Under direct supervision and according to established policies and procedures, performs Graded Exercise Electrocardiography Testing (GXT) on hospital in-patients and out-patients. Assists with Stress Echocardiography Testing and with patient monitoring and airway management during Trans-esophageal Echocardiograms. Provides patient education, obtains informed consent, prepares patients for testing and performs electrocardiographic and hemodynamic blood pressure monitoring and general patient monitoring during exercise procedures including monitoring for cardiac arrhythmia, significant EKG changes during exercise and normal and abnormal blood pressure, respiratory and physical response during exercise and reports observations to physician in attendance. Records electrocardiographic tracings, blood pressure responses and general patient responses to exercise at determined intervals and compiles data and completes patient reports for final interpretation by physicians. Graduate from an Accredited School of Nursing Required. Minimum of 1 year experience in CCU, ICU or Cardiac care.
Cares for and assesses patient pre and post procedure. Assists physician and senior department personnel in conducting invasive tests and procedures by preparing equipment and patient for exam, monitoring patient's vital signs and electrocardiograph data, administers medications under physicians supervision and attending to patient's needs under minimal supervision and according to established policies and procedures. Oversees and directs work of lower classified personnel and assists in training and orientation of new department personnel.
Frequently exposed to blood and/or body fluids or potentially infective materials. Requires constant hearing, speaking, vision and repetitive hand movement. Requires attention to detail despite frequent interruptions.
Grandview Medical Center, a 402-bed regional referral center and tertiary-care facility, is located in Birmingham, AL., and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Grandview Medical Center offers programs and services in all medical and surgical areas, including Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Women's Health, Mental Health, Digestive Diseases, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Sports Medicine and Emergency Care. There are more than 600 physicians on the Grandview medical staff representing 30 specialties and subspecialties. The hospital has been named an accredited program for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery by ASMBS & ACS as well as an accredited chest pain center. Grandview Medical Center provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of any individual's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, military status, disability, genetic information or any other protected class status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.