Cardiac Technician

Job Description

The Cardiac Technician provides basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. The Cardiac Technician maintains an orderly, clean, and safe environment for patients and visitors.

Responsibilities

Job Function: 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 Function: Patient Care
  • Provides all patient care in a manner that is culturally based and age-specific
  • Measures vital signs, records observation of skin integrity, intake & output, height & weight (bedside or w/c scale); reports all changes including mental status.
  • Changes linen as needed.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG's.
  • Must learn abnormal heart rhythms and monitor patients with the RN during stress testing
  • Place holter and cardiac event monitors
  • reviewing reports for holter and cardiac event monitors, and starting interpretation report for MD
  • Call patients to answer questions and for scheduling of testing
  • May need to travel between the 3 locations (WCS, MAB, MID)

Job Function: Communication
  • Communicates patient observations to RN timely and appropriately.
  • Records measurements and patient data.
  • Documents treatments and procedures performed.
  • Reception and phone duties, as directed.
  • Retrieves information from the computer.
  • Performs patient pre-procedural and follow-up phone calls.

Job Function: Environment
  • Facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe and organized environment for patients and coworkers.
  • Removes equipment when no longer in use to appropriate area for cleaning.
  • Re-orders and stocks materials as necessary.
  • Reports maintenance issues.

Job Function: Teamwork
  • Demonstrates helpfulness, cooperation and respect for team members in pursuit of unprecedented patient care.
  • Other duties as delegated.


Job Function: Safety Measures
  • Uses proper body mechanics and universal precautions.


Qualifications

Minimum Education Required:

High School Diploma or GED

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION:
  • BLS

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum Required: 0-6 months of experience required
  • Preferred: 1-2 years equivalent experience

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