EKG Tech Job Description

EKG Tech Job Description

4.5
165 votes for EKG Tech
EKG tech provides basic support to nursing staff in reference to identification and basic use of the medical equipment assigned to the department.

EKG Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective EKG tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included EKG tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proficiently performs 12 Lead EKGs meeting the acceptable level of departmental standards and basic skills assuring accuracy of testing information obtained
Proficiently performs Signal Average EKGs meeting the acceptable level of departmental standards and basic skills assuring accuracy of testing information obtained
Downloads EKGs, Print Directory and Charge Procedure
Back-up technician for applying Holter monitors and Event Recorders
Performs phlebotomy functions and non-technical duties in areas including the hospital laboratory, outpatient and off-site services
Identifies patients and properly labels specimen tubes
Prints monitor strips on each patient for interpretation by a Registered Nurse and files in the patient's medical record
Complete daily transcriptions
Hook up Flex monitor and maintain equipment
Light clerical duties

EKG Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for EKG Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, BCLS, CPR, ECG, EKG, CCT, AHA, EEG

Education for EKG Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the EKG tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Medical, Communication, Department of Education, Performance, Technology, Cardiovascular Technology, Nursing, Health, Associates

Skills for EKG Tech

Desired skills for EKG tech include:

Arrhythmia recognition and 12-lead EKG interpretation
Equipment by demonstrating the ability to proficiently use it and select the proper settings
Medical terminology
EKGs
Anatomy and physiology
Holter Monitor installation
Patient safety policies and respond appropriately to organizational disaster codes
Practices
Ability to work in fast-paced environment
Basic nursing and medical terminology

Desired experience for EKG tech includes:

AND Successful completion of PCT Intensive Training, including PCT Boot Camp
Hospital experience in a direct patient care setting preferred
Previous EKG testing experience preferred
Must possess communication/writing/interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to recognized cardiac arrhythmias, artifacts
Complete additional .edu training for EKG during orientation periodRequired Licenses/Certifications

EKG Tech Examples

1

EKG Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an EKG tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for EKG tech
  • Compares current EKG to past EKGs and alerts physician as needed
  • Responds to all STAT calls for EKGs meeting Service Level Agreement
  • Obtain quality EKG's while following hospital and patient protocols
  • Participate in a performance improvement program and implement methods of Improvement
  • Perform Exercise Stress Testing, and evaluate EKG rhythms on Holter recordings
  • Take responsibility for personal performance improvement
  • Transcription of cardiology services reports
  • Ensures proper patient identification by using two patient identifiers
  • Ensures any patient questions are addressed and their privacy maintained
  • Recognizes impending patient emergencies and react proactively
Qualifications for EKG tech
  • Ability to read arrhythmias preferred
  • If no qualified experienced candidates, may consider recent graduate (within 6 months) of an EKG tech training program
  • Completion of Medical Assistant Program or one year of career oriented college credits (24 credit hours) is preferred
  • 2-3 years experience in performing pediatric and adult EKG or EEG in a non-invasive Cardiology / Neuro-diagnostic clinical setting is required
  • 1 year experience in pediatric and adult Stress testing, holter monitor hook-up and holter scanning is preferred
  • And math skills
2

EKG Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an EKG tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for EKG tech
  • Actively participates in helping department meet Key Performance Indicators
  • Attends at least 50% of required staff meetings and mandatory meetings
  • Participates in continuing education meetings offered within the hospital
  • Reads and responds to email in a timely manner
  • Evidence of participation in process improvement activities
  • Evidence that 95% of minutes from staff meetings are read if not in attendance at meeting
  • Assists with Patient Safety Observation and adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals
  • Prepares room for patient procedures and ensures that emergency equipment is checked and operational daily
  • Verifies physician orders and exam requisitions are accurate to ensure correct procedure is performed
  • Greets and acknowledges patient, using two patient identifiers (patient name and DOB) while comparing information to patient ID band and physician order
Qualifications for EKG tech
  • Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) from Cardiovascular
  • Confirms that appropriate patient information is present and complete prior to starting a procedure.*
  • 1-3 years of EKG Tech Experience Required
  • Microsoft word, Transcription, Basic and Advance arrhythmia class through a continuing education course with documentation of completion
  • One year of supervised Stress Test and Holter scanning in a Cardiology department
  • EKG experience required
3

EKG Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of EKG tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for EKG tech
  • Obtain patient history, provide instruction to patient, ensures that patient consents have been completed prior to testing
  • Properly preps patient for stress testing and/or Holter application
  • Appropriately handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes, urine bags or other devices
  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency equipment per BLS/CPR instruction
  • Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient and notifies proper authorities for safety concerns
  • Processes patient information/diagnostic test data including documentation as required in Care Connect, Muse, and/or Xcelera applications
  • Utilizes proper phone (business) etiquette
  • Uses Transport Tracking as needed in a timely fashion and monitors patient arrival and departure
  • Individualizes care base upon population-specific needs
  • Perform standard ECG testing, Holter and Trans telephonic monitoring, Upload Holter, TTM, Pacemaker transmissions daily
Qualifications for EKG tech
  • Must have and maintain current BLS certification for healthcare providers
  • Prior patient care or customer service experience
  • Prior EKG technical or interpretation experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent and a graduate of an accredited EKG program
  • Must demonstrate competence in the assessment, treatment, and care of patients in all age groups from neonates to geriatrics
  • Patient Care Partner transfers hardware and monitor from room to room
4

EKG Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an EKG tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for EKG tech
  • Train other hospital employees to EKGs
  • Place monitors on patients and/or give to parent to perform home hookup
  • Accept and process Holter reports via our own Holter uploading system and Trans telephonic and pacemaker reports from monitoring service websites
  • Perform remote monitor downloads and enrollment quarterly
  • Obtain insurance information and complete billing forms for CHCA for all Holter/TTM patients with accuracy and complete order for test in EPIC/Apollo
  • Retrieve and re-file ECG file folders for patient visits weekly
  • Retrieve patient records from disks on portable ECG machines and process the information with on a daily basis
  • Ensure all institutional infection control standards 100% of the time
  • Check inventory and order supplies weekly
  • Answer phones within 3 rings and make appointment, resolve problem, or determine appropriate next step within amount of time appropriate to complexity of the problem with a maximum of 5 bona fide complaints per year
Qualifications for EKG tech
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., push up to 150 lbs
  • Ability to use hands for gripping and squeezing perform repetitive hand and wrist motion
  • EKG/Telemetry experience
  • Medical transcription a plus
  • High School Diploma, Certificate of Completion, GED
  • CCT CCI Certified Cardiographic Technician
5

EKG Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of EKG tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for EKG tech
  • Determine training and upgrading needs and initiate requests in a timely fashion
  • Scans and analyzes 24 and 48 hour Holter monitors
  • Analyzes, edits, and prepares Holter monitor reports for review by physician, meeting Service Level Agreement for turnaround time
  • Monitors cardiac rhythms while conducting electrocardiograms, Holter monitor application and exercise stress test
  • Explain exam procedures to patient and family members prior to beginning test
  • Inserts IV catheters for procedures in the ECHO Department
  • Performs blood glucose tests as needed
  • Transports patients if needed
  • Observes and reports patients reaction during all types of EKG testing
  • Greets patients and answer phones in the outpatient EKG department when required
Qualifications for EKG tech
  • Certified cardiovascular technician in NSCT/NSPT
  • Completion of EKG Technician Course
  • CPR - Americal Heart Association
  • ECG certification or eligibility preferred
  • Preferred minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital or physician office environment
  • Multi-tasking of simultaneous demands on time/attention

Related Job Descriptions

Resume Builder

Create a Resume in Minutes with Professional Resume Templates