Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
EKG Technician performs inpatient and outpatient 12 Lead electrocardiograph recordings, holter/event monitor placement/scanning as needed, and treadmill stress testing along with related documentation.
Minimum Education Requirements
High school graduate or GED
Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous patient care experience; on the job training; good verbal and written skills; basic clerical, computer data entry and math skills.
■ Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association
■ Basic EKG certification require within 6 months of hire date
■ Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) within 18 months of starting this role with any Centura Health facility
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
■ Confirms that appropriate patient information is present and complete prior to starting a procedure.*
■ Confirms patient identification and understanding of procedure.*
■ Performs thorough and accurate routine and emergency EKGs as ordered by physician.*
■ Presents all STAT EKGs to RN immediately after completion.*
■ Responds immediately to 'Code Blue' as required.*
■ Provides patient with emotional support.*
■ Performs specialized testing using computer assisted devices including holter/event monitor application, signal- averaged EKG and treadmill stress tests.*
■ Maintains and reviews equipment, ensuring proper function and machine calibration; informs biomed when malfunctions occur.*
■ Recognizes and promptly acts upon unusual heart rhythms or patient response by informing primary health care team to ensure patient safety and foster optimal outcome.*
■ Promptly trouble-shoots and corrects recording instrument malfunction or unusual patient problems which interfere with the recordings.*
■ Processes patient and department records ensuring documentation of performed tests in accordance with hospital standards.*
■ Communicates in a clear and courteous manner with patients, families, visitors, co-workers, physicians and other departments.*
■ Maintains patient confidentiality.*
■ Serves as a patient advocate.*
■ Follows through and tracks proper handling and completion of patient care documents and charges.*
■ Maintains high skill level through ongoing training and attendance at 80% of staff meetings.*
■ Provides on-call coverage for the Cardiovascular Services Department.*
■ Demonstrates ability to organize tasks and prioritize workload with minimal supervision.*
■ Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective EKG services.*
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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