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Neurodiagnostic Technologist - Duke University Hospital - Full Time
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 192289
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Job Title: NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECH Job Code: 4576 FLSA: N Job Level: E1 Revised Date: 11/01/2009 Supervisory Responsibility: No
Perform routine and complex procedures to obtain data for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system in at least one of the following modalities of Neurodiagnostics: Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Epilepsy Monitoring (CLTM).
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform one of the following END study: EEG or Evoked Potentials.
Explains testing procedure to patient and family using age-appropriate guidelines. - Accurately takes and documents a pertinent history from the patient or chart.
Sets-up patient for appropriate study to include: patient, paperwork, room, and equipment.
Runs study with appropriate documentation on study, observation of the patient, troubleshooting equipment and physiological artifacts, distinguishing normal from abnormal, and utilizing appropriate resources to perform study.
Recognizes and takes appropriate action to respond to evolving patient care needs.
Demonstrates proper cleaning procedures for the patient, room and equipment after each study.
Utilizes down time for training, cleaning equipment and reading educational materials.
Demonstrates ability to apply knowledge to different testing situations to include regular participation in the on-call schedule, working independently on 2nd, 3rd and weekend shifts and EEG OR.
Performs needed maintenance on equipment to include communication of problem to co-workers, appropriate vendor or the supervisor.
Perform all duties of the Level 1.
Perform two of the following END studies: EEG, Evoked Potentials, Epilepsy Monitoring, and float resource to the sleep lab.
Maintains registry in one of the following areas: EEG or Evoked Potentials.
Has computer skills to correct duplicate file names, incorrect history numbers, starting patients under the wrong names, networking issues, lost files, appending patient studies, etc.
Develops Clinical Standards and protocols.
Perform all duties of the Level 1 and 2.
Perform three of the following END studies: EEG, Evoked Potentials, Epilepsy Monitoring, Epilepsy OR, and float resource to the sleep lab.
Maintains registry in one of the following areas: EEG, Evoked Potentials, or Epilepsy Monitoring.
Troubleshoots equipment and lab issues independently, considered an equipment superuser.
Generate requisitions for patient studies.
Processes daily charges.
Perform minimum number of hours designated a year as charge tech.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Associate's degree in a health-related field or a Bachelor's degree required.
Associate's degree in a health-related field or a Bachelor's degree required.
Associate's degree in a health-related field or a Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a health-related field.
6 months of direct patient care experience preferred OR 2 years of non-patient care healthcare experience.
2 years experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology required.
5 years experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology with a minimum of one year in Neurodiagnostic Technology at Duke required. A bachelor's degree can substitute for two years of experience.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Competency and/or registry in one modality of Neurodiagnostic Technology preferred.
Competency in two modalities of Neurodiagnostic Technology required. Registry in one modality required.
Competency in three modalities of Neurodiagnostic Technology required. Registry in one modality required. Two registries preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Level 1 performs one modality of Neurodiagnostics, 10 hours of CE, selects 2 choices from a list of options for professional growth (e.g., member of national organization, committee work).
Level 2 performs two modalities of Neurodiagnostics, 12 hours of CE, selects 3 choices from a list of options for professional growth and maintains clinical ladder requirements.
Level 3 performs three modalities of Neurodiagnostics, 16 hours of CE, selects 5 choices from a list of options for professional growth and maintains clinical ladder requirements.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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