Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
Under the supervision of the Heart Vascular Supervisor and upon the request of the physician, sets up and operates many various types of cardiovascular diagnostic equipment utilized to determine the extent of disease process, injury and/or illness. Performs these tests using a predetermined protocol and sound judgment, providing the highest quality state of the art patient care diagnostic services. Performs venipuncture to initiate an intravenous line. Knows the indications, hazards, and the contraindications for all diagnostic modalities, including routine Cardiac and Thallium Stress Testing, Holter Monitoring, Event Monitors and electrocardiograms. Maintains appropriate patient and administrative records. Demonstrates cardiovascular diagnostic techniques to staff and/or students and for orientation purposes. Participates in in-service education and collaborates with other medical personnel as needed. Responsible for quality assurance monitoring
Operates many various types of cardiovascular diagnostic equipment, including routine Pharmacologic Stress testing, Pharmacological Thallium Stress testing, Holter Monitoring, Electrocardiograms, and Signal Average ECG’s according to protocol and in a safe manner.
Performs venipuncture to initiate an IV line.
Prepares data for physicians interpretation according to protocol.
Explains and understands as appropriate the objective, purpose, and benefits of all cardiovascular diagnostic procedures, tests, and equipment
Demonstrates a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. Demonstrates a good understanding of the theory of all therapeutic and diagnostic duties performed.
Graduate of an approved school for practical nursing or medical assistant or equivalent experience
Previous cardiovascular experience and six (6) months training approved by the Medical Co-Directors of the Cardiac Health Center
Complete knowledge of basic cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac anatomy, conduction system, and use of the EKG machines preferred.
Able to perform venipuncture in order to initiate an IV line according to departmental procedures.
At least six (6) months patient care contact.
Typing and medical terminology required, as well as previous computer experience.
Sufficient knowledge and training to perform as a Cardiographic/EKG technician preferred.