EKG Tech PRN

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Location:
Fort Worth, TX US
Job ID:
97925
Department:
CARDIAC DIAGNOSTIC
Area of Interest:
Patient Support Services
Job Type:
PRN
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Fort Worth

Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is seeking an EKG Tech to work PRN.

Work Hours: Variable days from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Required minimum education: High School Diploma or GED
Required minimum experience: One year as an EKG technician and/or PCT with EKG experience
Required license/certification: CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers
Required skills (if applicable): EKG monitoring and knowledge of EKGs; computer skills; communication skills; high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
Job reports to (title of the position): Manager and/or Director of Cardiovascular Diagnostics.
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number of incumbents for each job title: None

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Actively participates in helping department meet Key Performance Indicators. Assumes responsibility for/participates in projects.
• Attends at least 50% of required staff meetings and mandatory meetings.
• Participates in continuing education meetings offered within the hospital.
• Reads and responds to email in a timely manner.
• Evidence of participation in process improvement activities.
• Evidence that 95% of minutes from staff meetings are read if not in attendance at meeting.
• Assists with Patient Safety Observation and adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals.
• Prepares room for patient procedures and ensures that emergency equipment is checked and operational daily.
• Verifies physician orders and exam requisitions are accurate to ensure correct procedure is performed.
• Greets and acknowledges patient, using two patient identifiers (patient name and DOB) while comparing information to patient ID band and physician order.
• Obtain patient history, provide instruction to patient, ensures that patient consents have been completed prior to testing.
• Properly preps patient for stress testing and/or Holter application.  Ensures patient is properly draped to warrant privacy and dignity.
• Appropriately handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes, urine bags or other devices.  Contacts nurse and/or NP when unsure of proper care of patient and informs them of patient condition or change in condition promptly.
• Demonstrates knowledge of emergency equipment per BLS/CPR instruction.  Notifies nurse/unit personnel immediately for potential life threatening findings per BLS/CCT.  Proper use of Code Blue button and call Rapid Response Team (RRT) as needed.
• Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient and notifies proper authorities for safety concerns.
• Processes patient information/diagnostic test data including documentation as required in Care Connect, Muse, and/or Xcelera applications.
• Utilizes proper phone (business) etiquette.
• Uses Transport Tracking as needed in a timely fashion and monitors patient arrival and departure.
• Individualizes care base upon population-specific needs.

KEYWORDS:
"EKG", "RRT", "CCT", "PCT", "PRN", "THR", "Texas Health"


Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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