Neurodiagnostic Tech- Duke University Hospital- Emg Neurodiagnostic Lab

Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 1/26/2024
Description

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.

About Duke University Hospital

Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more.

Summary

Duke University Hospital- EMG Neurodiagnostics Lab is seeking to bring on a talented Neurodiagnostic Tech. The Neurodiagnostic Tech will 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 Neuro diagnostics: Electro encephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Epilepsy Monitoring (CLTM).

Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, some overtime on a rotational basis. no call, no weekends

Work Performed

Level 1- 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 patientcare 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 re gular 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 skill s 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. Trouble shoots 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 Characteristics

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.


Minimum Qualifications

Education

Education (All Levels) Associate's degree in neurodiagnostic technology (or comparable), biological, health science or related field required.

Bachelor's degree in biological, health science or related field preferred.


Experience

Level 1:

  • With Associate's degree in neurodiagnostic technology (or comparable), no experience required.
  • With Associate's degree in a biological, health science, or related field, six months of direct patient care experience OR one year of non- patient care healthcare, laboratory, or research experience.
  • With a Bachelor's degree in biological, health science, or related field, no experience required.
  • Neurodiagnostic background preferred (NCS, EEG, SLEEP, IOM) perferred

Level 2:

  • Two years’ experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology required.
  • Neurodiagnostic background preferred (NCS, EEG, SLEEP, IOM) perferred

Level 3:

  • Five years’ experience in Neurodiagnostic Technology required. A Bachelor's degree in biological or health science 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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