The Cardiology Tech 2 is responsible for performing non-invasive, stat, pre-operative and outpatient EKG testing to support physicians in the delivery of patient care. Records electromotive variations in action of heart muscle by using electrocardiograph machine to provide data for diagnosis of heart ailments. May assist junior staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Completes all necessary steps to acquire and process electrocardiograms and other tests.
Explains test procedures to prepare patients for the process and to provide them with the necessary instructions. Utilizes all equipment associated with EKG procedures, and records the necessary information to obtain high quality results. Monitors heart rates, arrhythmias and blood pressure, under the supervision of a physician.
Performs Holter Monitor Hooks ups. Performs event recorder hook-ups and trans telephonic monitoring in the Pacemaker Clinic. Performs stress tests under the supervision of a Senior EKG Technician or a physician. Perform Enhanced External Counteropulsation (EECP) treatments. Performs Signal Average EKGs. Performs Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
Performs basic functions on the MUSE EKG database system. Reviews medical record and documentation under supervision of a physician, nurse, or senior EKG tech to ensure department standards for safety and appropriate procedure are met.
Utilizes all equipment associated with EKG procedures properly and records the necessary information accurately to obtain high quality results.
Monitors vital signs under the supervision of a physician, nurse or senior EKG tech, as well as recording EKG data during study to ensure patient safety. Participates as part of diagnostic team, when working with other departments, to provide ancillary cardiac testing services.
Downloads EKG's accurately for proper storage and retrieval; performs retrievals as necessary. Prints record and attaches proper documentation to tracing for all billing transactions. Inputs patient demographic and test data into computerized EKG machine accurately and in a timely manner.
Instructs and trains new personnel in the proper use of equipment and testing protocols in a professional manner. Mentors junior technicians in the proper procedures of arrhythmia recognition to ensure their use of safe testing methods.
Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Must be able to pass departmental skills evaluation.
Use of basic office equipment and computer literacy required.
Ability to multi-task and self-lead problem solving skills.
Ability to demonstrate precision and flexibility.
BENEFITS Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!