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Cardiology Specialist

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewUnityPoint - Allen HosppitalFull-Time Benefit: 32 hours weekly; holiday/weekend rotation - -Responsible for performing electrocardiogram on all ages, assisting with cardioversions, setup, monitoring and conducting exercise and drug-induced cardiac stress testing and other services. -Why UnityPoint Health?? -

Commitment to our Team - We've been named a by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.? -Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.? -Benefits - Our competitive program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.? -Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.?Development - We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.? -Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.?? -Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. ? -Responsibilities
  • Performs electrocardiograms (EKGs) on infants, pediatrics and adults in all areas of the hospital, including critical care, emergency department, pre-op clinic, surgery recovery, and general medical nursing units.
  • Responsible for the transmission of electrocardiograms (EKGs) tracings from electronic medical record system to other hospital systems for interpretation. Transmits electrocardiograms (EKGs) to electronic medical record system for processing.
  • Completes electrocardiograms (EKGs) before scheduled surgeries and responds to stat and timed electrocardiogram (EKG) requests.
  • Responsible for the instruction, setup and monitoring of cardiac stress testing.
  • Identifies and responds to acute changes in electrocardiogram (EKG) during stress testing.
  • Compiles and processes stress testing reports.
  • Assists in cardioversion when applicable.
  • Verifies all infection control measures regarding electrode cable cleaning between patients including recorder protection when performing procedures on isolated patients.
  • Performs routine equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Retrieves electrocardiograms (EKGs) reports on request.
  • Conducts audits of reports to assure proper patient identification, complete documentation of procedures, and proper processing and interpretation of reports.Qualifications
    • Associates degree in respiratory therapy.
    • 3-6 months experience in non-invasive cardiology, e.g. EKG, cardiac stress testing. 1 year experience preferred.
    • Licensed in the state of Iowa as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
    • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with the National Board of Respiratory Care.
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board of Respiratory Care preferred.
    • Basic computer skills, read, writes, comprehends and speaks English.
    • Basic 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) interpretation, including basic ACLS arrhythmias, signs of ischemia, injury and infarct.
    • Application of oxygen (O2).
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including airway management, oxygen (O2), bag-valve-mask ventilation, cardiac compression until respiratory therapy staff arrive.
    • Operation and performance of 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) tracings.
    • Special electrocardiogram (EKG) lead tracings on physician request.
    • Electrocardiograms (EKG) setup and monitoring during cardioversion.
    • Operation of cardiac stress testing equipment, including patient info input, protocol selection, treadmill instruction and operation, tracing recording, blood pressure and electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring, patient recovery and report processing.
    • Communicates patient changes, special needs, or inabilities to attending hospitalists and cardiologists.
    • Works with Nuclear Medicine staff when performing stress tests in conjunction with cardiac nuclear scans.
    • Responds promptly to schedule changes for urgent test needs.
    • Ability to respond to medical emergency team calls.
    • Ability to cross train into Respiratory Therapist position in the event of a patient surge.
      • Area of Interest: Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing;
      • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.80;
      • Department: OtherCardio-NonInvasive- Logan;
      • Shift: 8;
      • Job ID: 114600;

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Waterloo , Cardiology Specialist, Healthcare , Waterloo, Iowa

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