Electromyography Assistant

Position Summary

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health is looking for a casual Electromyography Assistant to join our team at the Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital in Nelson, BC.

Surrounded by the rugged Selkirk Mountains, Nelson sits on the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Picturesque geography and storybook charm are combined with cosmopolitan sophistication. Whether gliding through the incredible powder at Whitewater Ski Resort, catching a 25 pound rainbow trout on Kootenay Lake or simply enjoying a leisurely day of shopping along historic Baker Street, Nelson is a beautiful place to raise a family. But don't take our word for it, have a look for yourself.

How will you create an impact?

This position assists with Electromyography studies under the direction of the Medical Neurologist. Performs related clerical duties.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Under supervision of physician, assists with EMG testing using appropriate equipment and supplies by performing duties such as explaining procedures to patients and answering questions; obtaining patient information and entering data into the operating system.
• Performs related clerical duties such as answering the telephone, filing, typing, and booking appointments. Uses the computerized information system (e.g. Meditech) for entering and obtaining patient and related information.
• Prioritizes EMG requests and workload demands for patient appointment bookings in accordance with established procedures. Reports problems to Professional Practice Leader as required.
• Performs routine maintenance on equipment such as cleaning equipment and electrodes in accordance with established procedures. Reports problems to Professional Practice Leader as required.
• Maintains established inventory levels for required supplies by completing purchasing and stores requisitions.
• Participates in continuous quality improvement activities by performing duties such as providing input/feedback to the Professional Practice Leader on work procedures and opportunities for process improvement.
• Assists with orienting new staff by performing duties such as demonstrating work procedures and demonstrating use of equipment.
• Reports and documents any unusual occurrence following established procedures, e.g. Unusual Occurrence forms, Workers’ Compensation Board forms, etc.
• Participates in the safety in-service programs of the hospital. Maintains a safe environment for patients, families and staff by adhering to established emergency procedures and safety practices and procedures.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

If you are passionate about making a difference, apply today and join our talented and committed team in Nelson!


Education, Training, and Experience:

Grade 12, plus one year’s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Ability to deal with others effectively
• Ability to operate related equipment
• Physical ability to carry out duties of the position
• Ability to type
• Ability to organize work


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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