Charlotte Hungerford Hospital EKG/EEG TECHNICIAN in Torrington, Connecticut

*Charlotte Hungerford Hospital lives its core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community, and integrity. These values, along with the trust, pride and camaraderie that are pervasive throughout the organization are why you will want to grow your career with us. Join an organization with almost 100 years of dedicated service to the communities in Northwest CT/Litchfield County, and join a team with a strong sense of purpose, place and mission. *

POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE**

For Cardiology: Performs diagnostic cardiac procedures on patients to obtain data utilized by the physician in the diagnosis/treatment of heart disease. Performs related record keeping of procedures.

For EEG: Performs diagnostic electroencephalography procedures on patients to obtain data utilized by physician in the diagnosis/treatment of neuronal activity. Performs related record keeping of procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS EEG

  1. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  2. Ensures accurate electrode placement according to the International 10-20 System or modified 10-20 system on adults and pediatric patients.
  3. Ensures test quality through periodic checks of electrode impedance, adjustment and documentation of sensitivity settings and filters.
  4. Includes recording of hyperventilation and photic stimulation, if not contraindicated.
  5. Notes patient’s observed behavior, clinical seizure manifestations, etc.
  6. Performs tests with portable equipment in patient room when necessary.

Cardiology

  1. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  2. Performs routine, pre-op and STAT 12 lead electrocardiograms. Prepares cardiogram for interpretation by physician using EKG data management system.
  3. Performs multi-stage cardiac stress testing including regular, nuclear and pharmacological test procedures. Prepares patient and assists physician during test.
  4. Performs 24 hour Holter monitoring including: preparation of patient and monitor, downloading completed procedure for scanning an analysis, preparing scanned and analyzed reports for cardiologist interpretation, notifying physician of critical arrhythmias, and sending signed reports to ordering physician.
  5. Places 30 day Event and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry monitors on patients. Explains how to use equipment including how to record and transfer symptoms. Notifies cardiologist of critical arrhythmias. Sends signed recording to ordering MD.
  6. Responds to Rapid Response and Code Blue emergencies to perform electrocardiograms, as needed. EQUIPMENT USED Cadwell EEG machine; Qstress & GE stress testing systems; Holter, Event & Mobile Telemonitors EKG carts; and Tracemaster EKGVue software

JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  1. Explains procedures to patients.
  2. Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
  3. Maintains a log of all patients tested and enters charge or credit into computer,
  4. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  5. Assists in developing and maintaining department records and reports, and collecting statistical data.
  6. Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment.
  7. Performs related receptionist and clerical functions as required.
  8. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  9. Arranges for the pick-up of medications from the pharmacy and ensures emergency drug cabinets are locked.
  10. Displays and upholds CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity. Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High School diploma or equivalent required. Vocational/technical training beyond high school and at least one year of job related experience required.

Prior medical education or clinical experience including completion of Basic Arrhythmia Course preferred. Clinical experience in EEG and certification by American Board of Registration of EEG & EP Technologists (ABRET) preferred.

Req #: 2423

Department: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Cardio Diagnostics

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Days

Hours: M-F 7-3:30; Sat/Sun 8-12 per diem

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Benefit Eligible: No