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Cardiac Transporter - Overnight Shift

  • Job ID: 205941272
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 10:00pm - 6:30am - Rotating weekend shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Transport Services
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.59 to $26.02 / hour

Description

Purpose:

Under general supervision, conducts electrocardiographic tests on patients of the UPMC Health System for diagnostic purposes. Performs support functions required to complete the testing and report procedures. Delivers medical supplies, equipment, and materials to various areas within UPMC. Transports/send specimen samples from designated patient care units and clinics to various laboratories.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with electrocardiographic management, Clinicpac and Medipac systems via terminal to cancel/complete patient charges as appropriate, verify and/or correct patient demographic information and retrieve EKGs for staff members as requested.
  • Attach electrodes to the patient's chest, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Prioritize the scheduling of several STAT electrocardiograms when requested proximately. If appropriate, the employee should discuss the condition/situation of the patients with the unit staff in determining the prioritization of the STAT requests.
  • Delivers supplies, equipment, medication and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner. Ensures that a handoff of medication occurs with the nurse.
  • Safely transfer patients in and out of hospital bed.
  • Maintain a positive attitude characterized by caring, concern and support for patients, visitors, medical staff, and coworkers. Demonstrate, on a consistent basis, the behaviors which comprise The Basics of Service Excellence.
  • Transport patients, adjunct equipment, supplies, specimens, and morgue patients via prescribed vehicles between the patient units, treatment centers, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Acquire electrocardiograms in a manner compatible with the electrocardiographic management system for the nursing units. Recognizes and resolves computer error messages generated by the electrocardiographic carts. Assists other departments/units and satellite areas in this regard as well.
  • Keep the patient physically and emotionally relaxed during the recording of the electrocardiogram. Conduct all patient relationships in a courteous, tactful, and professional manner.
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to the physician's orders to establish protocol.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of lab terminology and CRT terminals is helpful.
  • Must be able to rotate shifts that provide 24 hour/day, seven days per week coverage.
  • Knowledge of office systems and procedures.
  • Ability to accurately identify anatomical landmarks for the correct placement of the electrocardiographic leads.
  • Ability to accurately follow departmental procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the electrocardiographic management system required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in the prioritization of work.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Valid PA driver's license preferred.

CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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