State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN 1
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.
Under general supervision, conduct routine resting electrocardiograph examinations.
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.
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
Certified in Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation
Completion of training and certified in CPR within 4 months from date of hire
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.