Kaiser Permanente Cardiology Tech II in Honolulu, Hawaii
Under direct supervision, administers, observes, processes, routes, documents and files EKGs and signal average EKGs; notifies cardiologist and/or registered nurse immediately on life threatening concerns; responds to codes; strives to achieve excellence in patient care and satisfaction; assists with training on EKG machine operations and procedures; participates in quality assurance; performs routine clerical duties.
Essential Functions: - Prepares patient for EKG by explaining procedure; attempts to allay patient fears and elicit patient cooperation. - Prepares EKG equipment and 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 and functions effectively as performer, recorder or circulator during code situations; responds with EKG equipment to codes during regular working hours; performs EKG test and observes patient following code. - Processes and completes all tests results for review by cardiologist; compiles and enters test results into final format; follows established procedures in delivery of test results to referring physician and medical record. - Trains staff and peripheral clinic supervisors on EKG machine operations, processing, and transmission; assigns operator codes as needed. - Remains abreast of new information in realm of EKG procedures and products through in-services, educational offerings, written literature, and other media. - Maintains accurate and complete documentation and records; generates reports as needed; enters information in database system; ensures data integrity. - Participates in quality assurance activities. - Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization. - Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served. - Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service. Non-Essential Functions - Takes and reports patient's vital signs when requested. - Answers telephone; ascertains caller's needs and assists them accordingly; obtains and 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 and supplies in clean, orderly, usable condition; reports malfunctions/needs to supervisor for appropriate action. - Completes and 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 and other necessary information are placed into patient's medical records; files departmental copies.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - N/A Education - Completion of formal post high school training courses in basic 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.
Additional Requirements: - Pass Kaiser 12 Lead EKG test by 80%. - Ability to read basic EKGs and arrhythmias - Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, and written communication. - 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.
Preferred Qualifications: - One (1) year of experience in inpatient and outpatient EKG testing. - 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 EKG machines.
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Cardiology Tech IILOCATION Honolulu, HIREQNUMBER 614754
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.