EKG Technician Job Description

EKG Technician Job Description

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EKG technician provides relevant feedback to enable maintenance planning improvements in terms of efficiency and equipment integrity by use of the Maximo System.

EKG Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee monitor application
Report findings
Oversee EKG scanning
Manage EKG application
Download documents into Muse System
Performs pacemaker and ICD evaluations
Prepare patient and documentation for electrocardiogram by explaining testing procedures, answering patient questions
Perform diagnostic test by entering patient information into electrocardiograph including history number and patient’s history and by fastening/removing electrodes to specific areas of arms, legs, and chest
Review electrocardiogram for technical acceptability and rate
Prepare and maintain the exam room, supplies, and equipment by cleaning and maintaining equipment, including tables, all knobs, chairs, stools, sink and counters

EKG Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for EKG Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EKG, BLS, BCLS, CPR, AHA, CRAT, CCT, NT, AS400, MUSE

Education for EKG Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the EKG technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, Department of Education, Medical, Medical Terminology, Physiology, Cardiology, Communication, Supervision, Education and Training

Skills for EKG Technician

Desired skills for EKG technician include:

Medical terminology
Operation and maintenance of the electrocardiographic management system
Normal and abnormal EKG data
Anatomy and physiology of the heart
Equipment in order to monitor its general working condition
PC operations and the ability to use work processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows environment
Medical terminology is desirable
Principles of growth and development the physical
Cardiology and EKG arrhythmia
Occurrence reporting system

Desired experience for EKG technician includes:

Minimum of one year hospital or physician office experience preferred
Certified Nurse Assistant or Medical Office Assistant preferred
1 year patient care experience strongly preferred
Vocational education from a technical school with ECG training, telemetry monitor technician experience or ECG on-the-job training with a minimum of one year experience, preferred
Perform administrative duties as directed by answering phone and questions efficiently
High School Diploma or GED required, Certificate program at Community College and/or Board certified at State level with instruction through approved state college program

EKG Technician Examples

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EKG Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of EKG technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for EKG technician
  • Complete MUSE electrocardiograms for interpretation by physician
  • Perform standard electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, standard electroencephalographic (EEG), 24-hour EEG, evoked potential examinations for patients according to established standards and practices
  • Calibrate and adjust equipment in accordance with standard procedures
  • Perform clerical and administrative functions as required
  • Prepare patient for procedures, provide adequate patient instruction and explanation
  • Evaluate each patient's condition in order to determine if the test should be done in the lab or at the bedside
  • Assist patients on and off exam table, as necessary
  • Provide explanation to patients of test being performed and answer questions regarding the procedure
  • Input demographic information in the EKG machine and/or Marquette Stress system accurately and efficiently
  • Prepare room for the next patient within 5 minutes of completion of a procedure
Qualifications for EKG technician
  • Basic dysrhythmia course completed and passed within 3 months of hire
  • 12-lead EKG experience preferred
  • EKG Certified
  • One year experience (of at least 1,060 hours) as an EKG Technician within the last three years or recent graduate (within the last year) of a certified EKG technician program with externship (of at least 160 hours) to include Holter monitoring, event monitoring and treadmill training
  • Vocational or technical education is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and report artifacts and basic dysrhythmias
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EKG Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an EKG technician. 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 technician
  • Perform hook up and scanning of monitors, as per department procedures
  • Produce quality EKG's, artifact free, with correct lead placement for Physician review
  • Complete 24 hour ambulatory monitoring hook-up within 30 minutes
  • Proper labeling of EKG report with name, date, time, and room number
  • Files accurately, attaches EKG to correct priors
  • Scans all tracings on the same day as typed
  • Maintains current EKG files
  • Accurately transcribes reports
  • Processes daily charges in Meditech
  • Be responsible for cardiac monitor surveillance for the telemetry unit as assigned
Qualifications for EKG technician
  • Qualified candidates have a High School Diploma or GED required
  • Certification from a recognized Electrocardiology Program or two years EKG training required
  • Must be able to prioritize and work closely with others
  • Experience with ECG testing preferred
  • The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served on their assigned unit(s) or by their department
  • Prefer graduate of a 12-month EKG technician or Medical Assistant training program, or equivalent experience in a physician's office or hospital setting
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EKG Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an EKG technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for EKG technician
  • Interact directly with physicians regarding the interpretation of cardiac rhythm patterns or changes in patterns
  • Accountable for the accurate performance and follow through of tests in accordance with standard departmental procedures
  • Acquire electrocardiograms in a manner compatible with the electrocardiographic management system
  • Assist in teaching and orientation of new technicians
  • Exercise good judgment in the prioritization of work
  • Notify units of all critical value electrocardiographic reports
  • Correctly prioritizes work based on order parameters and responds to critical needs
  • Perform standard procedures for identifying patients
  • Document specimen collections and testing according to standard procedure in the electronic health record (EHR) and the laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Clean equipment between patient contact
Qualifications for EKG technician
  • EKG Technician certification
  • Successful completion of Basic Electrocardiogram (ECG) exam
  • Cardiac monitoring, including interpretation of heart rhythms
  • Minimum one year experience in acute care facility preferred
  • Must have excellent English verbal and written skills including the ability to understand instruction and medical term and to write procedures
  • Must have the manual dexterity necessary to use respiratory equipment and to perform skills requiring fine motor skills
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EKG Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of EKG technician. 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 technician
  • Troubleshoots equipment in event of malfunction
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned by supervisor of Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Manage Holter monitors
  • Prep patient for test
  • Review recordings to be sure that all tracings are clear and to detect any gross abnormalities that should be brought to the attention of a physician
  • Potential to apply and remove Holter monitor recorders to patients for 24 or 48 hour recording of heart rhythm and event recorders to patients for up to 30 day recordings
  • In partnership with the department manager, may assist in the hiring, dismissal and disciplinary actions related to EKG Department personnel
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete other duties as assigned prioritizing and executing daily workflow to ensure the department is performing to a high standard
  • Prioritizes department staff duties in response to workload demands
  • Competently performs basic ECG, rhythm strips, and holter monitors
Qualifications for EKG technician
  • Prefer direct patient care
  • High school diploma or GED, plus completion of an approved three month course in clinical laboratory technique
  • Completion of ten quarter credits of biology or chemistry college courses and one year of experience in a clinical laboratory setting or completion of a recognized training program for Phlebotomy
  • Six month experience in Phlebotomy or EKG
  • Certified or certified eligible with a nationally phlebotomy accredited association
  • Maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) healthcare provider card
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EKG Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an EKG technician. 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 technician
  • Demonstrates sound technical skills in operating all equipment and in obtaining the best possible test results
  • Responsible for completion of all testing procedures related paperwork and patient charging on a daily basis
  • Assists the echocardiographer as requested and performs other departmental duties as requested by the department Director or Respiratory Care Supervisor
  • Rooms and interviews patients to obtain health and physical information
  • Performs front office functions including, patient registration, chart prepartion, scheduling patient visits, procedures, and testing
  • Prepares and maintains treatment rooms and testing equipment for patient examinations, keeping the room stocked and cleaned, reordering supplies, and disposing of biohazardous supplies
  • May require travel to satellite locations
  • Other EKG Technician duties as assigned
  • May collect blood specimens from patients following approved standardized procedures
  • Perform standard electrocardiogram (EKG) testing
Qualifications for EKG technician
  • Dysrhythmia certification required
  • Demonstrate flexibility in meeting the needs of varying situations and performing other duties as assigned
  • OR- Completion of ten quarter credits of biology or chemistry college courses and one year of experience in a clinical laboratory setting or completion of a recognized training program for Phlebotomy
  • OR- Six month experience in Phlebotomy or EKG
  • Must have two years of experience performing Cardio graphic procedures
  • Prefer one year experience working in an urban healthcare system

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