fiscally sound and productive manner.

Will be responsible for performing all neurophysiology laboratory activities. This includes troubleshooting of equipment problems, maintenance of equipment and supplies in working order, and working with information technology at Columbia University, Department of Neurology, NYP, and vendors as needed. The coordinator will have a strong information technology understanding of systems software and troubleshooting issues.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Measuring and accurately applying electrodes according to established guidelines. Performs routine EEG, video EEG, EEG, and specialized and related EEG, and or EP studies on patients in all age groups in outpatient settings according to laboratory protocols and standards.
  • Performing basic video EEG monitoring under minimal supervision in the clinical areas served by the service of this department as assigned.
  • Can perform neurological testing protocol on patients having seizure.
  • Understands basic EEG and/or EP patterns and recognize general categories of abnormality.
  • Recognizes, monitors as appropriate, and/or eliminates artifacts.
  • Obtaining accurate recordings that address the clinical question, including testing patients' level of alertness as appropriate.
  • Troubleshooting and solves common EEG, EP, and Video EEG recording system problems.
  • Consults with supervisory staff about problems that cannot be resolved independently following troubleshooting guidelines set forth by supervisors.
  • Checks that the recording is accurate before the patient leaves the laboratory or attending/fellow is called.
  • Performs basic EEG archive and transfer functions.
  • Conducts self and maintains self in a professional manner, demonstrates positive interpersonal skills with patients, family members, and colleagues.
  • Fills out and submits forms and departmental documents that pertain to each procedure.
  • Enters technical information into database.
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training, and experience, plus two years of related experience and/or successfully completed a neurophysiology program from an accredited institution.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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