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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Open Rank - Department of Neurology - Intraoperative NeuroMonitoring Specialist -PhD level in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Salaried

Job Summary: Department of Neurology is recruiting for a Clinical Instructor- Intraoperative NeuroMonitoring Specialist -PhD level

Category Qualification: To be eligible for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring core privileges, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a physical science, life science or clinical allied health profession, restricted to the following degrees: Ph.D., conferred by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or, in the case of foreign medical graduates, the World Health Organization. Furthermore, the applicants with foreign Medical or foreign Doctoral degrees to have provided documentation of US education equivalence.

  • CNIM (Certification for Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring) Certification

  • DABNM Certification (Diplomate, American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring)

  • 5 years of experience in IOM, with an ability to perform any type of IOM case (including brain mapping and deep brain stimulation).

  • Maintenance of CEU Required Units; 110 required in a five-year period

Special Procedure Privileges :

Independent monitoring of a variety of surgical procedures (including neurosurgery, otolaryngology, vascular surgery and orthopedic surgery) in which neural structures are at risk. Provide medical supervision and clinical interpretation of Intraoperative Monitoring and Neuro-Diagnostic testing procedures in real time and post-surgery to evaluate status of the patient’s neural structure to avoid potential neural function loss. Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring to include the following: Somatosensory evoked potentials; EMG with or without Pedical Screw Testing or Direct Nerve; Electroencephaolography (EEG) Intraoperative; Motor evoked potentials, TceMEP; Auditory brainstem response (ABR); Cortical Mapping (CM) Review of waveforms; Sensory cortical mapping phase reversal

Specialty Procedure Qualifications:

This document is focused on defining qualifications related to competency to exercise clinical privileges. The applicant must also adhere to any additional organizational, regulatory or accreditation requirements that the organization is obligated to meet.

Note that privileges granted may only be exercised at the sites and settings that have the appropriate equipment, license, beds, staff, and other support required to provide the services defined in this document. Site-specific services may be defined in hospital or department policy.

Requests for specialty procedure privileges may require documentation of training and experience (adequate volume and acceptable outcomes) as established by the Department Chair.

Evaluation Criteria:

Requires training, volume and outcomes as determined by the Department Chair.

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Competency Volumes includes:

a) Somatosensory evoked potentials -10 volume

b) EMG with or without Pedical Screw Testing or Direct Nerve- 10 volume

c) Electroencephalography (EEG) Intraoperative - 10 volume

d) Motor evoked potentials, TceMEP - 10 volume

e) Auditory brainstem response (ABR) - 1 volume

f) Cortical Mapping (CM) Review of waveforms - 1 volume

g) Sensory cortical mapping phase reversal- 10 volume

Services affected at MUSC:


Orthopedic and Neurosurgery – adult and pediatric

Vascular Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

Neuro Interventional


Centers Using PhD’s for Intraoperative Monitoring:

The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center – San Francisco, CA

Stanford University Medical Center – Palo Alto, CA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Pittsburgh. PA

Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, IL