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Job Summary

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

Each FCVC 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 FCVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care.

As part of the EKG team you will provide clinical assistance by assisting patients and providers. Perform general support services within the FCVC EKG Clinic. 

Excellent service is an expected and integral part of the FCVC culture. To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume. The cover letter should address each of the following points in about 50 words or less:

  1. Describe your background and qualifications and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position at the FCVC.
  2. Outline your service excellence skills and experience which would be applicable to this position.
  3. In your most recent position, how was service excellence emphasized.
  4. Describe a situation in which a customer or colleague was upset and the steps you took to resolve the issue to a reasonable conclusion.

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.

Responsibilities*

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Adult EKG ACU 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), the CVC and Taubman Health Center.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Arrange equipment, gather pertinent patient data, explain test procedures to patients, and operate equipment.
  • Assist in preparing EKG interpretations and reports.
  • Record and process electrocardiograms on outpatients and inpatients.
  • Explain test procedures to patients and instruct patients on proper positioning during the test.
  • 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 electrocardiographic information to other members of the arrest team.  
  • Process patient care orders using the electronic ordering system may be required in certain areas.
  • Attach Holter monitor recorders to patients for 24 or 48 hour recordings of heart rhythm to patients for up to 30 day recordings.  Upload recorded information into the system. Patient education required.
  • Participate in in-service instruction in cardiology and electrocardiogram interpretation.
  • Assist in logging, filing and work related to electrocardiogram storage and retrieval.
  • Replenish supplies, maintain cleanliness of technical equipment and report machine malfunction.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of 3 months of exposure to EKG services.
  • High School graduation with coursework in the physical and biological sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Reasonable experience as an EKG Technician.
  • BLS certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Understands and demonstrates the core concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), including: Respect and Dignity, Information Sharing, Participation and Collaboration.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification from a Cardiac Credentialed organization.
  • Experience in EKG interpretation.
  • Exposure to EKG services. Holter and Event monitor services.
  • Satisfactory completion of college courses in physical and biological sciences is desirable. 
  • Proficient computer skills including: MIChart, MUSE, Word, Excel and outside vendor websites.
  • Knowledge of Michigan Medicine policy and practice.

Work Schedule

Appointment: 40 hours, full time.  Shift: yet to be determined. Will include Saturday rotation.  Potential for expansion of hours.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.