Cardiac Stress Technician
The Cardiac Stress Technician will work under the direct supervision of site physician, performing various professional and administrative duties related to nuclear medicine stress testing. This includes but not limited to patient preparation, administration of exercise and pharmacological stress tests, and application of ACLS measures to patients when directed.
1. Preparation of patient for stress testing procedure.
2. Assess patient’s blood pressure, pulse, respirations, lung sounds, and establish Peripheral Intravenous (IV) access.
3. Set up and monitor patient through 12 lead EKG stress testing including application of 12 lead and rhythm identification and interpretation.
4. Preparation of pharmacological stress agents, dose calculation and administration.
5. Under the direct supervision of the site physician, application of ACLS algorithms if patients experience heart problems or cardiac arrest during procedure including administration of resuscitation pharmacological agents, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement and suctioning.
6. Driving company van and following Radiation Safety and Department of Transportation regulations.
7. Preparation and tear down of mobile operations at customer site including preparing and inventorying pharmaceutical and medical supplies brought to customer site, assisting in loading/unloading of equipment in/out of van, set up/tear down of equipment in customer site, and disposal of medical waste.
8. Responsible for maintaining non nuclear medical supplies and equipment, including but not limited to ordering non-radioactive pharmaceuticals, receiving such pharmaceuticals, ensuring their safe and compliant storage, completing monthly inventory reports, maintaining hub defibrillators, ensuring scheduled maintenance is completed and batteries checked, ensuring crash cart(s)/medical supply cart(s) are stocked, inventoried, and non radioactive pharmaceutical expiration dates are monitored including the disposal of expired non radioactive pharmaceuticals, and responding to any drug recalls as per established procedures.
9. In cooperation with the Business Director, participates in the training and mentoring of new employees.
o Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and patients and gain their trust and respect.
o Maintain patient confidentiality in all areas
o Ability to react in an emergency and determine the best course of action or care for the patient, and application of ACLS algorithms, if physician is providing direct supervision.
o Able to work independently and under pressure.
o Must have valid driver’s license with no major violations
Education and Experience:
o A Certification, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field
o American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and CPR courses.
o Some experience in the medical field and/or an emergency care setting with experience responding to emergent cardiac and pulmonary events is preferred.
o Experience with starting IV’s, EKG lead placement and interpretation
o Must be able to stand for long periods of time
o Required to push/pull 800lbs+ of medical equipment.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled