Cardiac Stress Technician - Full-time (2 positions available)
Company: Digirad Corporation
Posted on: April 25, 2021
Job Description We are currently seeking a Cardiac Stress
Technician - Full-time (Paramedic skillset) to join our team!
Digirad, a publicly-held company with over 600 employees
nationwide, is one of the largest national providers of mobile
imaging solutions to physician practices, hospitals and imaging
centers. We provide our customers with certified personnel,
required licensure, imaging systems, support, and supplies for the
performance of nuclear and ultrasound imaging, neuropathy
diagnostics, and various other procedures and services. We also
manufacture and sell medical diagnostic imaging systems including
solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general
nuclear medicine applications, as well as provide service and
support on these products. POSITION SUMMARY: 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. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully an
individual must be able to perform each essential function
- 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
- 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
- Enhancing professional growth and development through
participation in continuing education courses, educational
programs, and maintaining of required licenses and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Any other duties assigned by supervisor. Experience and Skills
Prefer 1 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
- 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. Physical
Activities: 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 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. An
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Drug Free
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