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Electrocardiograph Technician

Company: SAINT JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM INC
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Responsibilities The Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician is responsible for administering EKG tests on patients, by preparing, operating, and maintaining electrocardiograph machines, which measure and record the activity of the heart and its rate in patients. EKG results are used by physicians and other health care professionals to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

  • Question the patient, to gather medical history, and to determine the presence of factors likely to affect the recording system.
  • Instruct patients regarding procedures, and makes the patient feel comfortable about the process, to maximize patient comfort and cooperation.
  • Attach electrodes to the patient at specific points, following established procedures to produce results with the best quality.
  • Review recording from each electrode for clarity and deviations from the norm.
  • Monitor pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature and ECG changes while the patient undergoes diagnostic tests; documents all applicable patient and procedure data.
  • Identify "artifacts" (conditions such as patient movements, poor electrode contact, or defective apparatus which affect the wave tracings).
  • Communicate patient information in a professional and courteous manner to patients, physicians, and medical staff as required.
  • Calibrate/adjust and maintain the EKG equipment, and orders supplies when needed.
  • Sanitize the room and equipment before every procedure.
  • Prepare and maintain required records, logs, and reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.
    • Current/valid Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or Certified EKG Technician (CET) preferred.Experience (required and preferred):
      • 1 year EKG experience required.
        CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: SAINT JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM INC, Lexington , Electrocardiograph Technician, Professions , Lexington, Kentucky

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