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NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECH

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Reference #: 1346967
Keywords: patient, health

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Auto req ID
109396BR

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
743 NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECH

Job Description
Occupational Summary

3rd shift position


Perform routine and complex procedures, to obtain data for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system, in at least two of the following fields of technical Neurophysiology: Electroencephalograph, Evoked Potentials, or Epilepsy and Sleep.
 

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Level 1
  • Verify the medical order and protocol.
  • Explain the procedure and orient the patient to the sleep center.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning.
  • Perform routine PAP mask fitting.
  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.
  • Assist with following "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.) 
  • Assist and observe polysomnography data acquisition.
  • Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnography results.
  • Assist with appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention (e.g. BPAP, O2 administration).
  • Assist with following "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process. (e.g. learn to perform the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.)
  • Perform routine polysomnography data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free.
  • Identify and report signal abnormalities.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
 
Level 2
  • Perform all duties of the Level 1.
  • Review history, physical information, medications, procedure request and study protocol.
  • Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Perform "lights out" procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
  • Independently perform routine and c-pap/split polysomnography data acquisition while monitoring study-tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free and make adjustments, if necessary.
  • Implement appropriate interventions (including actions necessary for patient safety and therapeutic intervention (e.g. BPAP, O2 administration).
  • Perform "lights on" procedures to verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process. (e.g. learn to perform the physiological and instrument calibrations and instructs the patient on completing questionnaires, etc.).
  • Score sleep/wake stages by applying professionally accepted guidelines.
  • Score clinical events (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.) according to center specific protocols. 
  • Generate accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
Required Qualifications at this Level
 

Education

Level I
High school diploma or GED or 1 year of post-secondary education, or current enrollment in an accredited educational program leading to an Associates Degree in a health related field with an emphasis in polysomnography.
 
Level 2
Associates Degree in a health related field preferred, or successful completion of a polysomnography program, of no less than one year in duration, associated with a state license and/or nationally accredited educational facility.
 

Experience

Level 1
With an associate's degree in a health related field, no experience required; otherwise 6 months of direct patient care experience.
 
Level 2
18 months experience in polysomnography testing preferred or documented proficiency in all required competencies as a Polysomnography Technician. If no associate's degree in a health related field, must have an additional two years experience in direct patient care.
 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Level 1 and 2
Registered Polysomnography Technologists (RPSGT) required. Maintain current BLS certification.
 
 

Location
Durham

Requisition Number
401550839

Position Title
NEURODIAGNOSTIC TECH

Shift
Third/Night

Job Family Level
67

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Department Name
Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity ofour perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires education generally acquired through an associates degree in a field of biological or physiological sciences or equivalent experience in a biological or psychological field; National Board Registration in one or more of three areas: EEG, Evoked Potential, Polysomnography.

Experience

Work requires one year of experience in biological or psychological fields related to the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.