EKG Technician

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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Summary

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.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings 

Responsibilities*

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Recording and processing electrocardiographs obtained on the inpatient and outpatient population.
  • 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.  Patient education to be required.
  • 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*

  • High school graduation with coursework in the physical and biological sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Minimum of 3 months or greater of exposure to EKG, Holter, and Event monitor services.
  • 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.
  •  Experience in EKG interpretation is recommended.
  •  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, MUSE, Word, Excel and various outside vendor websites.
  • 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 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.

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. 

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.


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