1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174375
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 11/25/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $21.24 - $30.39 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Heart Institute at UW Medical Center provides a full range of heart healthcare and prevention services. Our services include general cardiology, cardiac diagnostic imaging tests and procedures, cardiac surgery, arrhythmia management and electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, structural heart services, advanced heart failure management, heart transplant and ventricular assist devices (VADs), adult congenital heart disease management, cardiac psychiatry, cardiovascular genetics and other advanced services.

The UWMC's Heart Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary/hourly, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN 1. Under general supervision, the Electrocardiograph (ECG) Technician is responsible for preparing patients for electrocardiographic (ECG) tests, including application of various arrhythmia monitors and electrocardiographic stress testing. The ECG Technician is responsible for educating patients on basic testing procedures, properly positioning patients, electrode application, and attaching various arrhythmia monitor devices. This position is responsible for helping to develop and implement systems to assure the smooth and efficient flow of both inpatient and outpatient ECG procedures. This position may be assigned to work at any department clinical locations.

  • Perform all basic procedures as requested by providers and/or protocols in all the departments clinical locations
  • Perform proper patient positioning, preparation, and electrode placement for all procedures and for all age groups
  • Obtain and document patient vital signs as requested
  • Explain basic procedures to patients, answering questions and addressing concerns
  • Monitor patient, vitals, and symptoms throughout the course of procedures and document outcomes accordingly per protocol
  • Perform 12 lead ECG and ECG rhythm strip at the direction of the ordering provider. Record electrocardiograms of high quality, free from artifact and distortion per provider order and protocol
  • Prepare and processes paperwork and digital data from electrocardiograph (ECG) readings for the providers review
  • Receive and process vendor generated arrhythmia monitor reports for interpretation by a cardiologist
  • Receive and process critical results from vendor generated arrhythmia monitor reports and alert the reading cardiologist per protocol
    Process paperwork, digital data and all ancillary services related to the stress tests
  • Configure cardiac arrhythmia monitor with patient information, perform chart prep, and review patient history
  • Educate patients on use of various cardiac arrhythmia monitors which may include transmission of symptomatic events and/or making diary entries of activities and symptoms
  • Perform proper placement of various cardiac arrhythmia monitors
  • Properly document placement of the cardiac arrhythmia monitor device and perform other tasks per protocol in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and other applicable systems (i.e. MUSE, etc.)
  • Perform minor maintenance and cleaning of equipment and restock supplies
  • Attend educational and training sessions to stay current with the technologies utilized in the lab
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Responds to ECGs ordered throughout the hospital during regular hours where ECG carts are unavailable
  • Other duties as assigned

    High school graduation or equivalent AND certified in Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation OR completion of training and certified in CPR within 4 months from date of hire
    equivalent education/experience.

  • Technical or Associates Degree in Healthcare related field
  • 1 year of Electrocardiograph Technician experience
  • CCT, CRAT, or equivalent
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-01

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