Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Rlf Cardiology Technician I - (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

United Health Workers

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Lab Supervisor and the Department Manager, The Cardiology Technician I conducts and records electrocardiograms (ECG) according to established procedures and is responsible for attaching and explaining the ambulatory cardiac monitors, and their use to patients. This includes instructing the patients on the proper activity and record-keeping during the monitored period. Maintains patient data files and assists the Supervisor in training of staff and implementing Department policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies theoretical knowledge to identify and quantify recorded arrhythmias.

  • Checks accuracy of analysis.

  • Copies and faxes results to referring physician groups upon request.

  • Hooks up Holter monitors, and cardiac event monitors, instructing patient on the proper activity and record keeping.

  • Is responsible for each ECG taken on nursing units (e.g. poor tracings, improper patient information).

  • Maintains data files on monitored patients and inputs reports into a computer as needed.

  • Maintains electrocardiogram machines, event monitors and necessary supplies.

  • Occasionally interprets clinical results.

  • Provides training for other employees.

  • Records cardiograms from hospital in-patients and out-patients.

  • Records interpretations of Holters in Electronic Medical Record system.

  • Responds to emergency calls.

  • Responsible for editing EKGs in the Tracemaster ECG system.

  • Works with other departments to ensure quality ECG service is maintained.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: One (1) year of directly related work experience

License/Certificate: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to problem-solve effectively using appropriate resources. Is productive in workflow, skills and organization.

  • Ability to provide care as needed and as described in the department’s policies and procedures.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Knowledge of basic nursing and medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of cardiac monitoring methods, practices, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of protocols for patient records.

  • Knowledge of role in emergency response.

  • Skill in use of monitoring equipment including, but not limited to, electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.