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Cardiac Technician EKG MHB

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Part Time w/Benefits FTE: 0.600000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Summary:

Perform technically correct EKG. May assist in all aspects of stress testing, including patient hook up, data entry and vital signs throughout the testing cycle. May apply and remove 24-hour ambulatory EKG (holter) monitor. May scan data files and assemble report for physician interpretation. Prepares all reports for physician interpretation (EKG, stress test, and Holter Monitor). Store, transmit, query, edit and check all EKG's using site-specific EKG machines and manual or electronic EKG management system.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Successful completion of EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician Program within one (1) year of employment
  • One year certificate program or AAS in allied health science recommended
  • Must be able to achieve and maintain BLS certification if working in the Cardiac Stress Lab
EXPERIENCE
  • Prior patient care experience and/or EKG experience helpful
  • Keyboard and computer knowledge

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Work requires precision in recording and preparing data, recognizing that errors may have serious consequences for patients
  • Must pay strict attention to detail and maintain alertness to detect evidence of irregularities in tracings as well as equipment malfunctions
  • Must be organized in maintaining workflow
  • Must possess patience and maturity in dealing with patients and families as well as medical staff and other hospital personnel
  • Must be able to tolerate highly charged emotional situations, such as when called to a cardiac arrest

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Must be available for hired hours of work
  • Extra hours of work to cover PTO and varying shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Carries beeper/cellphone that may interrupt breaks/lunches

ENVIRONMENT
  • Intermittent exposure to a few unpleasant physical conditions
  • Exposure to patients who may be confused or combative
  • Exposure to infectious disease processes
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