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Cardiology Technician - On-Call

at Kaiser Permanente

Posted: 12/20/2017
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 657873

Job Description

Under direct supervision, performs patient care & clerical duties to assist medical providers in the care & treatment of patients w/ or evaluation of cardiovascular disease. Performs & assists variety of routine & specialized technical procedures associated w/ cardiology testing (EKG, Holter/Event monitors, Stress testing, Simple Implantable Cardiac Device Interrogations). Makes members/patients & their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops & sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understands member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations & needs. Builds rapport & cooperative relationship w/ members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs & resolves problems. Works w/ other cardiac techs to create a team atmosphere & open communication.
Essential Functions:
• Reviews patient's medical records to obtain patient's previous EKGs. Reviews appointment schedule to determine appropriate patient visit order, greets & escorts patient to exam or treatment room in a caring & courteous manner. Instructs &/or assists patients in preparation for scheduled procedures.
• Interviews patient to determine reason for visit, takes weight and vital signs, e.g blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, pulse ox; records information in patient's medical record; and reports findings to appropriate personnel, according to standard requirements.
• Reports to appropriate personnel (RN , NP, or MD) when patient exhibits distress, SOB, chest pain, diaphoretic, nausea and vomiting, dusky in color, pain, or when the patient verbalizes complaints or pain.
• Performs electrocardiograph testing according to precise standards. Activates & monitors process to ensure technical quality of electrocardiograms, records results following standard procedures.
• Assists w/performing treadmill stress testing (including ability to educate patient about echo, treadmill, nuclear stress tests, pharmacological stress testing according to standard requirements.).
• Ability to report & identify EKG changes during treadmill tests, to assist RN's during testing.
• Applies holter/event monitors; educates the patient w/ holter/event monitor procedure.
• Educates the patients on technical equipment (such as implantable devices) and procedures per KP Policies/Departmental guidelines.
• Assists medical providers w/routine & specialized examinations & procedures as approved by the Nursing Manager
• Performs appropriate basic, routine and regular delegated medical functions as directed and within appropriate scope of practice as inferred by knowledge, skill level, and KP guidelines (e.g. EKG tests, sputum specimens, and urine cultures) using appropriate instruments, techniques, and specimen labeling process.
• Prepares exam rooms for medical providers by monitoring supply inventory, cleaning, stocking & arranging supplies, equipment & instruments.
• Responsible for maintaining Oxygen tanks (inventory, tanks are operational).
• Physically demanding position.
• Screens & routes incoming telephone calls, takes & relays messages to appropriate personnel.
• Performs routine clerical & reception duties as required, to ensure efficient functioning of department.
• Orders, stores & maintains adequate inventories of departmental supplies used for cardiac test, exams & procedures.
• Works w/ peers to coordinate daily tasks & schedules.
• Demonstrates customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand KP customer needs.
• Demonstrates flexibility and readily assists other staff members.
• This job description is not all encompassing.


Basic Qualifications:
• N/A
• High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
• Successful completion of an approved program in 12 Lead EKG testing and interpretation.
• ONE (1) of the following:
• Passing grade in a Medical Assistant (MA) program with one (1) year experience of cardiac related experience,
• Certified Cardiac Technician (CCT),
• Bachelors of Science degree in Medical or Health Sciences,
• (Copy of diploma and transcripts from programs required).
License, Certification, Registration
• BLS certification.

Additional Requirements:
• N/A

Preferred Qualifications:
• ACLS is preferred.
Must have BLS and EKG Rhythm Class
Primary campus location is Rock Creek with travel to Franklin as needed