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|Date Posted||December 6, 2018|
Overall Purpose of Job
To provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.
Provide leadership in the performance of diagnostic tests of the cardiovascular systems to patients to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the heart and blood vessel disorders and participate in the invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
The Senior Cardiac Physiologist should be familiar with the techniques and range of equipment used in current medical practice for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients.
Trains, supervises and conducts a full range of non-invasive and invasive cardiac diagnostic tests including ECG, Holter/BP monitoring, Stress ECG, Pacemaker and ICD implants, follow-up and programming, EP studies, angiography and angioplasty procedures.
Possesses a strong knowledge of diagnostic Cardiac procedures including Electrophysiology Studies.
Has a complete understanding of all such procedures and an ability to make accurate measurements is essential.
Ability to effectively communicate with Consultants, GP’s and hospital staff regarding patients’ needs.
Ensures the timely production and delivery of patient procedures.
Maintains required departmental records. Corrects delinquent medical records.
Assures that equipment is maintained according to manufacturers’ specifications.
Reports any malfunctions as they occur per hospital policy.
Maintains and develops the Cardiology Policy and procedure manual.
Participates in department process improvement projects.
Controls and supervises administration of medication per hospital and departmental policy and procedures.
Maintains infection control procedures to protect patients and staff.
Maintains a safe working environment.
Trains new employees and assists in evaluating all cardiac technicians.
Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with all hospital departments.
Evaluates equipment and makes suggestions regarding purchase, use or rental.
Keeps abreast in understanding and knowledge of all new developments in the field of cardiology.
As medical procedures change and new developments are introduced the Senior Cardiac Technician must update his/her knowledge and training. Study leave for appropriate in-service training will be supported where possible.
Have an appreciation of electrical safety requirements within the department.
Attends meetings as required.
Reports accidents and incidents. Participates in the investigation and remedial action.
Maintains throughout the Hospital an awareness of the privacy of the patient in relation to all hospital activities.
Deputises for the Chief Physiologist as appropriate.
This is not an exhaustive listing and the Senior Cardiac Physiologist will perform such other duties appropriate to the office as may be assigned to him/her from time to time.
Personal and Professional Responsibilities:
The post holder is expected to
Attend in a timely manner all mandatory education sessions.
Maintain a professional portfolio.
Ensure their professional and personal persona positively reflects the profession of technicians and Beacon Hospital.
Attend appropriate study days and courses.
Be a preceptor and/or supervisor to students and or newly appointed staff.
Participate in their performance review with their Chief Technician.
BSc in Clinical Measurement or Certificate in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement (Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street , Dublin) or equivalent.
A.S.C.S.T - Associate of The Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (UK) or equivalent.
Aim to sit the IBHRE/ BHRS exam in the future.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilises effective time management skills.
All employees are expected to remain flexible to meet the needs of the department and hospital.