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Responsible for performing and assisting with cardiac diagnostic testing procedures.
Responsibilities: 1. Prepares patient and equipment for all stress testing procedures. 1.1 Check for accurate and complete physician order for test/procedure. 1.2 Inform front desk staff, nurse or supervisor before patient is brought back for test/procedure if not accurate or complete. Confirm correct name on hospital billing sheet. 1.3 Obtain and record patient identification and current pregnancy status. 1.4 Explain testing procedures to patient to ensure cooperation and reduce anxiety. 1.5 Review risks and potential complications of tests/procedures with patients. 1.6 Obtain informed consent and patient signatures as required. 1.7 Obtain and record accurate medical history including current medications. 1.8 Fills out protocol worksheets completely and accurately. 1.9 Insert IV according to established guidelines maintaining aseptic technique. 1.10 Prepare patients chest and apply 12 lead EKG electrodes to patient as per guidelines. Shaves male chest as needed. Applies electrodes in a manner that reduces artifact on EKG recording. If artifact on recording, redoes prep on patient as needed to obtain recordings without artifact. 1.11 Attach electrodes to 12 lead EKG systems. 1.12 Performs baseline 12 lead EKG and obtains baseline blood pressure and heart rate and enters into stress test system. 1.13 Prepare stress test room, equipment, IV and medications for use by nurse during testing. 1.14 Assess vital signs per established protocol and as directed by nurse or physician. Accurately assesses blood pressure of patients walking on treadmills. 1.15 Monitors patient confort and safety during procedures. Notifies nurse or physician of unsafe situations in a timely manner. 1.16 Remove IV and electrodes from patient and disconnects patient from monitoring devices when testing is complete. Assists patient with dressing, ambulation or ADLs as needed. Escort patient to waiting room. 1.17 Cleans room and euipment after procedures and tests are completed in a timely manner. 1.18 Apply BLS algorithms in cases of emergency under the supervision of the nurse or physician. 1.19 Compliance with established departmental policies and procedures, nuclear safety and environmental and infection control standards. 2. Apply 24 hour Holter monitors and event monitors on patients. Download returned holter monitors into system. 2.1 Checks for accurate and complete physician orders for test/procedure. 2.2 Informs front desk staff, nurse or supervisor before patient is brought back for test/procedure if not accurate or complete. Ensures hospital billing sheet has correct name on it. 2.3 Obtain and record patient identification and current pregnancy status. 2.4 Explain holter/event monitor procedures to patient to gain cooperation and reduce anxiety. 2.5 Obtains informed consent and patient signatures as required. 2.6 Obtains and records accurate medical history including current medications. 2.7 Completes holter monitor information sheets completely and accurately. 2.8 Prepares patient''s chest and correctly applies electrodes as per established practice. Shaves men''ts chest as needed. Apply electrodes in a manner that reduces artifact on EKG recording. If artifact on recording, prepares patient as needed to obtain recording without artifact. 2.9 Attach monitoring wires as per guiidelines. 2.10 Confirm monitor is working correctly and has good ECG waveforms. 2.11 Accurately submits information on Mednet enrollment forms including computer. 2.12 Instructs patients on holter monitor guidelines and directions for use of monitors. Instructs patients of diary use. Copies forms for tracking and places said forms in appropriate locations. Answers all patient questions. 2.13 Notify nurse or physician of adverse patient symptomatology in a timely manner. 2.14 Download returned holter monitor into computer system completely and accurately. 2.15 Complete holter monitor tracking forms completely and accurately. 2.16 Sanitize room and all equipment after patient use. 3. Performs 12 lead EKG and rhythm strip for nurse or physician interpretation. 3.1 Checks for accurate and complete physician order for 12 lead EKG procedure. Ensures hospital billing sheets are correct. 3.2 Inform front desk staff, nurse or supervisor before patient if brought back for test/procedure if not accurate or complete. Obtain accurate and complete order before testing/procedure initiated. 3.3 Obtain and record patient identification. 3.4 Explain testing procedures to patient to gain cooperation and reduce anxiety. 3.5 Obtains and records accurate medical history including current medications. 3.6 Fills out EKG information sheets completely and accurately. 3.7 Prepares patient chest and correctly apply 12 lead EKG electrodes to patient as per established guidelines. Shaves male chest as needed. Apply electrodes in a manner that reduces artifact on EKG recording. If artifact on recroding, re-prepares patient as needed to obtain recordings without artifact. 3.8 Performs 12 lead EKG and rhythm strips. 3.9 Removes electrodes from patient and assist with dressing as needed. 3.10 Give12 lead EKG, ryhthm strip and information sheet to nurse for review. 4. Performs PVRs. 4.1 Checks for accurate and complete physician order for PVR procedure. Ensures hospital billing sheets are correct. 4.2 Informs front desk staff, nurse and/or supervisor before patient is brought back for test/procedure if not accurate or complete. Obtains accurate and complete order before testing/procedure initiated. 4.3 Obtains and records patient identification. 4.4 Explains testing procedures to patient to gain cooperation and reduce anxiety. 4.5 Obtains and records accurate medicalhisotyr including risk factors, medications and current symptoms. Enters information into PVR systems accurately. 4.6 Fills out PVR information sheets completely and accurately. 4.7 Apply cuffs to arms, thighs, calves, ankles and toes in proper positions. 4.8 Uses doppler probes correctly and captures accurate doppler waveform tracings. 4.9 Records doppler waveform tracings in computer system as per guidelines. 4.10 Clean gel off patient, remove cuffs and helps them dress if needed. 4.11 Print out PVR reports when completed. 4.12 Complete PVR tracking forms accurately. 5. Performs administrative and environmental duties. 5.1 Performs hopistal bundling in a timely and accurate manner. 5.2 Completes pharmacologic stress test medication checklist in a timely and accurate manner. 5.3 Complete stress test/procedure reports in system and messaged to physician in the timely fashion. 5.4 Orders, sorts and stores supplies following established guidelines. 5.5 Restocks testing and procedure rooms as required. 5.6 Sets up equipment according to established guidelines. 5.7 Relays instructions to patients and their families. 5.8 Clean testing and procedure rooms between patient visits to maintain infection control. 5.9 Clean all equipment, including stress test treadmill and patient tables after each use. 6. Performs other related duties as assigned. 6.1 Respect and promote patient rights. 6.2 Maintains patient confidentiality. 6.3 Responds appropriately to emergency situations. 6.4 Shares problems related to patients and/or staff with supervisor promptly. 6.5 Check schedules and organizes patient flow. Other information:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum two years experience in a hospital or medical office setting.
LICENSURE: Certified Nurse's Aide for CT or Certified Medical Assistant PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
Requires extended periods of sitting, walking and standing. Moderate unassisted lifting to 30 lbs.