Electrocardiograph Tech - 3rd Shift - St Luke's

Aurora Health Care - Milwaukee, WI (30+ days ago)3.7


How You'll Make a Difference:
Responsible for operating the electrocardiography equipment to record the electromotive variations in heart muscles for electrocardiograms and may perform holter monitor applications. Takes and interprets ECG readings from inpatient and outpatient services and performs various tests.

Performs the following diagnostic tests: electrocardiograms, including posterior and right sided ECG's, holter monitor application, event monitoring and other cardiac monitoring systems (e.g. ambulatory blood pressure monitoring) based on services provided and/or physician request.

Performs appropriate skin preparation and lead placement for all tests including stress testing, ensures documentation is accurate and contains all necessary data elements when entering the patient information in the computer systems and equipment, obtains routine measurements, prepares information for physician interpretation, and ensures electronic medical record storage when appropriate.

Screens patient calls, interviews patients and follows critical test values, documents information and notifies appropriate sources, records and instructs patients on cardiac event monitoring and sets up calls for follow-up with the physician.

Recognizes routine wave forms, artifact and serious changes in patient rhythms. Communicates with medical staff when uncertain of rhythm or when critical test values arise.

Assists with processing medical information, editing, billing, filing, and copying and acts as a resource to provide pertinent clinical information to other staff and physicians utilizing the electronic medical record ensuring patient safety and HIPAA guidelines are adhered to.

Cleans, stocks and ensures the integrity of the systems and recognizes mechanical or technical abnormalities. Performs calibration and troubleshooting procedures on ECG and/or stress equipment and communicates problems to information services or clinical engineering.

Provides basic education on cardiac testing and ensures appropriate follow up with medical staff as needed.

Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.

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What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees

High School Graduate.

Required Functional Experience

No experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Completion of an approved basic ECG interpretation course required within one year of hire.Demonstrated ability to quickly change priorities in a fast-paced environment.Good communication skills to work effectively with physicians, patients and other staff members.Basic computer skills.

Scheduled Hours:
Full time 3rd shift hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am

Every 3rd weekend with holiday rotation

Department:
CARDIOGRAPHY SERVICES

Location Address:
2900 W Oklahoma Ave

Milwaukee, WI

53215-4330

Milwaukee

At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.