Cardiac Technician, Central Monitoring Unit

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Preparation and performance of ECG monitoring during exercise stress testing, to evaluate cardiovascular function. Holter Monitors hook-up removal and scanning.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION -

(CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Job Functions

- Monitor cardiac status, ECG and blood pressure during treadmill, bicycle, or drug induced stress test. Implement customer relation standards to all customers. Prepare and educate patient for test. Obtain signature of patient and physician on consent form. Clean, stock and maintain equipment. Maintain CPR certification current. Fax test to appropriate doctors. Process test, including entering the orders for appropriate test, and filing test back.

- Verify patient identification with charge requisition. Remove Holter monitor within one hour of scheduled removal time. Log patient's name in Holter log book in front office, as well as putting in necessary charges for patient. Download recordings to scanner. Scan Holter recording, identifying, and labeling arrhythmias. Edit data, choosing rhythm strips for physician viewing, and preparing summary report. Hook-up patient, patient education, and registry with event monitor service.

- Perform other related duties as directed or required. Obtain and check accuracy of requisition charging for each test. Retrieve previous test for physician comparison. Accurately record information in appropriate log book, charge requisition, quality assurance date, tracings, and consent forms. Retrieve, copy and send reports to specific areas upon request. Accurately schedule patient tests. Copy, mail and label ECG reports. Assist with filing and processing other non-invasive tests when time permits. Perform patient follow-up phone calls.

Qualifications

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for planning daily tasks including EKGs, stress testing, holter monitor application and scanning.

Qualifications - I

Knowledge and Skills

Education: Requires high school diploma or GED, with the formal education to perform the required tasks.

Years of Experience: At least one year of experience.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Must be trained or have experience in performing EKG's.