Summary This position supports Mercy#s philosophy of patient centered care by Performing Electrocardiograms in a variety of settings, including the Emergency Department and all in-house locations. Performs Holter and Event monitor placements. Designated EKG technicians may perform general floor respiratory therapy procedures in accordance with education requirements. Job/Position Specific Duties Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions Ensure that all accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome. Performs EKG services according to established procedure of the hospital Performs specialty EKG#s, such as pediatric, pacemaker magnet check and right-sided EKGs Reconciles all EKGs with order and assigns to physicians appropriately and in timely manner Distinguishes critical values and follows through on provider notification for inpatients and outpatients. Differentiates STAT EKG process Maintains equipment and able to troubleshoot issues that arise Assists with the training of new employees, student interns, and employees of other departments. Places EKG#s in appropriate physician#s box, collects and sorts interpreted tracings and performs all necessary paperwork including distribution of reports Performs event monitor and holter monitor placement with appropriate paperwork. Performs general respiratory therapy if applicable. Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions N/A Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Basic EKG interpretation skills preferred, some medical terminology preferred Professional Experience# Required vs. Preferred Cardiology, nursing, EMT services, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Therapy or equivalent work experience preferred. Education-Required vs. Preferred High school education or GED equivalency required Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification, in accordance with American Heart Association required. Physical Activity Requirements Constant = 67-100% of workday Reaching # Frequent = 34-66% of workday Standing Walking Fingering Talking Hearing Balancing Pushing Pulling Grasping Feeling Handling # Occasional = 33% or less of workday Lifting Repetitive motion Stooping Kneeling Crouching Climbing # Physical Demand Requirements Light: Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently Associated topics: cardiology, cardiovascular, congestive, electrophysiology, failure, hhp, interventional, invasive, non interventional, non invasive
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