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Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 105956
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
Provide clinical assessment, physiological monitoring and testing to assist with diagnosis, management, and prevention of sleep related disorders with the use of various diagnostic and therapeutic tools providing care to patients of all ages. These tools include but are not limited to polysomnography, scoring of clinical events according to profession and laboratory guidelines (such as respiratory events, cardiac events, limb movements, arousals, etc.), generating accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data. Positive airway pressure devices, oximeter, capnography, actigraphy, nocturnal oxygen, screening devices, and questionnaires.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Required Qualifications at this Level
High school diploma or GED or 1 year of post-secondary education, or current enrollment in an accredited educational program leading to an Associate's Degree in a health related field with an emphasis in polysomnography.
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.
Associates Degree in a health related field preferred in polysomnography, 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.
With an associate's degree in a health related field, no experience required; otherwise 6 months of direct patient care experience.
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.
4 years' experience in Polysomnography Technology required.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Registered Polysomnography Technologists (RPSGT) required. Maintain current BLS certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
A Polysomnography Technician develops competency in and performs the basics of polysomnography testing and associated interventions under direct supervision of a Polysomnography Technologist 2 or a Polysomnography Technologist 3,
10 hours of CEUs, selects 1 choice from a list of options for professional growth (e.g., member of national organization, committee work).
Must be enrolled in AASM A-Step on-line education modules.
A Polysomnography Technologist 2 performs comprehensive polysomnography testing and analysis, and associated interventions under the general supervision of a Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) 3 and/or the clinical director (MD, PhD, DO) or designee. A Polysomnography Technologist 2 can provide supervision of a Polysomnography Technician.
12 hours of CE, 10 must be CEUs, selects 3 choices from a list of options for professional growth.
A Polysomnography Technologist 3 works under the general supervision of the clinical director (M.D., D.O., or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnography Technologist 3 can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnography Technologist 2 and may provide supervision of other staff.
16 hours of CE, 10 must be CEUs, selects 5 choices from a list of options for professional growth.
Duke 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 of our 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 essentialjob 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.
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