Kaiser Permanente EKG Technician II in Downey, California

Under indirect supervision, operates in an in- or out-patient setting an electrocardiograph in order to record the actions of the heart muscle for use in the diagnosis of heart ailments. Assists with cardiology procedures including but not limited to ambulatory EKG monitoring/scanning, exercise stress testing, pacemaker monitoring. Also performs related functions including clerical duties, maintaining equipment and other duties. Responds to emergency situations as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Greets patients in a pleasant and professional manner.

  • Prepares patient for and performs a variety of cardiac monitoring and testing procedures (Including but not limited to: EKG, event monitor, holter, stress tests).

  • Explains and answers questions regarding equipment function and procedures.

  • Utilizes correct lead placement for the various cardiac monitoring devices/procedures.

  • Prepares EKG tracing and other cardiac test results for interpretation indicating the required information (Name, age, MRN, etc.).

  • Performs department workflow for gathering test results, editing, distribution to physicians for interpretation, record keeping, provider messages, and other paperwork as assigned.

  • Able to perform computer data entry and retrieval.

  • As requested, responds to all acute emergency situations.

  • Maintains equipment in operating order and notifies supervisor of needed repairs.

  • Initiates work tickets as per department workflow.

  • Performs routine cleaning/maintenance of cardiac equipment as per department workflow and infection control policy.

  • Ability to operate complex specialty equipment.

  • Maintains a safe and orderly work area.

  • Answers telephone and relays messages.

  • Establishes and maintains courteous and cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.

  • Assists providers with access to the various cardiac monitor reports.

  • By location: perform holter scanning, participate in pacemaker clinics, regular and nuclear stress testing, assist with monitoring cardiac rehab patients.

  • Train and/or orient personnel as assigned.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Pay Grade: 23

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Completion of a basic arrhythmia training course and one (1) year (in the last three (3) years) performing EKGs.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as an EKG Tech in non-invasive cardiology procedures within the last three (3) years.

Education

  • N/A

License, Certification, Registration

  • BLS.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and report artifacts and basic dysrhythmias.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to assist with treadmills/nuc med cardiac procedure, perform holter/event, muse/scanning experience preferred

Notes:

  • May work rotating weekends.

  • Will travel between DMC and Orchard Facility.

  • This is a part time position, days and hours may vary.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: EKG Technician II

LOCATION: Downey, California

REQNUMBER: 676094

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.