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Computerized EKG System Tech - Duke University Hospital - Full Time, Days

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Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

COMPUTERIZED EKG SYSTEM TECH - EKG Support Unit - Duke University Hospital

Job Code: 4249
Job Level: C1
Supervisory Responsibility: No


Full-time (36 hours per week).

DAY shift - 7a-3:30p, 8a-4:30p, or 9a-5:30p.

Rotating weekends, some holidays.

General Description of the Job Class

Support Cardiology by maintaining patient information using the computerized ECG system. Coordinate and participate in a variety of duties involved in the operation to provide detailed analysis of cardiac functions in the electrocardiogram.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Operate data processing equipment to enter and retrieve a variety of patient information and physicians' reports; edit data to insure consistency and accuracy; abstract, classify and code data.

Interact with hospital information systems and enter confirmed ECGs into that system.

Prepare duplicates of ECG tracings and physician reports; interface with computer and ECG database to locate and retrieve lost information. Retrieve and refile ECGs/folders.

Perform routine equipment checks, makes minor repairs to correct malfunctions; report system malfunctions to appropriate service personnel.

Assist in the compilation and distribution of ECG tracings, reports and other data as required; using copier and fax technologies (both paper and electronic), relay messages to technical staff and assist in the resolution of problems.

Prepare clinical and research information; using copier and fax technologies (both paper and electronic).

Perform initial reading of ECG and review ECGs with attending physician.

Recognize errors involved with ECG recording, analysis and storage, including misidentified patients, incorrect lead placement, including limb lead reversal, incorrect patient ages, diagnosis, and reason for ECG.

Provide a preliminary diagnostic report to physician and final preliminary tracing interpretation.

Recommend and implement new standards, procedures and techniques to improve existing diagnostic methods.

Maintain liaison with physicians, research personnel and staff to resolve problems and to advise concerning ECG procedures, techniques and equipment.

Interface with departmental personnel to solve problems concerning patient care, departmental policy and treatment procedures relating to electrocardiogram.

Assist in the training of new personnel.

Perform other duties as requested

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level Education

High School graduate or GED.


Minimum of two year experience as an ECG Technician II or related ECG experience with recognized competence.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Successful completion:

1) Basic 12-Lead class;

2) Dysrhythmia class;

3) Pacemaker class; and

4) National ECG Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to use computer equipment to enter data into an ECG database. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Working knowledge of the relevant anatomy and physiology integral to the generation and recording of the ECG. Ability to work under pressure, multitask and to accept responsibility for quality and accuracy.

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

Lead Role

- Primary reading of ECGs

- Training new staff member

- Quality Control, PI project

- In-services

- Trouble-shooting

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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