Cardiac Stress Technician II- Ephrata Community Hospital

Ephrata, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 65941

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, 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, assess patient condition, collect and interpret clinical information for appropriateness for ordered test, explain procedure, obtain consent, provide 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: enter and retrieve patient data from software applications (Pyramis, Centricity/PACS, USA, Power Chart)
  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.
 

Qualifications

  • High School or G.E.D.
  • CCT certification (16 credits/3yrs.) required
  • BLS Certification required
  • Good computer skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient care
  • 1-2 years preferred and a CCT certificate
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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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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)