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Henry Ford Health System EKG Technician- Detroit Campus, Part Time 24 hours per week in Detroit, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, performs technically acceptable computerized electrocardiograms on a routine and emergency basis for both in-patient and outpatient services. Applies digital and cassette Holter monitor recorders, performs electrocardiogram editing after physician over-read as well as transaction capture (billing). Performs other related duties as assigned.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs computerized electrocardiograms to record electrical output of heart muscle by attaching electrodes to specified parts of the body. Connects leads from electrocardiograph machine to electrodes with small clips. Inputs the correct patient demographics into the electrocardiogram machine.

Reviews recording from each electrode position for clear artifact free recording and for deviations from normal. Reports grossly abnormal test results to the appropriate personnel. Routinely edits electrocardiographs from all HFHS satellites to verify accuracy of patient demographics, such as patient name and medical record numbers before uploading to Care+.

Responds to stat electrocardiography requests and provides electrocardiographic monitoring. Assures accurate and complete information on graphs and requisitions.

Cleans equipment according to infectious disease policies, and replenishes EKG machine’s tracing paper and supplies as needed. Reports inoperable equipment to technology management for repair.

The technician is expected to inform the EKG group leader or Supervisor of malfunctioning computer equipment and diminished supplies.

Daily delivers electrocardiograms for physician reading as well as retrieves computer generated EKG reports for assigned areas and faxes to appropriate areas such as nursing units, and other satellite clinics.

Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Requires High School diploma with additional cardiovascular training in performing and interpreting EKG’s or the equivalent.

Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience as EKG technician, preferred.

Analysis of technical problems is necessary when performing electrocardiograms in order to obtain an acceptable tracing.

Improper computer input of patient identification data could result in misinterpretation of electrocardiograms and possible misdiagnosis and mistreatment.

Daily contact with physician’s to deliver EKG’s for physician’s reading and signature.

Recognition of life threatening arrhythmias is required to be able to notify the nurse and/or physician.

Requires basic knowledge of computer usage as well as constant, walking, standing and pushing.

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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