The Cardiology Technician performs various non-invasive cardiac procedures, including stress testing, Holter monitor hook-up, ECG's for all age groups. These procedures are performed following established department and Medical Center policy and procedures.
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 techique, 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.
Orders supplies and maintains appropriate stock levels.
Provides training for new personnel or updated training to established personnel.
Department Specific Competencies
High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education N/A
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
2 Performing EKG's and Stress Testing
License / Certification Requirements
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association