EKG Technician Job Description and Profile

EKG Technician is an individual, who assist physicians in diagnosing as well as treating heart or cardiac, and blood vessel or peripheral vascular ailments. They are also referred to as cardiovascular technicians or electrocardiograph technician. EKG technician operates and is responsible for the total care of test devices or equipments. They explain procedures and processes to patient, and compare findings to the standards to determine any problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Producing recordings of electromotive instant variations in heart muscle of patient, using electrocardiograph to provide information for diagnosis of all heart ailments.
  • Scheduling appointments, monitoring heart rates of patients, and reviewing physicians’ renditions of patient files.
  • Moving electrodes along particular area of chest to record electromotive variations happening in various heart muscles’ areas.
  • Attaching electrodes to chest, legs, and arms of patient and connecting electrode leads to ECG machine.
  • Refilling paper supply and ink in equipment or machine and reporting nay equipment malfunctions.
  • Monitoring electrocardiogram for normal and abnormal patterns.
  • Attaching electrodes of electrocardiograph or Holter monitor to patient in order to record information over extended period.
  • Marking traces to indicate places of chest electrodes and entering information into machine.
  • Editing and forwarding final test outcomes to attending physician or health care professional to analyze and interpret data.
  • Performing assessments on patients of various conditions and ages, considering the physical and physiological needs of every patient.
  • Developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relations with other department personnel.

Skills and Specifications

  • Knowledge of various tests to diagnose heart ailments.
  • Knowledge of processes to obtain technically diagnostic prints.
  • Ability to manage complex work environment.
  • Effective communication and good interpersonal skills.
  • Should be able to liaise efficaciously with all users.

Education and Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or high school diploma in health care related field from an accredited institution.
  • Certification in EKG technology is an added advantage.