EKG Technician (Per diem), Cardiology-ECG

Allied Health
190003ZF Requisition #

D-H will train for this position!  This is a fabulous opportunity for the right candidate with at least one year of hospital-related work experience to join an integral team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  This position will conduct electrocardiogram (EKG) procedures on in and outpatients, and performs Holter monitor hook-ups.  It is also responsible for preparing paperwork for physician reading, inputs edits, and completes billing documents.  This is a per diem position with the opportunity to work hours during days, evenings, and weekends.   There is a 10% shift differential for working the evening shift and a 15% shift differential for hours worked at the weekend.


Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities:

  1. Conducts routine and stat electrocardiograms, following procedures applicable to the particular nursing unit/patient.  Responds to emergency codes.

  2. Explains procedures.  Performs lead placement and using nursing arrhythmias, notifies nurse of any abnormality.

  3. Transfers disc containing EKGs to the EKG management system.

  4. Prepares the tracings for over-reading by a cardiologist.

  5. Inputs edits made by physician and completes all charge documents.

  6. Maintains the cleanliness of carts and ensures adequate levels of supplies are available.

  7. Explains the Holder monitoring procedure and provides patient with the diary, etc.  Places leads for Holder monitoring and explains the 24/48 hour requirement.

  8. Provides support during codes.

  9. Continually updates knowledge of appropriate lead placement and knowledge of arrhythmias.

  10. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduate with 1 year of previous hospital-related experience required.

  • Previous patient related experience and/or special courses in anatomy and physiology preferred.

  • Will receive on-the-job training in specific procedures.


Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  • BCLS required.

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