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Cardiovascular Care Technician - Clinic - Lakeville, MN

Allina Health

Allina Health

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Buffalo, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

January 22, 2024

Department:

31095029 AHMHI Lakeville PB Revenue

Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

40

Union Contract:

Non-Union

Weekend Rotation:

None

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

Allina Health is excited to open a new Specialty Center in Lakeville!

We are seeking qualified candidates for our Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI) clinical services that will be located within the new Lakeville Specialty Center.

This site is scheduled to open Spring 2024, 18465 Orchard Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044.

This need is for a 1.0FTE (~40 hours per week) and full-time benefit eligible.

Clinic schedule TBD, but hours will be between Monday - Friday.

Job Description:

A Principle Responsibilities

  • Completes patient rooming.
    • Rooms patients, gathering all necessary information from the patient and documents in record.
    • Documents the chief complaint/reason for visit.
    • Accurately and thoroughly reviews patient’s current medication and updates medication list.
    • Ensures all allergies are documented.
    • Communicates with physician about the patient reason for visit and any concerns.
  • Facilitates and participates in the continuum of patient cardiovascular care in partnership with physicians and nurses.
    • Provides instructions to patients regarding diagnostic testing and/or lifestyle modification instructions and coaching to patients.
    • Assists with program development and initiatives.
    • Educates/instructs patient and families on cardiovascular related issues, including exercise prescriptions, heathy lifestyle habits, and preventative care indulging age specific and cultural considerations.
  • Assists with Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Therapy.
    • Performs EECP under direction of RN/MD. Monitors/Evaluates ECG waveforms including determining T-waves and proper EECP timing.
    • Monitors pressure waveforms including identification of systole and diastole and timing to the ECG waveform during treatment.
    • Identifies precautions and contradictions in high risk patients; daily vitals including blood pressure, weight, symptoms, and seeking proper attention from a physician or RN, ECG rhythm and pulseRecognizes precautions and contradictions and seeking proper attention from a physician or RN; follow up on MD/RN recommendations.
    • Maintains detailed daily logs of treatment sessions and symptoms; schedules follow up visits and assists with collection of research based questionnaires (pre and post).
    • Provides detailed orientation of EECP therapy for patients and their families; describing the procedure and its physiological effects; availability as a resource for potential patients.
    • Keeps area clean & stocked as needed. Request supplies.
    • Preloads charts.
  • Completes visit preparation – obtaining necessary documentation, records prior to the patient’s visit.
    • Works collaboratively with outside organizations to obtain patient records.
    • Scans records following HIM processes and protocols.
  • Cardiac diagnostic testing.
    • Possesses basic understanding of cardiac diagnostic testing and procedures.
    • Able to differentiate between stress tests; able to provide basic to advanced information and instructions to patients.
    • Explains diagnostic test to patient and provides instructions as needed.
  • Performs 12-lead EKG testing as requested or ordered.
    • Places leads on patient.
    • Troubleshoots equipment problems.
    • Identifies and instructed with age specific and cultural considerations.
    • Obtains MD signature.
    • Documents charges.
  • Maintains clinic environment.
    • Checks crash cart daily & complete log sheet making sure that equipment is operational, lock secure & outdates are within spec.
    • Checks blood glucose monitor daily.
    • Ensures all clinical areas are stocked with necessary supplies.
    • Checks equipment to ensure working order.
    • Ensures all areas of the clinic are properly cleaned at the end of the day or as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • High School or GED
  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology or related field
  • Completion of EKG identification course
  • 6 months experience in direct patient care


Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal training as EMT, Cardiology Technician, EKG Tech, etc.
  • 2 to 5 years experience in direct patient care in a cardiovascular setting


Licenses/Certifications

  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Allina Health required within 180 Days



Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently

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