CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.
S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.
S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection.
With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
GENERAL SUMMARY :
Under supervision, performs pharmacologic stress tests, treadmill and bike stress tests, and monitors adult patient’s condition, rhythm and vital signs before, during and after stress testing according to Iowa Heart Center’s policies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Screens patient’s medical record for diagnosis and order for procedure. Greets, educates and prepares patients for procedure (testing) according to protocol.
Establishes IV sites and administers intravenous medications as a part of various diagnostic tests.
Maintains procedure rooms with necessary supplies and materials.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Ensures proper functioning of equipment and reports malfunctions to department director
Performs stress test according to protocol. Documents appropriate information.
Instructs and educates patients regarding ordered tests and follow-up.
Participates in ALARA Program.
Files records and reports as needed.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Maintains safe and clean work environment.
Successfully completes Iowa Heart Center Skills Evaluation for Stress Testing
Travels to other Iowa Heart Center offices as needed.
Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Current Paramedic Specialist Designation for the State of Iowa
Prior experience and / or training of cardiac monitoring and patient assessment preferred.
Valid Iowa Driver’s / Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.
ACLS within 6 months of hire
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class within 6 months of hire.
Level II 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.
Level III Advanced 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.