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Presbyterian Healthcare Services Cardiac Medical Assistant II - Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Presbyterian is hiring a Cardiology Testing Tech for the Heart Group at Presbyterian Hospital. The cardio testing tech provides primary support to the provider by proactively anticipating the provider’s needs, preparing the patient for the visit using established patient preparation guidelines, maintaining efficient patient flow, and assisting the provider with treatments and procedures

Uses advanced training to perform procedures with completed and documented competency, within scope of certification and PHS policy and under the direct supervision of the provider. These procedures include performing treadmill exercise tolerance tests, stress echocardiograms, 6-minute walk tests, and nuclear stress tests. May need to provide coverage to other departments as necessary.

Type of Opportunity: Full Time

FTE: 1.000000

Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days M-F

Connect with a Recruiter and text directly at (505) 560-1367**

Experience:

*1 year of cardiac medicine experience

*BLS (AHA and ASHI Healthcare Provider) required

*Annual Basic Arrhythmia Class and Pass Basic Arrhythmia Challenge Test within 9 months of hire date

Treadmill Training Protocol

Completes all Organizational, Department of Nursing and Department-Specific competency training/requirements within 3 months of hire

Has completed (CCT) Certified Cardiographic Technician examination

Requires knowledge of complex cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias.

Preferred:

Completed Medical Assistant program, or Exercise Science or Clinical Physiology program from an accredited school preferred

3 years of experience as a Medical Assistant, cardiac technician, clinic or hospital experience preferred

ACLS preferred

Education:

High School Diploma or GED

Review patient history to determine appropriate method of testing. Obtain and document routine vital signs.

Treadmill exercise tolerance tests

Stress echocardiograms

Nuclear stress tests

Identify abnormalities during testing, determine corrective actions, and elevate to appropriate provider during an emergency

Performing Electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG) and bring abnormal findings to cardiologist attention when needed

Indirect Care Activities: Responsible for Kanban system for stocking exam rooms and procedure room. Maintains a clean, organized, safe, well-stocked environment, and follows infection control and regulatory standards.

Monitors testing schedule to identify no show for rescheduling by the schedulers through epic. Places reminder calls to patients

Manages referrals for diagnostic testing or specialist

Assists nursing office manage and maintain tracking of Advanced Directives, FMLA, and other patient forms

Customer Service and Caring Practices: Applies AIDET principles as well as good listening, oral and interpersonal communication skills to create a supportive, therapeutic environment, and provides responsive, compassionate care in meeting patient, significant other, and family requests and needs.

Communication: Communicates pertinent patient data to provider, keeping him/her informed of issues and concerns regarding patients or the environment.

Quality Improvement: Works collaboratively with care team to meet process improvement goals and clinical quality metrics. Responsible for orientation and training of new cardiology techs under the direction of the Clinic Manager. Serves as a mentor for newly hired cardiology techs

C.A.R.E.S Commitments: Demonstrates CARES Commitments:

Collaborative

Accountable

Respect

Engage

Serve

Teamwork:

Participates on interdisciplinary team to meet patient care and clinic operation needs, working cooperatively with others to accomplish required work in a timely and efficient manner.

Visit Navigation: Prepares patient for the visit using established patient preparation guidelines, collecting appropriate and accurate data, and providing all aspects of primary support to the provider.

Equipment and Procedures: Uses patient care equipment and performs patient procedures in a safe, competent manner according to defined standards of practice.

Operate Q-Stress equipment, sphygmomanometer, Epic and Merge application with proficiency.

Message Management / Test Result Notification: Responsible for taking patient calls and initiating Telephone Encounter(s) for the providers and care team. Ensures accurate, timely response to and documentation of patient calls, message requests, and notification of test results. Trained in various programs to include but not limited to scheduling, prior authorizations, and referral management.

Reviewing information from device and arrhythmia monitoring and prepares official report for Cardiologist to review

Direct Care Activities: The Cardiology Testing Tech-Noninvasive I is required to complete advanced skills such as Basic Arrhythmia Class and Treadmill Training Protocol within 9 months of hire date.

We offer more than the standard benefits!

Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!

Learn more about our employee benefits:

https://www.phs.org/careers/employee-benefits/Pages/default.aspx

Why work at Presbyterian?

As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.

Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.

About Our Regional Delivery System

Presbyterian's Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico

New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.

Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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Requisition ID: 2022-31280

Street: 1100 Central Avenue SE

JobTitle: Cardiac Medical Assistant II - Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care

City: Albuquerque

Offer Disclaimer: The compensation range for this role takes into account a wide range of factors, including but not limited to experience and training, internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. Compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each offer.

Minimum Offer: USD $17.80/Hr.

Maximum Offer: USD $26.46/Hr.

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