EKG Technician Job at County of Santa Clara, CA, San Jose, CA

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  • County of Santa Clara, CA
  • San Jose, CA

Job Description

Salary : $60,039.20 - $72,469.28 Annually

Location : San Jose Metropolitan Area, CA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 24-S34-A

Department: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Opening Date: 06/14/2024

Closing Date: 6/30/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Bargaining Unit: 01

Description

Under general supervision, to operate electrocardiograph (EKG) and other cardiac monitoring equipment and to provide clerical support to the electrocardiography department.

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Typical Tasks


  • Receives requisitions for electrocardiograms and other cardiac monitoring examinations;
  • Performs inpatient and outpatient routine and Short Turn Around Time (STAT) EKG's, including walk-in patients referred from other clinics;
  • Prepares and assists patients prior to examinations, attaches electrodes, and operates the electrocardiograph;
  • Verifies valid physician order or requisition for EKG study, verifies patient identifiers and inputs patient demographics into EKG machine;
  • Monitors the recording procedures to discern artifact or abnormalities;
  • Prepares EKG and other cardiac tracings for upload into EKG Data Storage System and assigns studies to be read by physicians;
  • Prepares, sets up, and instructs patients for the 24 hour ambulatory Holter cardiac monitoring procedure;
  • Prepares appropriate EKG charges for data entry by department billing personnel;
  • Cleans and performs light maintenance on EKG equipment and notifies internal biomedical equipment repair staff or equipment vendors for more difficult repairs;
  • During daily inpatient rounds, performs checks on unit EKG carts to verify accuracy of time, date and other settings;
  • Maintains records of daily EKG processes; edits and transcribes functions for lead EKG attachments, Holter reports and 30 day Event reports;
  • Maintains files, prepares new file folders in accordance with established protocols and procedures, searches for and pulls files;
  • Performs Quality Control by verifying all hard copy data has been transferred to EKG Data Storage System;
  • Collects EKGs from all inpatient and outpatient sources on all shifts (such as emergency department and health clinics) in electronic format or via regular delivery system; verifies accuracy of data and uploads studies to EKG Data Storage Systems;
  • Makes copies of EKG tracings and reports upon request of other departments and
  • agencies;
  • Orders departmental supplies;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Training and experience sufficient to enable a candidate to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Heart Association is required for all positions.

Experience Note:

A candidate would normally acquire the knowledge and abilities through attainment of one of the following:

A Certificate of Achievement or Certificate of Completion from an accredited EKG Technician training program, Laboratory Assistant/EKG Technician program, or Phlebotomy Technician/EKG Technician program consisting of 144 quarter hours (or equivalent) of classroom training in EKG and an externship of at least 160 hours that included any of the following: Holter monitoring, event monitoring, stress testing, or treadmill training;

OR

Two (2) years of recent patient care experience within the past four (4) years in an acute care hospital, one (1) year of which was performing EKG procedures.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles of patient care and general hospital organization;
  • Basic electrocardiogram (EKG) and related cardiac monitoring examinations;
  • Basic medical terminology;
  • Basic techniques of anatomical placement of electrodes for EKG and related examinations;
  • Operation of electrocardiograph and other basic cardiac diagnostic machines;
  • Normal and abnormal wave patterns and their variants;
  • Artifacts in tracing and methods to eliminate or correct;
  • Basic computer operations and software programs.
Ability to:

  • Apply techniques and anatomical placement of electrodes for EKG and related examinations;
  • Operate electrocardiograph and other basic cardiac diagnostic machines;
  • Apply techniques for anatomical placement of electrodes for EKG and related examinations;
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal wave patterns and their variants;
  • Recognize artifact in tracings and correct or eliminate it;
  • Deal tactfully and empathetically with persons under stress;
  • Perform basic computer operations and data entry;
  • Maintain files and records and write brief reports;
  • Establish effective working relationships with patients, hospital staff, the public and others.

The County offers comprehensive first-class medical, dental, and vision benefits plans for County employees and their dependents, including plans with no deductibles, no co-pays, no co-insurance, and no prescription drug co-pays. Learn more

The County also offers generous paid time off with significant vacation, sick time, and 13 paid County holidays annually! Details are included in the with the bargaining unit applicable to the job classification.

In addition to the amazing perks above, the County also offers the additional benefits below.

Retirement Benefits
The County offers robust retirement plans including a (similar to the private sector's 401(k) plan) and the In addition to lifetime retirement income available through the CalPERS pension plan, the 457(b) Deferred Compensation plan provides a great way to save for retirement and supplement the defined benefit pension available to employees. These plans help our employees build a plan for their future and contribute to their family's long-term financial well-being.

Health Flexible Spending Account
The empowers employees to manage healthcare expenses efficiently with tax-free contributions (up to $3,200 for the 2024 calendar year). Secure tax-free solutions for your healthcare expenses and enjoy the flexibility to manage your healthcare finances effectively with the HFSA.

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
The enables employees to utilize tax-free funds for dependent care services, facilitating a convenient and cost-effective approach for managing your dependent care expenses. The County also offers the , an employer-funded DCAP, for employees with annual income under $120,000.

Life and AD&D
The County offers life and disability benefits including , Insurance, These benefits ensure financial security and income support when you and your family need it most.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The County prioritizes employee mental health and well-being and offers a top-tier through Concern providing confidential counseling sessions covering stress, anxiety, relationships, grief, as well as financial/legal services, personal coaching, child and elder care referrals, and comprehensive crisis support.

Employee Wellness
The offers free wellness programing, fitness classes and resources; including Elevate My Wellness an all-in-one platform designed to elevate your well-being journey.

Education Reimbursement
A generous program is available, including Education Reimbursement for employees seeking additional training and professional development.

NOTE : Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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01


Please answer the following questions. Completion of the following supplemental questions is REQUIRED for your application and is an integral part of the evaluation process. Initially, it will be used to evaluate against the employment standards. For those applicants meeting the employment standards, this information will be critical in the subsequent competitive assessment to identify those candidates to be invited to continue in the examination process. Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun. Please include the name of employer, job title, dates of employment and number of hours worked per week for questions asking about your experience. A response of "see resume" or "see application" will deem your application incomplete. Vague, incomplete or non-responsive answers could result in no or low scores in a competitive rating process. Do you understand this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No

02


Do you possess a Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Heart Association?

If yes, please attach your certification.
  • Yes
  • No

03


Do you possess a Certificate of Achievement or Certificate of Completion from an accredited EKG Technician training program?

If yes, please attach your certification.
  • Yes
  • No

04


Do you possess a Certificate of Achievement or Certificate of Completion from an accredited Laboratory Assistant/EKG Technician program, or Phlebotomy Technician/EKG Technician program consisting of 144 quarter hours (or equivalent) of classroom training in EKG and an externship of at least 160 hours that included any of the following: Holter monitoring, event monitoring, stress testing, or treadmill training?

If yes, please attach your certification.
  • Yes
  • No

05


If you answered yes to question three and/or four please list the details of your certification. If you do not have any write "none."

06


Do you possess at least two (2) years of recent patient care experience within the past four (4) years in an acute care hospital?
  • Yes
  • No

07


Describe your patient care experience in detail.

Responses must include the following required information:
- Your job title(s)

- Start/end date(s)
- Hours worked per week
- Detailed description of tasks performed.

If none, type N/A.

08


How many years of experience do you possess performing EKG procedures?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven to less than eight years
  • Eight to less than nine years
  • Nine to less than ten years
  • Ten years or more

09


Describe your EKG experience in detail.

Responses must include the following required information:
- Your job title(s)

- Start/end date(s)
- Hours worked per week
- Detailed description of tasks performed.

If none, type N/A.

10


Do you have EKG experience using cardiac devices?
  • Yes
  • No

11


Please describe your EKG experience using cardiac devices. Please list the devices that you've worked with and in which type of setting(s). If you do not have any write "none."

12


What is your experience and proficiency level with reading cardiac arrhythmias? If you do not have any, write "none".

13


Do you have experience with exercise treadmill stress testing, pharmacological stress testing, and overall graded exercise stress testing?
  • Yes
  • No

14


Please describe your experience with exercise treadmill stress testing, pharmacological stress testing, and overall graded exercise stress testing.

Responses must include the following required information:
- Your job title(s)

- Start/end date(s)
- Hours worked per week
- Detailed description of tasks performed.

If none, type N/A.

15


Do you have experience with billing and reconciliation processes?
  • Yes
  • No

16


Do you have Inpatient and Outpatient experience performing EKG's on patients of all ages, Neonatal to Adult?
  • Yes
  • No

17


Describe your experience performing EKG's on patients of all ages, Neonatal to Adult.

Responses must include the following required information:
- Your job title(s)

- Start/end date(s)
- Hours worked per week
- Detailed description of tasks performed.

If none, type N/A.

18


Do you have experience in scheduling outpatient procedures?
  • Yes
  • No

19


Please select all systems/programs that you have experience using:
  • HealthLink
  • Muse
  • Any electronic health record
  • Pathways Materials Management (PMM)
  • Other
  • None

20


Describe your experience in each program/system that you selected in the previous question.

Responses must include the following required information:
- Your job title(s)

- Start/end date(s)
- Hours worked per week
- Detailed description of tasks performed.

If none, type N/A.

21


Please identify the hospital you are currently working at. If none, please select n/a.
  • El Camino
  • Fremont
  • Good Samaritan
  • Kaiser
  • O'Connor
  • San Francisco General
  • San Jose Regional
  • St Louise
  • Stanford
  • VA Health Care System
  • Washington
  • Valley Medical Center Health System
  • Other
  • N/A

22


Please complete this survey carefully. Your responses will determine whether or not you will be referred for a specific position (i.e., geographical location). Please place a mark next to the location(s) in which you would be willing to work.
  • Care Management
  • Facilities
  • Medical Examiner/Coroner
  • Public Health
  • Custody Health Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Community Health Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Hospital System - Valley Medical Center
  • Hospital System - O'Connor
  • Hospital System - Saint Louise Regional
  • Hospital System - De Paul Medical Center

23


How did you first learn about the job openings in the County of Santa Clara Health System?
  • SCVMC Employee
  • SLRH Employee
  • OCH Employee
  • LinkedIn
  • Friends and Family
  • Facebook
  • Indeed
  • Twitter
  • Glassdoor
  • SCVMC Website
  • SCVMC Nurse Recruitment / HR
  • O'Connor Hospital Website
  • Saint Louise Regional Hospital Website
  • Government
  • School
  • Professional
  • Hospital Website
  • Other

Required Question

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Flexible hours, All shifts,

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