Technician- Cardiac

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.

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.
  • Specimen collection: routine urine, labs as directed by the RN.
  • Assists with activities of daily living (ADL's), skin care, tube and catheter care, turning, positioning, transfer and ambulating, range of motion (ROM), hot and cold compresses.
  • Provides hygiene and comfort measures to include bathing/showering, pericare.
  • Changes linen as needed.
  • Empties drainage bags and records outputs, disposes of bodily fluids/waste.
  • Distributes and removes food trays, sets up meal trays, positions and prepares patient for meals, assists and/or feeds patient, assists with menu selection, records calorie counts, provides snacks and fluids, monitors head of bed (HOB) with patients receiving tube feedings.
  • Assists with turning, coughing, and deep breathing; reapplies O2 cannula/mask, provide portable oxygen tank for transport.
  • Starts IV's as directed by the RN.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG's.

Job Function: Communication
  • Communicates patient observations to RN timely and appropriately.
  • Orients patients and visitors to room and unit and updates the white boards appropriately.
  • Records measurements and patient data.
  • Documents treatments and procedures performed.
  • Responds to and utilizes nurse call system.
  • 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
  • Participates in patient admission, transfer and discharge.
  • Demonstrates helpfulness, cooperation and respect for team members in pursuit of unprecedented patient care.
  • Other duties as delegated.


Job Function: Safety Measures
  • Ensures call lights are within reach of patients.
  • Answers call lights promptly.
  • Ensures placement of patient identification bands.
  • Ensures that side rails and restraints are applied for patient safety and per policy.
  • 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