Also referred to as: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Specialist, Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Specialist, IONM
Requirements and Responsibilities

Surgical Neurophysiologist performs testing and monitoring of the nervous system during surgery to assist the surgeons in avoiding or reducing complications such as paralysis, hearing loss, or stroke. Conducts EEGs (Electroencephalograms), EMGs (Electromyographies) SSEPs (Somatosensory Evoked Potentials), BSEPs (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials), direct nerve testing and other modalities intraoperatively, and communicates findings to the operating room team. Being a Surgical Neurophysiologist may require a bachelor's degree in related area. Requires Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) from the American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists. Additionally, Surgical Neurophysiologist typically reports to manager or head of unit/department. Surgical Neurophysiologist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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