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UnityPoint Health Cardiology Specialist in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint - Allen Hosppital

Full-Time Benefit: 32 hours weekly; holiday/weekend rotation

Responsible for performing electrocardiogram on all ages, assisting with cardioversions, setup, monitoring and conducting exercise and drug-induced cardiac stress testing and other services.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Requisition ID: 2022-114600

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: OtherCardio-NonInvasive- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.80

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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