NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIST

(NDT)

Start Date

October 24, 2022

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Length
The program length for day and evening classes may vary based on the number of scheduled hours per week. Holidays, school closings, and internship schedules may cause the program completion dates to vary as well.

17 Months

Schedule
The standard classroom schedule is provided here. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site. Students must follow their assigned internship schedule, not the AIMS Education class schedule, academic calendar, or the observed holidays and breaks.

Monday - Friday
5:30pm to 9:30pm

FSA
Federal student aid is available for those who qualify. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Other Financial Assistance
Other financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Start Date

October 24, 2022

More Start Dates
Length
The program length for day and evening classes may vary based on the number of scheduled hours per week. Holidays, school closings, and internship schedules may cause the program completion dates to vary as well.

17 Months

Schedule
The standard classroom schedule is provided here. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site. Students must follow their assigned internship schedule, not the AIMS Education class schedule, academic calendar, or the observed holidays and breaks.

Monday - Friday
5:30pm to 9:30pm

FSA
Federal student aid is available for those who qualify. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Other Financial Assistance
Other financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Technical Standards for Neurodiagnostic Technologist

Essential requirements are non-academic capabilities, tasks, attitudes, and behaviors required by the Neurodiagnostic Technology program at AIMS Education and reflect the physical, emotional, intellectual, and professional demands required of the Neurodiagnostic technologist.

Observation

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to:

  • Observe diagnostic procedures in which biological (i.e., body fluids, trauma wounds, and drainage) are clearly visible. 
  • Observe and function in dimly lit rooms with minimal noise interference. 
  • Tolerate difficult smells. 
  • Read and comprehend text, numbers, and graphs displayed in print and on a monitor. 
  • Observe and notate various clinical responses as demonstrated by the patient (i.e., seizures, pseudo seizures, myoclonus, etc.,) and reactions or responses to stimulus or treatment given.

Movement

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to:

  • Move freely and safely about the testing area, which may be a small, confined space. 
  • Easily reach bench tops and shelves, patients lying in hospital beds or patients seated in testing furniture. 
  • Travel to numerous clinical affiliates for practical direct and/or observational experiences. 
  • Perform moderately taxing continuous physical work, often requiring prolonged sitting and/or standing over several hours. 
  • Control laboratory equipment and adjust instruments to perform laboratory procedures. 
  • Use an electronic keyboard, computer, and CDs to operate instruments and to calculate record, evaluate, and transmit patient information. 
  • Manipulate calipers, tape measure and china markers all at the same time. 
  • Secure a patient’s head while measuring and/or applying electrodes. 
  • Perform testing duties while wearing and using personal protective equipment (PPE) for variable durations of time. 
  • Push machines weighing 350 pounds 
  • Move and/or assist a patient with sitting, standing, lying, etc. May include lifting the patient.

Communication

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to:

  • Hear and respond to a patient’s needs from a call system. 
  • Independently perform job functions in a quiet, dimly lighted work area while maintaining own wakefulness and alertness. 
  • Read and comprehend text, numbers, waveforms, and graphs displayed in a print or a computer monitor mode (i.e., textbooks, magazine and journal articles, handbooks, instructional manuals). 
  • Follow verbal and written instructions to correctly and independently perform testing procedures. 
  • Clearly instruct patients prior to their testing procedures. 
  • Effectively, confidentially, and sensitively converse with the patient regarding testing information, i.e., possess cultural awareness as well as maintaining patient confidentiality. 
  • Communicate with faculty members, fellow students, staff, and other health care professionals verbally and in a recorded format (writing, typing, graphics or telecommunication). 
  • Independently prepare papers, reports and take practical and written examinations.

Intellectual

The neurodiagnostic technologist student must be able to:

  • Possess and exhibit the intellectual skills of comprehension, measurement, mathematical calculation, reasoning, integration, analysis, comparison, self-expression, and critical thinking. 
  • Exercise sufficient judgment to recognize and correct own performance deficiencies. 
  • Understand and accept the needs and demands of clinical and school before personal life. 
  • Accept varying clinical schedules to include day and nights in different arrangements as well as recognizing and accepting the distance required for travel to some clinicals. 
  • Generalize, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision.

Behavior

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to:

  • Manage the use of time and prioritize actions to complete professional, technical, and academic tasks within given constraints, specifically working in a stressful timed situation. 
  • Possess the emotional health necessary to effectively employ intellect and exercise appropriate judgment. 
  • Provide professional and technical services while experiencing the stresses of task-related uncertainty (i.e., ambiguous testing ordering, ambivalent test interpretation), emergency demands (i.e., “stat” test orders), and a distracting environment (i.e., high, or low noise levels, crowding, complex visual stimuli, complex nasal stimuli). 
  • Be flexible and creative to adapt to professional, technical, and academic changes. 
  • Recognize potentially hazardous materials, equipment, and situations to proceed safely to minimize risk of injury to patients, self, and nearby individuals. 
  • Adapt to working with/in unpleasant situations/surroundings. 
  • Support and promote the activities of fellow students and/or health care professionals. Promotion of peers helps further a team approach to learning, task completion and problem- solving and patient care. 
  • Be honest, compassionate, ethical, and responsible. The student must be forthright about errors or uncertainty. The student must be able to critically evaluate his or her own performance, accept constructive criticism, and look for ways to improve (i.e., participate in enrichment educational activities). The student must be able to evaluate the performance of fellow students and tactfully offer constructive comments.

Professional Conduct and Appearance

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to:

  • Project a well-groomed, neat appearance. 
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and exercise ethical judgment, dependability, and accountability. 
  • Show respect for self and others and display attitudes of tolerance and integrity. 
  • Acceptance and adherence to attendance and tardiness policies. 
  • Acceptance of and respect towards instructors and clinical affiliate staff. 
  • Acceptance and compliance with electronic policies i.e., phones, taping etc. making sure the electronic devices do not interfere or disrupt clinicals and/or classes.

Environmental

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional may be:

  • Exposed to possible extreme hot, cold or humidity. 
  • Exposed to fumes, gases, odors, mists, or solvents. 
  • Exposed to radiation or electrical energy. 
  • The Neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to: 
  • Work alone and/or independently. 
  • Work around others and/or with others.

Physical Factors

The neurodiagnostic technologist pre-professional must be able to:

  • Exhibit simultaneous use of hand, wrist, fingers, and arms. 
  • Exhibit good hand-eye coordination. 
  • Maintain accurate vision to include near, far, depth perception, color vision and field of vision. 
  • Maintain accurate hearing to include verbal conversation, public speaking, and telephone conversation and distance patient call system.

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