UnityPoint Health

Cardiology Specialist

Requisition ID
2022-107907
Category
Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
City
Waterloo
Department
OtherCardio-NonInvasive- Logan
State
IA
FTE
0.8
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Day shift 8am-430pm
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint - Allen Hospital

Part-Time: 8am-430pm; .7 FTE; on call every 4th weekend 

 

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 Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards 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 development opportunities 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. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

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.

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