NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECH - Duke University Hospital *ANCHOR*
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 171409
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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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.
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).
Level 1 guidelines. - Perform one of the following END study: EEG or Evoked Potentials. - Explains testing procedure to patient and family using age appropriate - 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. Level 2 - 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. Level 3 - 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 super user. - Generate requisitions for patient studies. - Processes daily charges. - Perform minimum number of hours designated a year as charge tech.
Level 1 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 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 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.
Level 1 required. required. Associate's degree in a health related field or a Bachelor's degree Level 2 Associate's degree in a health related field or a Bachelor's degree Level 3 Associate's degree in a health related field or a Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a health related field.
Level 1 6 months of direct patient care experience preferred OR 2 years of non- patient care healthcare experience. Level 2 2 years experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology required. Level 3 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, Licensures, Certifications
Level 1 preferred. Competency and/or registry in one modality of Neurodiagnostic Technology Level 2 Competency in two modalities of Neurodiagnostic Technology required. Registry in one modality required. Level 3 Competency in three modalities of Neurodiagnostic Technology required. Registry in one modality required. Two registries preferred.
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