The Cardiology Tech 3 performs all EKG and other testing procedures to support physicians in the delivery of patient care, as well as instructs, trains and mentors junior staff. Records electromotive variations in action of heart muscle by using electrocardiograph machine to provide data for diagnosis of heart ailments.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Participates in the training of junior staff to assist their developmental efforts. Instructs and trains new personnel in the proper use of equipment and testing protocols in a professional manner. Mentors junior techs in the proper procedures of arrhythmia recognition to ensure their use of safe testing methods. Completes all necessary steps to acquire and process electrocardiograms. Explains test procedures as needed to prepare patients for the process and to provide them with the necessary instructions. Reviews medical record and documentation before each stress test to ensure department standards for safety and appropriate procedure have been met.Utilizes all equipment associated with EKG procedures properly and records the necessary information accurately to obtain high quality results. Monitors vital signs as well as recording EKG data during study to ensure safety of patient; recognizes life-threatening arrhythmias and notifies physician of abnormal results. Performs Signal Average EKGs. Performs Holter monitor hookup using established policy. Also hooks up Event recorders and TTM's and edits data for interpretation by a physician. Independently scans Holter monitor tapes and assembles report for physician to read. Performs Treadmill Stress Tests and monitors patient?s vital signs to ensure patient safety. Performs EECP treatments. Performs Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. Takes call to ensure coverage for illness and emergency stress tests during nights and weekends. Performs basic functions on MUSE EKG database system. Downloads EKG's accurately for proper storage and retrieval; performs retrievals, editing and backups as necessary to maintain the integrity of the data. Prints record and attaches proper documentation to tracing for all billing transactions. Performs retrieval and report distribution tasks quickly and efficiently. Inputs patient demographic and test data into computerized EKG machine accurately and in a timely manner. Performs regular data backup and routine problem solving on the system. Participates as part of diagnostic team, when working with other departments, to provide ancillary cardiac testing services. Fulfills continuing education and/or certification requirements to maintain required qualifications. Takes responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provides necessary documentation on such requirements. Maintains cleanliness of work area, including monitoring supplies. Maintains equipment in operational condition by replenishing paper and reporting any problems to the appropriate person in a conscientious and timely manner.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Must be able to pass departmental skills evaluation. Use of basic office equipment and computer literacy required. Ability to multi-task and self-lead problem solving skills. Ability to demonstrate precision and flexibility.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.