Cpl Healthcare in partnership with the MidCentral District Health Board in Palmerston North, New Zealand are recruiting an experienced Clinical-Cardiac Physiologist to join their team.
MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is undergoing a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities.
The successful applicants Hours of work will be 40 hours per week. After hours will be required when the Cardiac Cath Lab is established.
ROLE PURPOSE :
Ensure an optimal standard of cardiac diagnostics and testing is maintained
Participate in the development of an interventional service as required
Ensure that all cardiology service's testing and monitoring equipment throughout the organisation, and at other cardiology sites, is well maintained and in optimum working order
Ensure laboratory quality system documents are developed and updated
Ensure effective and efficient physiologist cover of all cardiology diagnostic services including community-based diagnostics
Participate in outreach cardiology services supporting GPs, cardiac nursing staff, cardiologists to deliver optimum patient care and services in a community setting
Participate in the development and expansion of community-based cardiology services.
Ensure effective and efficient delivery of Diagnostic Services
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS :
Responsible for cardiac testing, having regard for patients welfare and safety
Ensuring optimal standards of quality control with well-maintained equipment
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES :
Proven Technical aptitude
Tertiary qualification in cardiac physiology (or science) and experience in Cardiology testing including coronary angiography, echocardiography and pacemaker implantation experience desirable.
Associate Member of Society of Cardiopulmonary
Technicians (ASCT or MSCT) or international equivalent.
Proven communication skills, written and oral.
Pleasant, courteous and sensitive communication with patients
Ability to function independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
High level of self-motivation.
Commitment to quality improvement.
Current Drivers Licence
Cardiac Catheterisation angiography
Exercise and stress ECGs
Application and analysis of Holter monitor
24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring
Dobutamine stress testing
Can prioritise workload according to demand in an efficient timely manner.
Recognises and capitalises on existing workplace related learning opportunities.
Demonstrates a willingness to share knowledge and skills with nurses, medial staff, other technicians and students as appropriate.
Personal / Interpersonal Competencies
Works well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Contributes to the Care environment in a friendly approachable manner.
Information given is timely, accurate, up to date and recognises any relevant issues including ethical considerations, cultural requirements, privacy and professional and statutory guidelines.
Confidently seeks guidance when required and shares relevant information with nursing / medical staff as required.
Can work independently but be able to liaise with other staff and function as a team member.