Cardiac Stress Technician I

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 62960

Position Summary:

Part Time (40 hours bi-weekly)

Monday-Friday Days with weekend rotations

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs electrocardiograph and stress tests utilizing clinical knowledge and professional judgment within the parameters of professional and departmental standards and protocols. Assesses and provides care for the patient prior to, during and post testing. Prepares and communicates all pertinent information related to testing procedure.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Possesses the knowledge and skills level to administer treadmill and pharmacological protocols for stress tests which includes: monitor, record, and interpret EKG tracings for diagnostic purposes, determine appropriate testing protocol, recognize presence of permanent pace maker, calculate and record diagnostic parameters, monitor and evaluate patient tolerance to test including chest pain, submit test to physician.
  2. Responsible for patient safety including recognizing cardiac arrhythmias and respond according to emergency protocols utilizing BLS skills and obtaining emergency medical equipment.
  3. Provides care to patient: obtain history, assesses patient condition, collects and interprets clinical information for appropriateness for ordered test, explains procedure, obtains consent, provides personal care/hygiene
  4. Assists cardiologist with suctioning for TEE procedure.
  5. Performs electrocardiograms. Possesses knowledge of rhythm recognition to notify physician of abnormal EKG and patient's total condition throughout the test.
  6. Maintains clinical information: enters and retrieves patient data from software applications (Epic and Epiphany)
  7. Maintains operational knowledge of Noninvasive Cardiology equipment with ability to troubleshoot this equipment.
  8. Performs clerical duties: schedule procedures utilizing knowledge of test codes, inventory management, transport tracking
  9. Trains/precepts new employees
  10. Performs tests with portable equipment in patient room when necessary.
  11. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  12. Attends meetings as required.
  13. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  14. Performs other related duties as identified.
  15. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment.
  16. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  17. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  18. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards, cleans equipment.
  19. Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department. Maintains established policies and procedures, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.
  20. Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
  21. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  22. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, attends in-services, and staff meetings as required.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • Preferred 6-12 months.
    • Req Course(s)/TrainingSuccessful completion of Basic EKG course for cardiac arrhythmias or equivalent BLS
    • Pref Cert/Registration CCT
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)