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EKG Tech II - Arrhythmia Center(Days)PRN

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   8/31/2017
Job Title: 
EKG Tech II - Arrhythmia Center(Days)PRN
Job Category:   Clinical:Cardiac/Catheter/Perfusion/EKG/EP Lab
Location:   Houston
Texas
 
Job Description:   **EKG Tech II - Arrhythmia Center(Days)PRN** **Description** **BaylorSt. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary:** Performs EKG's; charges and edits EKG's after physician interpretation; Assists with EKG training; connects and disconnects holter and event monitors; Performs signal average EKG's; and Bio-Z testing. Performs tests on adolescents, adults, and elderly patients. **Qualifications** **Education and Licensure/Certification:** High School Diploma/GED Successfully completed a basic EKG course and passed the required examination CPR certified Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) High quality tests performed as monitored through Quality Enhancement Program **Minimum Experience:** One (1) Year of Experience **Minimum Knowledge,Skills, and Abilties:** Minimum of (6.months in performing EKG's monitoring EKG's, or holter monitoring scanning **PositionResponsibilities:** 1. Performs routine EKG's and rhythm strips in all patient care areas 2. Responds to and Performs STAT EKG's and attends CODE BLUE situations 3. Observes and reports potentially lethal arrhythmias to the charge nurse or physician 4. Performs special electrocardiography procedures, such as signal average EKG, and esophageal lead tracings 5. Completes preparation of 12 lead EKG tracings for processing and physician interpretation 6. Edits EKG's interpreted by the cardiologist and Prepares for distribution to the patient's medical record 7. Charges for tests completed 8. Prepares connects and disconnects holter and event monitoring equipment 9. Assists in orientation and training of staff to perform EKG's 10. Maintains equipment by daily checking, stocking and cleaning 11. Investigates minor equipment malfunction and Implements corrective action, reports major malfunction to Biomedical Engineering 12. Will participate in the Quality Enhancement Process 13. May be asked to perform other related duties **Job** Allied Health **Primary Location** TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** PRN **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0127041
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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