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Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist

Location
Washington, Washington DC
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022
Job Summary
  • The incumbent in this position will perform non-invasive testing for use in the diagnosis of heart and vascular diseases. This includes exercise stress testing, pacemaker evaluation, tilt table, Holter Monitor, SAECG, transtelephonic monitoring, ECG, and respiratory analysis. The cardiovascular technologist facilitates the operational activities of these functions. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Minimum Qualifications
  • CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.
  • Education/Training
    • Associate or Bachelor of Science degree preferred.
Experience††††††††††††â€
    • One year experience preferred

  • License/Certification/Registration
    • †††††††††††††††††††††Current registration or registry eligible (sit for exam with 1 year of hire) in one of the following with BLS. PALS and or ACLS is preferred.
    • Accreditation as an Exercise Test Technologist by the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM)
    • Registered Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) by the American Society for Cardiovascular Professionals.
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    • Certified Cardiovascular Technician (CCT)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Current knowledge in the field of cardiovascular physiology, coronary disease, multiple system illnesses and familiar with effective methods of patient and family teaching. Individual must be adaptable in order to perform in all aspects of non-invasive cardiovascular testing. The individual must be able to remain calm and function in emergency situations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Completes all the responsibilities and duties related to the operation and performance of exercise stress testing, pulmonary stress testing, respiratory analysis, Holter monitor, ambulatory blood pressure, cardiac event monitor, pacemaker evaluations, SAECG, and ECG's.
  • Calculates and records test results; prepares preliminary interpretation and/or review of the examination to provide input in the evaluation of the data and to contribute relevant technical information.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records of collected data including final calculations and diagnostic impressions.
  • Recognizes and carts patients' arrhythmias, recognizes life-threatening or unusual heart rhythms and reports them immediately to the physician.
  • Obtains pertinent clinical information from the patient, referring physician or patient's record in order to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic information.
  • Performs general maintenance and quick control checks on all lab equipment. Uses computerized self diagnostic programs to identify and locate nature of faults in the equipment.
  • Maintains all laboratory supplies through periodic inventory; processes supply requisitions as needed.
  • Explains non-invasive diagnostic procedures to the patient.
  • Prepares appropriate billing for each patient (CPT/ICD-9).
  • Receives telephone calls, patient and s and visitors skillfully and handles with efficiency.
  • Maintains standards for patient safety and infection control for the Non-Invasive Cardiology Labs.
  • Attends Non-Invasive Cardiology Conferences.
  • Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations standards in all activities.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 673801571-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Washington, Washington DC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent