Provides office stress testing support to assure high quality and service to patients.
Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
2 years post-graduation experience as a clinical assistant of exercise physiology; cardiology experience preferred.
CPR certification. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification. ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) certification as an Exercise Test Technician or Exercise Specialist preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of EKG interpretation; demonstrated proficiency in blood pressure monitoring; demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Actively participates in the direct delivery of patient care which can include performing cardiac monitor study hook-ups, home sleep testing, endovenous ablation set-up, and port removal set up to render appropriate clinical support to the physicians and mid-level providers.
Assists in coordinating patient care with clinical staff by reviewing the patient schedule at the beginning of each day to ensure appropriate support is available at the appointed times.
Completes patient assessment by identifying chief complaint, obtaining Review of Systems, updating medication list, completing vital signs, performing ECGs when required to render appropriate clinical support to the physicians and mid-level providers.
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Interacts with patients, physicians and staff by obtaining and communicating essential data and assisting other team members to coordinate the effective transmission of patient related information.
Maintains a regulatory/compliance environment by following organizational policies and procedures to ensure compliance to state, local, and federal standards and regulations.
Maintains a safe office environment by following practice policies and procedures to ensure office is in full compliance with OSHA practices.
Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides direct patient care by following practice policies and procedures to conduct stress testing to include treadmill stress tests, nuclear stress tests, and stress echocardiograms.
Reads and interprets EKGs.
Reviews physician orders for appropriateness of testing before beginning stress tests.
Verifies, confirms, and submits pharmacy refill requests by following office policies, which includes e-prescribing, to ensure accurate and timely drug therapy.