We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress Technician to join our team!
DIgirad was recognized as a Medallion Winner for the Workplace Excellence Award in 2011 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Digirad, a publicly-held company with 350 employees located nationwide, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a leading developer and manufacturer of solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications.
Digirad is also one of the largest national providers of in-office nuclear cardiology imaging services to physician practices, hospitals and imaging centers through its Digirad Imaging Solutions (DIS) division. Digirad provides support and service to nearly 1,000 clients located throughout the USA today.
Under the direct supervision of the site physician, performs various professional and administrative duties related to nuclear medicine stress testing including but not limited to: patient preparation-including IV start and EKG lead placement interpretation, administration of exercise and pharmacological stress tests, and application of ACLS measures to patients when directed. Activities not performed at the physician site are supervised by the Area Supervisors and Business Directors.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
Assist the Area Supervisor and Business Director in handling the issues that arise at customer sites the CCT/CST staff is servicing; ensure CCT/CSTs are meeting and exceeding the needs of all physicians and their office staff.
Along with Area Supervisors and Business Directors, manage hub records and filing according to state and other regulatory agencies guidelines, including patient medical records, billing records and customer schedules.
Responsible for Fleet Management at assigned hub(s) by assisting the Corporate Fleet Manager and/or regional administrative staff in coordinating scheduled maintenance, repairs, annual registration renewals and the reporting any vehicle damage.
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.
In cooperation with the Area Supervisor and Business Director participates in the training and mentoring of new CCT/CST employees.
Preparation of patient for stress testing procedure, including patient interviews, obtaining medical history, obtaining patient consent and signatures, and conducting patient teaching related to nuclear imaging procedure including risks and complications.
Assess patient’s blood pressure, pulse, respirations, lung sounds, and establish Peripheral Intravenous (IV) access.
Set up and monitor patient through 12 lead EKG stress testing including application of 12 lead EKG monitor pads and application leads. EKG Rhythm identification and interpretation.
Preparation of pharmacological stress agents, dose calculation and administration.
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.
Driving company van and following Radiation Safety and Department of Transportation regulations for purpose of transporting equipment, medical supplies, radioactive material and staff to customer site.
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 DIS equipment in customer site, and disposal of DIS medical waste.
Completion of daily paperwork at customer site including obtaining physician signature(s), photocopying, and faxing.
Complying with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety and environmental standards.
Enhancing professional growth and development through participation in continuing education courses, educational programs, and maintaining of required licenses and certifications.
Any other duties assigned by supervisor.
Minimum three (3) or more years experience in an emergency care setting with experience responding to emergent cardiac and pulmonary events (i.e., critical care setting, emergency room setting, and emergency medical services setting). Required to start IV’s, place EKG leads and interpret EKG rhythms. Daily pushing/pulling of medical equipment 800 lbs+.
Demonstrate current competency and skills by documentation of a Certification, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field, continuing licensure and education credits in knowledge and skills related to emergency care or paramedicine. Will have current certification demonstrating successful completion of an American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and CPR courses.
Ability to (Competencies):
Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to our customers and their patients.
Maintain patient confidentiality in all areas
React in an emergency, assessing the situation and determining the best course of action or care for the patient using a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; application of BLS measures in case of emergency if physician is not on the premises, and application of ACLS algorithms in such cases if physician is providing direct supervision.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and patients and gain their trust and respect.
Able to work independently, and work under pressure.
On a routine basis-Must be able to stand for long periods of time; including- walking, stooping, turning and lifting up to 50lbs. Required to push/pull 800lbs+ of medical equipment in and out of a van, in and out of multiple medical facilities, tight quarters and elevators. Intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Digirad is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Digirad seeks to employ candidates directly and therefore does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please, no phone calls.
Digirad offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, FSA/HSA accounts, company-paid life, voluntary short and long term disability insurance plans and a 401(k) retirement plan with company match, paid time off (PTO) and holiday pay.
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