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Job Summary

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is currently seeking an EKG Technician for their busy EKG Department. The selected incumbent will record the action of the heart muscle through the use of an electrocardiograph or heart monitoring equipment for the use in the diagnosis of the heart ailments, to include Holter monitoring, Event monitor and Pacemaker Telemetry. This position is located in the Cardiovascular Center with coverage to extend to any Medical Campus building, specifically, University Hospital (Main and South buildings) and Taubman Health Center.

Responsibilities*

 Duties will include but are not limited to:

* Recording and processing electrocardiographs obtained from inpatients and outpatients.

* 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.

* Apply and remove Holter monitor recorders to patients for 24 or 48 hour recording of heart rhythm and event recorders to patients for up to 30 day recordings. Upload recorded information into the system.

* 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*

One 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 is recommended. BCLS certification is required

Experience in independent decision making for patients with various cardiac diseases.

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communications (written and verbal) 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, must be a 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.

Wide variety of computer skills including MiChart, Word, and 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: 40 hours, full time.  Shift: yet to be determined. Will include Saturday rotation.

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.