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EKG TECH

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/21/2017
Job Title: 
EKG TECH
Job Category:   Clinical:Cardiac/Catheter/Perfusion/EKG/EP Lab
Location:   Lexington
Kentucky
 
Job Description:   **EKG TECH** **Description** Job Summary: The Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician is responsible for administering EKG tests on patients, by preparing, operating, and maintaining electrocardiograph machines, which measure and record the activity of the heart and its rate in patients. EKG results are used by physicians and other health care professionals to diagnose and treat medical conditions. + Question the patient, to gather medical history, and to determine the presence of factors likely to affect the recording system. + Instruct patients regarding procedures, and makes the patient feel comfortable about the process, to maximize patient comfort and cooperation. + Attach electrodes to the patient at specific points, following established procedures to produce results with the best quality. + Review recording from each electrode for clarity and deviations from the norm. + Monitor pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature and ECG changes while the patient undergoes diagnostic tests; documents all applicable patient and procedure data. + Identify “artifacts” (conditions such as patient movements, poor electrode contact, or defective apparatus which affect the wave tracings). + Communicate patient information in a professional and courteous manner to patients, physicians, and medical staff as required. + Calibrate/adjust and maintain the EKG equipment, and orders supplies when needed. + Sanitize the room and equipment before every procedure. + Prepare and maintain required records, logs, and reports. Perform other duties as assigned. **Qualifications** Certifications & Education: + High school diploma or equivalent required. + Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required. + Current/valid Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or Certified EKG Technician (CET) preferred. **Job** Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing) **Primary Location** KENTUCKY-LEXINGTON-KMG PARK 1401 HARRODSBURG RD **Daily Schedule** M-F **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** None **Req ID:** 2017-R0129481
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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