Centura Health EKG Technician in Parker, Colorado
Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.
_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 130067_
_Recruiter Contact:_ NicoleMiyata@centura.org
_Clinic/Department:_* 7381 PARKER CARDIAC DIAGNOSTICS*
_Hospital:_* PARKER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL*
_Schedule:_ This is a Per Requested Need (PRN) or “as needed” position. There are not a guaranteed number of hours offered each week. This position is not benefits eligible.
EKG Technician performs inpatient and outpatient 12 Lead electrocardiograph recordings, holter/event monitor placement/scanning as needed, and treadmill stress testing along with related documentation.
_Minimum Education Requirements_
- High school graduate or GED
_Minimum Experience Requirements_
- Previous patient care experience; on the job training; good verbal and written skills; basic clerical, computer data entry and math skills.
Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association
Basic EKG certification require within 6 months of hire date
Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) within 18 months of starting this role with any Centura Health facility
_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_
Confirms that appropriate patient information is present and complete prior to starting a procedure.*
Confirms patient identification and understanding of procedure.*
Performs thorough and accurate routine and emergency EKGs as ordered by physician.*
Presents all STAT EKGs to RN immediately after completion.*
Responds immediately to ‘Code Blue’ as required.*
Provides patient with emotional support.*
Performs specialized testing using computer assisted devices including holter/event monitor application, signal averaged EKG and treadmill stress tests.*
Maintains and reviews equipment, ensuring proper function and machine calibration; informs biomed when malfunctions occur.*
Recognizes and promptly acts upon unusual heart rhythms or patient response by informing primary health care team to ensure patient safety and foster optimal outcome.*
Promptly trouble-shoots and corrects recording instrument malfunction or unusual patient problems which interfere with the recordings.*
Processes patient and department records ensuring documentation of performed tests in accordance with hospital standards.*
Communicates in a clear and courteous manner with patients, families, visitors, co-workers, physicians and other departments.*
Maintains patient confidentiality.*
Serves as a patient advocate.*
Follows through and tracks proper handling and completion of patient care documents and charges.*
Maintains high skill level through ongoing training and attendance at 80% of staff meetings.*
Provides on-call coverage for the Cardiovascular Services Department.*
Demonstrates ability to organize tasks and prioritize workload with minimal supervision.*
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective EKG services.*
- Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.