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Job Summary

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is currently seeking a Lead EKG Technician for their busy EKG Departments new off shift teams (afternoon and midnight with rotating weekends and Holidays).  They will assist and function in support of the department manager, to provide leadership and directing appropriate daily workflow.  This position is located in the Cardiovascular Center with coverage to extend to any Medical Campus building, specifically, University Hospital (Main and South buildings), Cancer Center and Taubman Health Center.

Responsibilities*

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead by example and direction of the department to demonstrate dedication to superior customer service and satisfaction, showing compassion, flexibility and care to accommodate our patient’s needs.
  • Provides oversight of daily department operations to the off shift staff.
  • In partnership with the department manager, may assist in the hiring, dismissal and disciplinary actions related to EKG Department personnel.
  • Prepares regular evaluation metrics, updates management on performance, suggests best practice for improving department service function and efficiencies.
  • Has extensive knowledge of department equipment, manages repairs (or arranges repair) and maintenance of department equipment.
  • Maintains Joint Commission standards.
  • Works with department manager to implement a quality assurance/quality control process with staff to assess study and regulatory compliance, data quality, and compliance with billing activities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and function as a team within the department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete other duties as assigned prioritizing and executing daily workflow to ensure the department is performing to a high standard.
  • Prioritizes department staff duties in response to workload demands.
  • Synthesizes off-shift staff schedule and approval of schedule variation requests, including call in coverage with on-call staff.
  • Recording and processing electrocardiographs obtained from inpatient and outpatient units.
  • Explain test procedures to patients and instruct patients on proper positioning during the test.
  • Assist in the preparing of EKG interpretations and reports.
  • Review recordings to be sure that all tracings are clear and to detect any gross abnormalities that should be brought to the attention of a physician.
  • Respond to cardiac arrest calls and provide EKG information to other members of the arrest team.
  • Participate in in-service instruction in cardiology and electrocardiogram interpretation.
  • Assist in logging, filing, and necessary paperwork, related to electrocardiogram storage and retrieval.
  • Replenish supplies, maintain cleanliness of technical equipment, and report equipment malfunctions.

Required Qualifications*

  • 3 year or greater experience as an EKG Technician with exposure and experience with EKG, Holter and Event monitor.
  • High school graduation with coursework in the physical and biological sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Experience in EKG interpretation.
  • BCLS certification is required
  • Experience in independent decision making for patients with various cardiac diseases.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a care team with the goal of service excellence and patient family centered care.
  • Positive, can-do attitude, great team player.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification from a Cardiac Credentialed organization.
  • Satisfactory completion of college courses in the physical and biological sciences is desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership roles.
  • Wide variety of computer skills including Groupwise, MiChart, Create doc, Word, Excel.
  • Knowledge of the University of Michigan Hospital Nursing policies and practice.
  • Demonstrated accountability/dependability as evidenced, for example, by a stellar attendance record; by completion of mandatories and unit based competencies within an established time frame; by meeting deadlines and completing required work.
  • Always strives to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem by offering constructive, creative ideas.

Work Schedule

 Appointment:  Full time 40 hours/week with rotating one weekend shift a month.  Afternoon shift 3:00p -11:30p.

Additional Information

We, the staff and faculty of the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence.

Each CVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The CVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Applicants are expected to review the following PowerPoint presentation which provides an overview of the Cardiovascular Center's philosophy and culture:  http://www.med.umich.edu/cvc/cvcpotentialteam.pdf

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.