Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
The Cardiology Diagnostic Technician II is an experienced technician who performs a variety of routine to complex electrocardiograms (12 lead EKGs), Holter monitor applications and exercise/treadmill, including pharmacological and echo stress tests for both inpatient and outpatient exams. Processes and transmits EKG, Holter monitor and stress test data to designated software applications. Ensures exams are available for physician interpretation for completion of exam, including paperwork and reconciliation of exams. This job collaborates with all members of the patient care team.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE - 20%
SERVICE - 30%
1.Performs diagnostic electrocardiograms (12 lead EKGs) and Holter monitor exams that requires precise placement of electrodes to the assigned area for accurate EKG data.Proactively identifies issues and how to address them for optimum results. (EF)
2.Performs exercise/treadmill Stress Tests including documentation of patient vital signs, symptoms and tolerance of exam. (EF)
3.Executes exercise/treadmill Stress Tests protocol proficiently as directed by the Cardiologist. (EF)
4.Provides care for the physical needs of patients when conducting the EKG, Holter exams and Stress Tests. As well as, educates patients on the required care of the monitoring unit and electrode care, who require inpatient or outpatient Holter monitoring. (EF)
5. Provides direct assistance to physicians and other health care team members during diagnostic exams.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
FINANCE - 10%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
1.Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities.
2.Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Technician.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below
1 year experience as a technician performing a variety of electrocardiograms (12 lead EKGs), holter monitor applications and Stress Tests; will consider internal candidates with 6 months experience as a Cardiology Diagnostic Technician I
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
to perform the Essential Functions of the Job
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