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Cardiology Tech I

Location: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 722193 Date posted: 08/07/2018
Description:
Under direct supervision, administers, observes, processes, routes, documents & files EKGs & signal average EKGs; notifies cardiologist &/or registered nurse immediately on life threatening concerns; responds to codes; strives to achieve excellence in patient care & satisfaction; assists w/ training on EKG machine operations & procedures; participates in quality assurance; performs routine clerical duties; In addition, administers, observes, processes, routes, documents & files Holter Monitor & Events Monitor Tests; assists cardiologist or registered nurse in conducting cardiac stress tests & pacemaker checks; assists lead technician w/ orientation & training.

Essential Functions:
- Prepares patient for EKG by explaining procedure; attempts to allay patient fears & elicit patient cooperation.
- Prepares EKG equipment & examination area; operates EKG machine properly; conducts EKG tests; obtains EKG results before releasing patient; reports abnormal data, as indicated on EKG printout, immediately to physician to review.
- Maintains cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification & functions effectively as performer, recorder or circulator during code situations; responds w/ EKG equipment to codes during regular working hours; performs EKG test & observes patient following code.
- Processes & completes all tests results for review by cardiologist; compiles & enters test results into final format; follows established procedures in delivery of test results to referring physician & medical record.
- Trains staff & peripheral clinic supervisors on EKG machine operations, processing, & transmission; assigns operator codes as needed.
- Remains abreast of new information in realm of EKG procedures & products through in-services, educational offerings, written literature, & other media. In addition, remains abreast of new information pertaining to cardiac monitors & other cardiology related matters.
- Using written materials or under direct supervision of physician, instructs patients on Holter Monitoring, Trans-Telephonic Event/Loop Monitoring, signal average EKG testing, & pacemaker checks; maintains records on patients receiving such services.
- Conducts Holter Monitoring including attaching & disconnecting leads, taking test tracing to assure proper functioning of monitor, & reviewing & rewinding patient tapes; leaves tape & diary in proper order for Holter Monitor tech.
- Reviews & scans Holter Monitor data; using existing protocols, recognizes & reports abnormalities; prepares preliminary report for review by cardiologist; notifies cardiologist immediately on life-threatening arrhythmias.
- Assists registered nurse &/or physician in preparing patient for stress test; conducts treadmill test; observes EKG rhythm throughout test & recovery; reports significant changes immediately to physician or registered nurse.
- Assists registered nurse &/or physician w/ symptomatic patients who experience adverse effects of test; HELPS monitor patient during treatment.
- Obtains signal averaging EKGs on patients in accordance w/ established protocols.
- Provided meets certification & training requirements in pacemaker/ICD, performs pacemaker checks according to manufacturer & department procedures; makes adjustments to device according to direction of practitioner, nurse or device manufacturer representative; uses pacer monitor to obtain pulse width, rate & duration; alerts cardiologist of any notable changes.
- Maintains accurate & complete documentation & records; generates reports as needed; enters information in database system; ensures data integrity.
- Participates in quality assurance activities.
- Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, & abilities in area of specialization.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to provide care &/or service appropriate to age groups served.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care &/or service.
- Performs other duties & accepts responsibility as assigned.
- Takes & reports patient's vital signs when requested.
- Answers telephone; ascertains caller's needs & assists them accordingly; obtains & records pertinent information; schedules patients for testing; releases confidential information only as directed by physician.
- Operates office equipment (i.e., computer, calculator, copier, telephone).
- Maintains equipment & supplies in clean, orderly, usable condition; reports malfunctions/needs to supervisor for appropriate action.
- Completes & processes accurate paperwork in timely manner; logs all tests performed; compiles data for other departments, i.e., appointment coordination, medical economics.
- Assures that all test results/reports & other necessary information are placed into patient's medical records; files departmental copies.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- One (1) year of inpatient & outpatient EKG and Holter Monitor hook-up experience.
Education
- Completion of formal post high school training courses in basic, intermediate and advanced 12 Lead EKG; or equivalent combination of education (lesser)&experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
 
Additional Requirements:
- Pass Kaiser 12 Lead EKG test by 80%.
- Ability to read EKGs and arrhythmias.
- Familiarity with EKG machines.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, written communication, systems thinking, and problem solving.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.
- Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.
- Reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
- Training/giving and receiving instructions.
- Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration and alertness.



Preferred Qualifications:
- Two (2) years of experience in event Holter scanning and stress testing.
- One (1) year of pacemaker experience.
- Associate's degree in cardiac technology.
- Completion of device vendor training (in-service and/or certification).
- Formal coursework or demonstrated competency in pacemaker, ICD and Biventricular devices.


- Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).


- Familiarity with event Holter computer and treadmill.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Hospital/Medical Offices 3288 Moanalua Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: HERE-Local 5 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Electrocardiography Travel: No

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