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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.
General Description of the Job Class
Perform specialized and complex procedures involved in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring to obtain data for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders of the nervous system.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor's degree in a biological science preferred or an Associate's Degree in a biological science required with equivalent number of years of experience as a technician in a health care diagnostic procedure setting to offset a Bachelor's Degree.
With a Bachelor's Degree, no experience required. An Associate's Degree in a biological science required with 4 years of experience as a technician in a health care diagnostic procedure setting to offset a Bachelor's Degree.
1 year experience specifically in intraoperative neuromonitoring, and proof of competency in the following list of modalities in IONM and other specialized procedures as appropriate to hospital practice: somatosensory evoked potentials, spontaneous and evoked electromyography, electroencephalography, and motor evoked potentials.
3 years' experience specifically in intraoperative neuromonitoring, with a min. of two years of full-time employment as a non-certified IONM technologist and minimum 6 months of experience in IONM at Duke.
Proof of competency in all performed modalities in IONM and other specialized procedures as appropriate to hospital practice. Examples of these procedures include but are not limited to brainstem evoked potentials, monitoring of the placement of deep brain stimulating electrodes, brain function mapping, intracranial grid implantation, trans-cranial Doppler, trans-cranial motor evoked potentials, and direct stimulation of neural structures (brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves) to determine identity and functionality intraoperatively.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Registry in EEG or Registry in EP by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic & Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) required or Repetitive Nerve Conductions Study Technologist (RNCST) or RET (Canadian EEG registry) required.
Certification in neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring (CNIM) by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic & Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
An Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Trainee develops competency in and performs the basics of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring testing and associated interventions under direct supervision of a IONM Technologist or a Certified IONM Technologist, 10 hours of CE, selects 2 choice from a list of options for professional growth (e.g., member of national organization, committee work).
The primary responsibility of a Non-Certified Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Technologist is to collect and analyze, or to oversee the collection and analysis of multiple types of recordings and measurements of the electrical activity of the central and/or peripheral nervous system.
An Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technologist can provide supervision of an Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Trainee, 12 hours of CE, selects 3 choices from a list of options for professional growth.
The primary responsibility a Certified Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) Technologist is to collect and analyze, or to oversee the collection and analysis of multiple types of recordings and measurements of the electrical activity of the central and/or peripheral nervous system.
A Certified Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Technologist can provide supervision of an Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Trainee, or Non- Certified Technologist.
16 hours of CE, selects 4 choices from a list of options for professional growth.
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