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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 322E
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Perform non-invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures and prepare related documentation.


Prepare patients for and conduct resting electrocardiograph examinations; prepare recordings for diagnostic analysis; clean and maintain recording and associated laboratory equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, conduct routine resting electrocardiograph examinations.

Typical Work

Operate electrocardiograph equipment to obtain diagnostic readings on resting electrocardiograms; 

Prepare and instruct pediatric and adult patients for test procedures in ambulatory, intensive care, and nursing units; 

Recognize typical cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias; notify appropriate medical staff person; 

Recognize patient or electrical artifact; determine source and attempt to eliminate interference; 

Cut and mount paper recordings selecting portions of the record with the least technical artifacts or errors, yet preserving clinically relevant information, such as premature beats, for diagnostic analysis; measure necessary ECG intervals; 

Maintain patient documentation file for all recordings; 

Complete patient charge slips for completed electrocardiograph procedures; 

Clean and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment; 

Maintain sterile techniques; 

Contact patients to test pacemaker functioning; 

May prepare and apply holter recorder; 

Perform and/or assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent


Certified in Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation


Completion of training and certified in CPR within 4 months from date of hire 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title and Class: 10-12-73
Revise Class/Title: 10-21-85
Revise Class/Title/MQ: 9-15-95
Revised new class code: (formerly 6365) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 26 to 27.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.