UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8713 (WFSE HMC)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

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

BASIC FUNCTION

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

High school graduation or equivalent AND certified in Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation OR completion of training and certified in CPR within 4 months from date of hire

OR

equivalent education/experience.

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
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05