Kaiser Permanente Cardiology Tech I in Honolulu, Hawaii
Under direct supervision, administers, observes, processes, routes, documents & files EKGs & signal average EKGs; notifies cardiologist &/or registered nurse immediately on life threatening concerns; responds to codes; strives to achieve excellence in patient care & satisfaction; assists w/ training on EKG machine operations & procedures; participates in quality assurance; performs routine clerical duties; In addition, administers, observes, processes, routes, documents & files Holter Monitor & Events Monitor Tests; assists cardiologist or registered nurse in conducting cardiac stress tests & pacemaker checks; assists lead technician w/ orientation & training.
Prepares patient for EKG by explaining procedure; attempts to allay patient fears & elicit patient cooperation.
Prepares EKG equipment & examination area; operates EKG machine properly; conducts EKG tests; obtains EKG results before releasing patient; reports abnormal data, as indicated on EKG printout, immediately to physician to review.
Maintains cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification & functions effectively as performer, recorder or circulator during code situations; responds w/ EKG equipment to codes during regular working hours; performs EKG test & observes patient following code.
Processes & completes all tests results for review by cardiologist; compiles & enters test results into final format; follows established procedures in delivery of test results to referring physician & medical record.
Trains staff & peripheral clinic supervisors on EKG machine operations, processing, & transmission; assigns operator codes as needed.
Remains abreast of new information in realm of EKG procedures & products through in-services, educational offerings, written literature, & other media. In addition, remains abreast of new information pertaining to cardiac monitors & other cardiology related matters.
Using written materials or under direct supervision of physician, instructs patients on Holter Monitoring, Trans-Telephonic Event/Loop Monitoring, signal average EKG testing, & pacemaker checks; maintains records on patients receiving such services.
Conducts Holter Monitoring including attaching & disconnecting leads, taking test tracing to assure proper functioning of monitor, & reviewing & rewinding patient tapes; leaves tape & diary in proper order for Holter Monitor tech.
Reviews & scans Holter Monitor data; using existing protocols, recognizes & reports abnormalities; prepares preliminary report for review by cardiologist; notifies cardiologist immediately on life-threatening arrhythmias.
Assists registered nurse &/or physician in preparing patient for stress test; conducts treadmill test; observes EKG rhythm throughout test & recovery; reports significant changes immediately to physician or registered nurse.
Assists registered nurse &/or physician w/ symptomatic patients who experience adverse effects of test; HELPS monitor patient during treatment.
Obtains signal averaging EKGs on patients in accordance w/ established protocols.
Provided meets certification & training requirements in pacemaker/ICD, performs pacemaker checks according to manufacturer & department procedures; makes adjustments to device according to direction of practitioner, nurse or device manufacturer representative; uses pacer monitor to obtain pulse width, rate & duration; alerts cardiologist of any notable changes.
Maintains accurate & complete documentation & records; generates reports as needed; enters information in database system; ensures data integrity.
Participates in quality assurance activities.
Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, & abilities in area of specialization.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to provide care &/or service appropriate to age groups served.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care &/or service.
Performs other duties & accepts responsibility as assigned.
Takes & reports patient's vital signs when requested.
Answers telephone; ascertains caller's needs & assists them accordingly; obtains & records pertinent information; schedules patients for testing; releases confidential information only as directed by physician.
Operates office equipment (i.e., computer, calculator, copier, telephone).
Maintains equipment & supplies in clean, orderly, usable condition; reports malfunctions/needs to supervisor for appropriate action.
Completes & processes accurate paperwork in timely manner; logs all tests performed; compiles data for other departments, i.e., appointment coordination, medical economics.
Assures that all test results/reports & other necessary information are placed into patient's medical records; files departmental copies.
- One (1) year of inpatient & outpatient EKG and Holter Monitor hook-up experience.
- Completion of formal post high school training courses in basic, intermediate and advanced 12 Lead EKG; or equivalent combination of education (lesser)&experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Pass Kaiser 12 Lead EKG test by 80%.
Ability to read EKGs and arrhythmias.
Familiarity with EKG machines.
Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, written communication, systems thinking, and problem solving.
Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.
Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.
Reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
Training/giving and receiving instructions.
Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration and alertness.
Two (2) years of experience in event Holter scanning and stress testing.
One (1) year of pacemaker experience.
Associate's degree in cardiac technology.
Completion of device vendor training (in-service and/or certification).
Formal coursework or demonstrated competency in pacemaker, ICD and Biventricular devices.
Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Familiarity with event Holter computer and treadmill.
TITLE: Cardiology Tech I
LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.