Department: Heart Station FTE: 1.00 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Days
Position Summary: Operate electrocardiographic machine and patient monitoring equipment to record electromotive variations and impulses of the heart. Perform non-invasive procedures, electrocardiograms, nuclear stress tests, halter monitors, event recorders, treadmill testing and ambulatory blood pressure machines for diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease. Monitor designated patients throughout the institution and notifies appropriate personnel as required. Instruct patients on usage of monitoring equipment. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * TESTING - Perform regular and nuclear stress tests; scan and interpret holter monitor recordings * TESTING - Perform EKG, holter monitors, ambulatory blood pressure machines, treadmill testing and event monitors; scan and interpret holter monitor tapes * MONITOR - Interpret, document and mount EKG rhythm strips; monitor designated patients throughout the institution and notify appropriate personnel of changes and life threatening rhythms * TESTING - Obtain test and patient information from patient requisition forms; submit test results to physician for interpretation * EMERGENCY - Use emergency resuscitation equipment, maintain crash cart and run treadmill equipment; staff monitor room * PRECEPTOR - Participate in orientation, and having successfully completed preceptor training, assume precepting and evaluation responsibilities of new personnel * SUPPORT - Answer phones, receive event recorder transmissions, deliver test results, perform quality assurance reports for all diagnostic procedures and complete patient billing * EQUIP & TRANSPORT - Maintain equipment, stock supplies and transport patients * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * High School or GED Equivalent * Course Education specialization: Essential: * UNM Hospitals Basic Arrhythmia Challenge Test
Experience: Essential: 1/4 year (3 months) treadmill experience
Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * Certified Cardiographic Tech w/in 1 year Nonessential: * Certified Cardiographic Tech
Physical Conditions: Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Med Haz: Dirt, dust, fumes, odors, bad weather, noise * May be required or is required to perform on-call duties