EKG Technician - Part Time
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: February 10, 2024
Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At
Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better,
healthier lives - and we help one another to succeed. With a
culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are
team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning.
It's also about how we support one another and how we show up for
our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our
mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive
change.Performs 12 lead ECGs, downloads ECGs into MUSE system,
charges for completed tests, processes ECGs by completing
demographics and sending ECGs to reading Cardiologist. Faxes ECGs
to ordering physicians. Applies and removes holter monitors.
Assists with stress testing.
A day in the life of a EKG Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health
includes: 1. Obtains orders. Explain the test to the patient.
Utilizes patient safety goals when performing ECGs by confirming
the patient's identity and reducing risk of healthcare associated
infections. Properly preps chest and applies electrodes with an
approach that is appropriate to the growth and developmental needs
of the neonate, child, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient.
Responds to medical alerts and stats appropriately. Communicates
critical results to Physicians and/or Registered Nurses immediately
after performing the ECG. Ensures all patient information is
entered correctly into the ECG machine. Places the unconfirmed ECG,
for inpatient, in the patient's chart.
2. Charges completed ECGs in computer by completing order.
Downloads ECGs into the MUSE system. Attaches correct order,
completes demographics and sends ECG to reading Cardiologist to
interpret and confirm in a timely manner. Faxes confirmed ECGs to
ordering physicians in a timely manner. Ensures ECGs performed
during their shift are processed correctly before the end of their
3. Maintains/cleans equipment between patients. Ensures date and
time settings are correct on ECG machines. Verifies ECG machine is
set for standard paper speed.
4. Identifies quality improvement issues and develops processes to
address following the Plan Do Check Act method. Participates in the
collection, analysis, and application of performance improvement
data for follow up and resolution. Participates in system and
interdepartmental quality improvement activities. Records critical
results in the ECG department book. Complies with local, state and
federal regulatory and accrediting standards. Participate in
continuing education, completing required e-learning, and attending
required system programs annually. Maintains awareness of
department issues by attending staff meetings and safety
5. Orders/maintains supplies. Contacts appropriate areas for any
repairs needed and follows up until completion. Stocks ECG
machines, including Code Angio folders.
6. Applies holter monitors following proper prep and application.
Removes holter monitors.
7. Assists in the stress lab as needed inputting patient
information in the Case system, following proper prep and
application of leads.
8. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor/Manager to
assist in the efficient operation of the department.
9. Trains new EKG technicians to perform/process ECGs and
apply/remove holters. Orients to JFK University Medical Center,
department, and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with
and assures staff compliance with established dress code and
personal protection equipment requirements.
10. Trains PCTS/Registered Nurses to perform EKGs as needed.
11. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
12. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:1. High School
diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent
2. An exceptional focus on teamwork.
2. Excellent communication skills when working with patients,
families, physicians and other health care team members.
4. Basic computer skills. Education, Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities Preferred:1. One year in a patient care or healthcare
related environment preferred. Licenses and Certifications
Preferred:1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP
2. EKG Technician Certification. If you feel the above description
speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please
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