Electrocardiograph EKG Technician Job Description

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) technician is trained to read and interpret electrocardiograms.

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a medical test used to measure the electrical activity of the heart.

An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

The technician is responsible for interpreting heart rhythms, classifying heart rhythms, and determining if further testing is required.

An electrocardiogram technician must be trained to understand ECG reports and to rule out incorrect readings.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Electrocardiograph EKG Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience working with EKG machines and will be able to provide our patients with the best possible care. If you're interested in joining our team, please submit your resume today.

Electrocardiograph EKG Technician Duties:

  • Perform electrocardiographic (EKG) tests on patients
  • Identify abnormal heartbeat patterns
  • Take electrocardiogram (EKG) readings using specialized equipment
  • Maintain EKG equipment
  • Perform EKG maintenance tests
  • Identify problems, develop solutions, and help improve current processes
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot EKG equipment
  • Monitor patient’s condition, record EKG readings, and notify attending physician
  • Prepare reports and submit results to physicians and hospitals
  • Keep patient’s records up to date
  • Checking and recording EKG readings
  • Monitoring cardiac rhythms
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnosing cardiac abnormalities
  • Care of equipment including routine cleaning, defogging, and replacing of leads

Electrocardiograph EKG Technician Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine diagnostic electrocardiograms (EKGs) in the patient rooms when needed; chart and record accurate EKGs according to physician’s orders
  • Assist physicians in performing cardiac stress tests; assist physicians in developing and implementing patient care plans
  • Conduct periodic quality assurance tests on EKG machines
  • Conduct quality control checks on EKG equipment and initial calibration
  • Supply and maintain EKG machines and EKG supplies
  • Provide other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass background check
  • Must be able to pass physical exam
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds
  • Must pass drug screening

At [Company Name], we believe that a diverse and inclusive team is crucial to our success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We are especially interested in hearing from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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