• Duke Health
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Jun 11, 2020

Job Description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.


U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.


Occ Summary


Operate 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 byinitiating and/or assisting in emergency procedures prescribed by hospital policies.


Work Performed


* Operate 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. *Enter patient information into electrocardiograph including history number and patient's name. *Remove electrodes; add billing charge to requisition slip; review electrocardiogram for technical acceptability and rate. *Mount electrocardiograms for interpretation by physician; code and distribute EKG data; record and file information relating to tests performed. *Clean, adjust and perform routine maintenance on equipmentto ensure proper functioning. *Assist in the training of new personnel. *Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


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. Perform ECG and ECG related studies. Basic computer skills.


Level Characteristics




Minimum Qualifications




High School Graduate or GED




1 Year successful experience as an ECG Technician I.


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications




Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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