Responsible for preparing for and performing cardiac stress tests (all forms). Incumbent must also be proficient in the performance and preliminary analysis of EKGs. Familiarity with all related equipment is essential. Lastly, the incumbent will provide input to assistant director of newest developments in cardiac testing procedures and other duties as assigned. Promotes the smooth and efficient operation of the Cardiopulmonary Department through the appropriate utilization and management of all clerical functions within the department document handling and disposition, interpersonal relationships and information gathering and dispersion.
- Knowledgeable with department policies and procedures; thorough knowledge of departmental forms, and protocols.
- Ability to provide proper patient care and education in a variety of settings.
- Competency in working with computerized systems. Obtains patient identification information into the computer.
- Obtain and recognize normal/abnormal patient data during stress tests, EKGs, and scanning Holter monitors
- Recognizes cardiac arrhythmias, monitors vital signs and intervene appropriately.
- Able to perform duties necessary to respond to cardiac emergencies
- Notifies physician and department director with any critical values, or patient care concerns.
- Documents critical values on proper form, and completes incident reports when necessary.
- Collects and records data correctly
- Exam rooms and equipment are cleaned between patients and at the end of the day.
- Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
- Attends educational in-service programs to maintain competency.
- Attends hospital in-service programs and training.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Independently recognizes and performs duties which need to be done without being directly assigned. Establishes priorities; organizes work and time to meet them. situations.
- Recognizes and responds to priorities, accepts changes and new ideas. Has insight into problems and the ability to develop workable alternatives.
- Accepts constructive criticism in a positive manner.
- Adheres to attendance and punctuality requirements per hospital policy. Provides proper notification for absences and tardiness. Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences or tardiness.
- Understands and abides by all departmental policies and procedures as well as the Codes of Ethics, HIPAA requirements and patient rights.
- Complies with federal, state, local laws that govern business practices. Complies with all Department of Health Services requirements for the State, and CMS standards that apply to the position.
- Is knowledgeable and adheres to JCAHO/ CMS standards specific to the position.
- Participates actively in ensuring that all state and federal rules and regulations are followed as they apply to this position.
- Attends scheduled in-service and mandatory in-service. Communicates ideas to supervisor for a safer layout of equipment, tools, and/or processes.
- Observes dress code policy and wears hospital identification as required by our policies and procedures.
Education and Experience:
- RN with minimum of two years of nursing experience in one of the following: Cardiac Care, ICU, Emergency Services, or Progressive Cardiac Care
- Licensed in the state of Ohio
- Hold current and maintains recertification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- A minimum of an associate degree preferred
- Hold current and maintains recertification in Basic Life Support (CPR)
- Proficiency in Cardiac Monitoring
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database products.
- Must be highly motivated and willing to assume additional jobs and duties as needed.
- Must be able to handle stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions and distractions.
- Hours must be flexible to accommodate for needs of patients other unscheduled events.
- Must be able to prioritize tasks and adhere to strict deadlines.
- Sitting 3-6 hours a day
- Wrist deviation (side to side and up and down) 3-6 hours a day
- Occasionally lift/carry up to 35 pounds
- Occasionally be exposed to hazardous chemicals or infections