Cardiac Technician

 
Position: Cardiac Technician

Job ID: 148752

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Cardiology - ECG

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org

Summary:

We are searching for a Cardiac Technician – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will serve as a member and/or provider advocate by possessing knowledge and understanding of the organization's processes, policies, and procedures. This role will investigate, resolve, or facilitate resolution of simple to moderately complex issues or questions reported by departments within the organization. You will be the first point of contact for assistance and information regarding eligibility, benefits, authorizations, claims, referrals, and any other needs. This position will assist and advocate for members and providers throughout the complaint and appeal process and assist members with timely appointment scheduling.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs 15-lead electrocardiograms including rhythm strips, atrial ECG’s, and esophageal ECG’s, and cardioscan monitor placement for both inpatients and outpatients
  • Performs inpatient ECG’s as requested
  • Documents completion of ECG’s and cardioscan monitors in each respective logbook
  • Prepares patient for exercise testing including providing appropriate instructions and correct electrode placement
  • Completes service item charge form for each ECG, cardioscan, or exercise test performed and places in the appropriate box for the business office to pick up
  • Writes patient name, the medical record number, and the name of the physician in ECG log book with documentation of the test performed
  • Distributes reports to the appropriate destination by MUSE, fax, or mail within 24 hours of receipt from interpreting physician
  • Retrieves reports from MUSE system as requested by physicians or co-workers
  • Attends all mandatory staff training/development meetings as documented in staff meeting minutes
  • Inspects equipment daily and reports all malfunction of equipment to the manager or biomedical engineering


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of mandatory CPR check-offs (infant, child, and adult) annually
  • Ability to use MUSE/MARS systems
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as an ECG technician is preferred
  • Knowledge of field from reading pertinent educational materials or courses taken


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