Job Information

University of Utah Health Cardiology Stress Test Technician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position has the responsibility of performing the preparation and application of monitoring systems during provocative stress procedures.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares the application of monitoring systems used during the provocative stress procedures.

  • Operates sophisticated computerized data acquisition equipment used in obtaining electrocardiograms of patients undergoing various stress procedures.

  • Performs medical procedures involving a treadmill and bicycle exercise tolerance tests, Thallium, Muga, and oxygen consumption stress tests.

  • Observes and monitors the patient stress test by gradually increasing the speed to observe the effect of increased exertion.

  • Assists the stress test proctor in monitoring patients throughout the course of the procedure, and may perform IV access.

  • Monitors for malignant arrhythmias and changes in ECG pattern.

  • Participates in the training of other cardiac technicians in special procedures.

  • Prepares and processes paperwork from electrocardiograph readings for the physician's review.

  • Collaborates with physicians and cardiac sonnographers regarding symptoms, complications, patient history, and test results.

  • Maintains accurate logs of patient information regarding electrocardiograph readings and cardiac studies.

  • Prepares and processes billing paperwork, and assists in maintaining filing cards and patient folders.

  • Performs minor maintenance and cleaning of equipment, and restocks supplies.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated, in depth understanding of 12 lead electrocardiolography.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all cardiac arrhythmias, potential risk, and their impact on the study being performed.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to anticipate, the causes of ECG artifacts encountered during stress procedures in order to reduce or eliminate these problems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cardiac medications.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.

  • The ability to assess data regarding the patient's status.

  • Ability to provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Ability to know when to involve a physician in a study.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Two years of direct patient care experience, or educational equivalency.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Experience as a Paramedic, AEMT, telemetry technician, or other role in the medical field and/or an emergency care setting with experience responding to emergent cardiac and pulmonary events.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

Interested in this opportunity?

Socialize this job opportunity to a friend, colleague, or family member:

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 65207

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 0700-1730

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Clinical

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH ANC 14A NONINV DIAGNOSTIC

Category Cardiology