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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 297J
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Conduct electroneurodiagnostic and other clinical electrophysiologic examinations.


Prepare patient for and conduct routine inpatient and outpatient electroneurodiagnostic and other clinical electrophysiologic examinations.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct supervision, prepare patients for and conduct routine electroneurodiagnostic and other electrophysiologic examinations; collect data pertinent to the interpretation of test results.

Typical Work

Perform electroneurodiagnostic procedures in at least one modality, such as EEG’s, evoked potentials, sleep studies and long-term monitoring; 

Review patient medical information and set up equipment;  

Obtain an accurate and concise patient history noting pertinent information such as neurologic and other relevant clinical symptomatology, significant clinical findings, and any medications taken by the patient;  

Evaluate patient for comprehension of ability to cooperate with the procedure; establish rapport and educate the patient and/or family on the test procedure;  

Measure and apply electrodes using standardized systems and multiple electrode application techniques as needed;  

Calibrate, evaluate and adjust the instruments to proper technical standards in order to obtain top-quality recordings; keep equipment clean and in proper working order; troubleshoot equipment problems; repair and report to supervisor promptly; 

Record electrical activity using standard montages following published guidelines; document recording parameters, technical and clinical observations on the recording; recognize, monitor, and/or eliminate artifacts;  

Implement alternative methods or adjust parameters to obtain optimal recording, including use of activation procedures, additional electrodes, different montages, or physiologic monitors; 

Learn to perform additional and advanced END procedures by supervised practice with increasing independence; 

Maintain laboratory inventory;  

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Successful completion of an Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 9-14-73
Revise Class/Title: 11-18-85
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise MQ: 7-16-91
Revise class/Title: 9-15-95
Revise Class: 3-14-03
Revised new class code: (formerly 6370) effective July 1, 2007.
Revised UW special pay adopted 11/14/2019, effective 11/16/2019.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.