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Cardiac Procedures Tech

Company: Advocate Health
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists the RN with the daily care of assigned patients, including bathing, oral hygiene, repositioning, ambulation and feeding. Also performs general cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Performs a wide variety of patient care tasks to support activities of daily living, as well as specific technical tasks and/or monitoring required for the patients' individualized written care plan.
  • Measures and documents blood pressures, temperature, pulse, respiration (TPRs), intake and output (I & O), daily weights, and other patient data as requested. Promptly communicates observations, concerns and needs of the patient to the RN.
  • Independently performs more advanced patient care treatments as delegated by the RN, which may include but not be limited to arterial sheath removal, bladder scanning, insertion and removal of Foley catheter, drawing arterial blood sample and performing activated clotting time (ACT ) point-of-care testing on arterial blood samples, using telemetry system and bedside monitoring system, intravenous (IV) insertion, site care and removal (peripheral), telemetry monitoring and interpretation, performing a 12 lead electrocardiogram (ekg), and phlebotomy.
  • Monitors patient and keeps RN informed of patient status. Contacts RN if the following situations arise: hypotension, dysrhythmias, chest pain, hypoglycemia or any procedure site complications; follows established procedure for emergency care that may arise while caring for the patient until the RN arrives.
  • Performs data collection for presence of pain, procedure site checks, extremity pulse checks and reports to RN.
  • Reports and documents in electronic medical record, accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions to the appropriate person.
  • Prepares patient rooms for admission/discharge and assists with the patient admission/discharge process.
  • Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
  • Assists with post-mortem care as needed.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providerscertification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and
    • Nurse Aide in good standing as indicated with the State Registry in which the team member practices.Education Required:
      • High School Graduate.Experience Required:
        • Typically requires 2 years of experience in acute patient care as a Nursing Assistant.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
          • Successful completion of telemetry education and competency completion within six months of hire. Must maintain competency thereafter.
          • Post hire, must maintain successful completion of unit-based clinical training in caring for patients with interventional procedures. Candidate must achieve competency within six months of hire and maintain competency thereafter.
          • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills essential.
          • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
          • Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities.
          • Must be able to communicate, read and write proficiently in English.
          • Must possess basic keyboarding and computer skills.
          • Must function well independently and proficiently in a functional role.Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
            • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above shoulders frequently during the work shift.
            • Must be able to:
            • lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
            • Lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
            • Carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
            • Push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
            • Perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present.
            • Will be required to use foot pedal on carts or machines.
            • Must have functional vision and hearing.
            • Will be exposed to the following hazards on a continuous basis: mechanical, electrical, chemical, radiation, and blood and body fluids; therefore, protective clothing (i.e. gloves, goggles, gown) must be worn as necessary.
            • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Keywords: Advocate Health, Kenosha , Cardiac Procedures Tech, Healthcare , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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