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EKG TECHNICIAN I
Job Code: 4247
Pay Target: B1
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Assist with the operation of electrocardiograph equipment to record the electromotive variations in heart muscle actions; assist in the coding, filing and distribution of EKG data. Perform as a member of the cardiac arrest team, obtaining ECG record of events; assist emergency situations by initiating and/or assisting in emergency procedures prescribed by hospital policies.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
* Assist with the operation of electrocardiograph equipment to record the electromotive variations in heart muscle actions. *Prepare patient for electrocardiogram by explaining testing procedures and fastening electrodes to specific areas of arms, legs, and chest. *Assist in entering patient information into electrocardiograph including history number and patient's name. *Remove electrodes, add billing charge to requisition slip; assist with review of electrocardiogram for technical acceptability and rate. *Assist in mounting electrocardiograms for interpretation by physician; assist in coding and distributing EKG data; record and file information relating to tests performed. *Assist with cleaning, adjusting and performing routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning. *Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education: High School Graduate or GED
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification: N/A
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Accept responsibility for accuracy and responsiveness
Work under pressure
Basic computer skills
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Code: 00004247 EKG TECHNICIAN I Job Level: B1
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