State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN 2
Class Series Concept
Perform all technical aspects of non-invasive diagnostic procedures provided by an ECG laboratory and operate and understand all ECG laboratory equipment.
Operate complex cardiac diagnostic equipment such as ambulatory recorders, stress testing equipment, polarcardiograph, vector-cardiograph, and cardiocheck pacemaker. Train nursing and medical staff in the routine use of electrocardiographic equipment.
Operate ECG machines such as single channel and 3-channel electrocardiogram, polarcardiograms, vectorcardiograms, and cardio-page writer; review recordings and adjust machine to obtain technically good tracing;
Conduct special procedures involving dynamic electrocardiography, such as ambulatory recording and treadmill exercise testing; perform and/or assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
Organize recordings for daily evaluation by medical students and attending staff cardiologists; search for and provide prior recordings for comparison;
Review patient's clinical record to obtain and record identifying information required for ECG records;
Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions;report repair needs to laboratory leadership;
Train student technologists, medical assistants, and other staff in the operation of electrocardiographic equipment; assist in research projects involving ECG laboratory;
Perform the work of Electrocardiograph Technician 1;
May assist in intravenous setups and preparation of sterile trays;
May assist physicians in the heart catheterization laboratory;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
High school graduation or equivalent
One year of experience as an ECG Technician 1
Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Certified by the National Alliance of Cardiovascular Technologists
Certified within one year from date of hire.
Class Specification History
New Class: 10-12-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Class/Title/MQ: 9-15-95
Revised new class code: (formerly 6366) effective July 1, 2007