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Diagnostic Cardiology Intern



, Iowa

Internship Length: 45 hrs
Office Hours: To be arranged

POSITION TITLE:    Workplace Learning Connection Diagnostic Cardiology Intern
DEPARTMENT:     Diagnostic Cardiology

ST. LUKE’S MISSION – Our ultimate purpose: To give the healthcare we’d like our loved ones to receive.
CORE VALUES:

  1. Patients first
  2. Doing the right thing
  3. Care in our heart
  4. Respect for all
  5. Teamwork

POSITION SUMMARY: The 45-hour practicum is designed to provide a selected high school student with the Workplace Leaning Connection Internship program opportunity for career exploration in the Diagnostic Cardiology Department at St. Luke’s Hospital.

HOSPITAL IMPACT/PURPOSE of ASSIGNMENT: Assist the hospital staff in providing the healthcare we’d like our loved ones to receive. Care of this magnitude is focused on, and considerate of, the needs of the whole person, body and mind.

HOURS of ASSIGNMENT: Specific hours will be negotiated by each intern with the lead RN.  All internship hours will be scheduled during weekdays, usually 9-11 AM; there may be times during the year when 1-3 PM is an option.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist technician, RN or cardiac sonographer with various tasks involved in non-invasive testing for cardiac disease.
  2. Perform tasks to support the department as directed by the lead RN.
  3. Observation of various invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures performed in the Heart Center.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Extroverted, mature, cooperative, positive service-oriented individual with effective communication skills and positive body language who is dependable.
  2. Experienced with or capable of acquiring computer skills.
  3. Sensitive to the needs and concerns of patients, families and guests.  Enjoys interacting with people.
  4. Exercises good judgment.
  5. Knows how to find and use resources related to assignment.
  6. Performs assignment responsibilities by following St. Luke’s “Standards of Excellence.”
  7. Has good hearing and listening skills.
  8. Possesses a clear speaking voice and the ability to communicate clearly in English.
  9. Possesses high integrity and maintains confidentiality.
  10. Able to push a wheelchair and/or Staxi unit.
  11. Able to walk long distance repetitively/stand for up to 4 hour shifts.
  12. Able to cope effectively with stressful situations and time constraints.
  13. Considers “age-specific requirements” when dealing with patients, families and guests.
  14. Good manual dexterity.
  15. Practices infection control.  Repetitive hand hygiene, done in view of patients and guests, is essential.   
  16. Adheres to the St. Luke’s Volunteer dress code.

INITIAL ORIENTATION & TRAINING

  1. Complete a St. Luke’s Volunteer application and interview.
  2. Complete a Volunteer Health Exam, TB testing and provide Immunization Documentation.
  3. Attend St. Luke’s Volunteer Orientation which includes:
    1. HIPPA
    2. Confidentiality
    3. Infection Control
    4. Cultural Sensitivity in Healthcare
    5. Safety & Security
    6. Hospital Codes
  4. Complete department specific training
    1. Job Description
    2. Training Checklist
    3. Resource Binder
    4. Job Shadowing
 

THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT LIST ALL DUTIES. INTERN MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM OTHER DUTIES BY THE STAFF OR SUPERVISOR. INTERN WILL BE EVALUATED ON PERFORMANCE OF THE PROJECTS LISTED AS WELL AS INTERACTION WITH EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS. ON-SITE HOURS WILL BE NEGOTIATED WITH EACH CANDIDATE.

SAFETY EXPECTATIONS, INCLUDING HARASSMENT, SHOULD BE REVIEWED WITH THE HOST.



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