Under the leadership of the Manager, the Lead Cardiology EKG Technician is responsible for supervision of the Cardiology EKG Technicians, coordinating the daily operations of EKG in the Cardiology department in order to provide quality, individualized patient care and in support of Medical Center philosophies. The Lead Cardiology EKG Technician functions as an onsite leader and an expert, and assumes responsibility and accountability for the expert application of EKG practices in the delivery of efficient/effective flow of department operations.
Acts as Lead Technician on a daily basis.
Demonstrates competency in interpersonal relationships with the age specific categories.
Provides healthcare services in own job category to the age specific categories.
Demonstrates knowledge of clinical norms for the age specific categories.
Performs all clinical procedures for adult and pediatric patients per Departmental policy.
Recognizes basic cardiac rhythms including EKG changes of acute MI, V TACH, V Fib or heart block and provides intervention as indicated.
Initiates Code Blue and emergency measures when indicated according to BCLS and hospital policy.
Prepares testing area for procedure, including necessary forms, charts, equipment and supplies.
Prepares patient for electrocardiogram and stress testing utilizing proper lead placement and skin preparation.
Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients.
Assists physician/R.N. during exercise testing.
Performs Holter monitor hookups and removal.
Checks results on-line and sends to ordering M.D.
Performs ECGs on pediatric and neonatal patients, and ECGs/SAECGs on adult patients.
Prepares test results for interpretation and dictation; completes work process before end of shift.
Updates and files chart.
Responds to beeper or iPhone when assigned EKG's.
Transports patients as necessary.
Provides training for new personnel or updated training to established personnel.
Communicates with Lead Nurse and Unit Secretary about transport assignments, assigned breaks and lunch, and whereabouts.
Informs supervisor promptly of problems or unusual matters of significance and initiates process improvement action when appropriate and/or suggests alternatives to supervisor for decision.
Assists the Supervisor with analyzing workflows and recommends areas of improvement.
Assists the supervisor with developing, implementing and evaluating clinical and departmental programs, policies and procedures.
Assists the supervisor with interviewing staff and makes recommendations for hiring, training and developing effective and efficient staff.
Determines and maintains the inventory of unit supplies used in direct patient care n conjunction with the nursing staff. This includes regular communication with staff to determine par levels and preferred supplies for optimal patient care.
Department Specific Competencies
Makes cardiac data readily available to cardiac stakeholders and provides insight into accuracy, integrity, and interpretation.
Recognizes advanced cardiac rhythms including EKG changes if acute MI, V TaCH, V Fib or heart block and provides intervention as indicated, including critical values associated with EKGs and 24 hour Holter monitors.
Extracts and post daily metrics for performance improvement boards.
Assesses and monitors record keeping system which must include services delivered and actual time involved.
High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies
Technical school graduate as Cardiology Technician or certificate of completion from equivalent training program.
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
5 EKG Tech experience
License / Certification Requirements
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association