Unitypoint Health Peoria , IL 61601
PERFORM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING EXERCISE AND NON-EXERCISE STRESS TESTS, ALONG WITH IDENTIFYING EKG ABNORMALITIES AND/OR ARRHYTHMIAS.
Correlate clinical history with exam to be performed and consults with physician as necessary
Accurate interpretation and clarification of physician's order
Applies holter and event monitors
Scans holter monitors and prepares the report for the physician to review
Follows the logical order of events in each procedure to anticipate sudden changes in patient condition
Complete patient log, requisitions, billing information and other paperwork as required
Correct charging of procedure
Proficiency in performing vena puncture
Proficiency in recognizing lethal arrhythmias
Knowledge of specific medications that are given by the tech under physician supervision during the procedure
Ability to operate stress and holter equipment, including the function of all controls affecting the qualtiy of the data displayed
Work proficiently with computers and software driven testing machines
Maintain equipment QI
Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot and report equipment failure
Perform stress tests (Pharmacological, Functional, and Cardiolite)
USES TIME, SUPPLIES AND OTHER RESOURCES PRODUCTIVELY TO PROMOTE RESPONSIVE AND COST EFFECTIVE CARE.
Completes work within assigned shift
Overtime used only when necessary
Prevents waste of supplies
Demonstrates ability to organize work with frequent interruptions
Uses slow time to work on additional tasks that will promote the efficiency of the department
Assists others in completing tasks
Willingly responds to requests for assistance from other team members
Participates in monitoring of PI process
IDENTIFIES AND PARTICIPATES IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Maintains current knowledge about equipment
Capable of reasonable troubleshooting
Correctly calibrates equipment on a daily basis and as needed
Updates knowledge as equipment changes are made
Stores equipment correctly
Checks and observes equipment for general safety
Ability to recognize electrical interference and how to avoid it's occurrence
Recorders and all patient cables maintained in excellent working condition
Performs QI checks on the equipment
Seeks out PI projects that will benefit quality patient care
Participate in Cardiology Division PI projects
Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues.
TO CONTINUE PROFESSIONAL GROWTH BY MAINTAINING KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIOLOGY, FULFILL MMCI AND DEPARTMENT MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.
Attend other options such as seminars and college classes
Participation in department decision making
Input on new products
Input on policy changes
Willingly shares knowledge and guides new orientees
Certificate Program in the field(s) of Preferred
. 1-3 years of experience in/with stress testing and working with EKGs is Preferred.
License and Certification
Valid Driver's License in the state of ILOther: Proof of auto insurance.Additional Information: CPR Certification (can obtain during orientation period) and basic knowledge of reading EKG are required.
Required English Skills
. Other: Advanced technical/clinical reading, writing & oral skills.
. Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor