Cardiopulmonary Tech PRN in Killeen, TX at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Patient Care
  • Travel
  • Shift
    N - N/A
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Metroplex Hospital

Job Description

Work Schedule
PRN as needed, mostly weekends 6:30am-10:30am
Metroplex Health System
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.
What will you be doing?
The Cardiopulmonary Technician (CP) is responsible for providing assistance to the Cardiopulmonary Department.  The CP Tech works variable shifts to meet the needs of the department which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Weekend work is required.
The CP Tech performs a wide variety of job duties during their shifts.  The CP Tech is under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary manager and any assigned charge therapist.
  • Prioritizes work appropriately and ensures all work completed.
  • Interacts with all members of the health care team to ensure efficient problem resolution.
  • Reviews patients’ charts and ensures proper orders prior to testing; obtains orders as needed; documents all procedures appropriately.
  • Seeks guidance and direction as necessary for performance of duties.
  • Strives to accommodate changing needs of the department while maintaining high productivity, availability and efficient use of physical resources and supplies.
  • Performs age-specific care for age categories: infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.
  • Reviews, collects and evaluates pertinent and relevant clinical data.
  • Provides effective education to patients, students and co-workers.
  • Performs procedures within the scope of practice as defined by the departmental policy and procedure manual and development level attained.
  • Adheres to PPID and infection prevention policies and procedures.
  • Upholds professional standards for performance and conduct.
  • Participates in departmental, hospital and community in-services/education/training.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement.
  • Actively participates in positive skills mentorship for other staff.
  • Active participation in department to include meeting attendance, project participation, participation in team discussions and/or huddles, review of email and huddle board at least once per shift worked.
  • Knowledgeable in regulatory standards as they apply to the department and position.
  • Leaves work area in good order and ready.
  • Has knowledge of/understands current JCAHO standards for the aspect of the department.
  • Clocks in on time and clocks out on time to maintain fiscal responsibility.
  • Assists in departmental, hospital and community in-services/education when assigned.
  • Always adheres to Standards of Professional Behavior, Values, Mission, and Vision. Avoids unprofessional activities such as gossip, negative conversations and behavior, 'pot-stirring', complaining, etc. Always displays a positive, helpful, and willing attitude along with appropriate communication to interdisciplinary teammates. Displays respect at all times to interdisciplinary team mates, patients, families and visitors. Does not use the ideology of 'it's not my job'.  Emphasizes inclusion and diversity of thought, action, and person.
What will you need?
  • Skills to maintain effective working relationships with health professionals and others to create an environment that is conductive to carrying out the mission of the facility is required.
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) is required
  • General knowledge of emergency equipment and supplies is preferred.
  • Currently enrolled in a health services degree program (RT, LVN, RN, etc.) is preferred.
  • ACLS Certification is preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Location | Organization | Category | Job Function