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ECG Technician

Company: United Health Systems
Location: Hartford
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition: ECG Technician Location: Hartford, CT Duration: 13 weeks assignment Shift timing: 12hr PM Department: EEG/General/Neuro diagnostics LabJob Description:ECG Rhythm Interpretations:

  • Provides continuous ECG monitoring and interpretation for patients on telemetry
  • Observes ECG rhythms on the telemetry monitor
  • Interprets ECG rhythm and documents interpretation
  • Runs strip for each telemetry patient every four (4) hours
  • Interprets strip and labels rhythm
  • Places strip in assigned location for review by patient's nurse and physician
  • Notifies staff in a prompt and timely manner regarding changes in patient's heart rate, rhythm, oxygen saturation level or other pertinent patient information.
  • Provides documentation of change, placing rhythm strips in the medical record
  • Provides trending information from monitors as requested
  • Accurately labels all rhythm stripsEquipment & Supply Maintenance:
    • Maintains equipment and supplies for the telemetry system.
    • Monitors equipment daily and assures ordering of supplies on a daily/weekly basis.
    • Cleans lead wires and transmitters after each patient's use and return them to storage.
    • Promptly notifies Biomedical engineering personnel of malfunction problems with equipment.Emergency Response:
      • Recognize the need to escalate to RRT or #1 emergency
      • Performs full disclosure of patient's rhythms.
      • Notifies Risk Department when necessary.Patient Care:
        • Changes in electrodes and batteries
        • Complies with confidentiality and privacy requirements in the care of patients and their records.
        • Adheres to policies and procedures of hospital, unit, and infection control standard
        • Maintains professional manner through interactions with patients' families and peersOther Responsibilities:
          • Assumes responsibility for personal growth, clinical competence and continuing education by attending educational activities, mandatory in-services as well as staff and departmental meetings.
          • Reviews and updates equipment and skills checklists annually.
          • Maintains TB Testing compliance.
          • Participates in continuous improvement activities, committees, and projects.
          • Supports research efforts conducted within the department, and the University.
          • Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications:
            • Provide walk-in ECG and cardiac device monitoring services.
            • BLS (AHA). Knowledge & experience working with Philips, GE, &/or Masimo physiological monitors preferred.
            • Completion of ECG course. Experience with ECG, Holter, event monitors and mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry is a must.
            • Required: High school diploma, trained in performing 12 lead ECGs, completion of an Electrocardiogram Technician Training (CVT) program or equivalent, 3-5 years' experience in a hospital or healthcare position.
            • ECG, Holter, and event monitor experience. Also any experience with Epic EMR is extremely helpful.

Keywords: United Health Systems, Hartford , ECG Technician, Professions , Hartford, Connecticut

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