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Diagnostic Technician

  • Location: Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2022-06-20
  • Job Ref: 22-11406
Job Description:

Job Summary: The Diagnostic Technician is responsible for accurately performing and processing electrocardiograms, draws intravenous and capillary blood from adults, infants, and children and all related functions.

Essential Generic Job Functions
1. Makes rounds on nursing care units to draw blood and/or perform ECGs as assigned
2. Cleans and re-stocks ECG carts and prepares phlebotomy carts/tray after shift and as needed and returns all carts
3. Assists coworkers with draws and EKGs when complete with rounds.
4. Draws intravenous or capillary blood from newborn through geriatric aged patients using proper aseptic collection techniques.
5. Draws and delivers (where applicable) all blood work (stat, timed, routine) within established departmental policy time frames.
6. Draws intravenous and capillary blood into proper tubes and culture vials according to the purpose for which the blood is to be tested.
7. Performs and processes all electrocardiograms on patients ranging from newborn to geriatrics.
8. Demonstrates correct placement of electrodes and all the elements of a 12 lead ECG including but not limited to the recognition of artifacts (electrical, muscle, etc.)
9. Completes clerical functions associated with ECG reports (to include transmission and charging only).
10. Performs Collection Rending report after rounds and follows up on patients not collected. Submits signed off report to coordinator. 1

Education Requirement:
High school diploma or equivalent with basic knowledge of arrhythmias and completion of a blood drawing educational program.
Certified Medical Assistant

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1 year of prior experience in ECG or graduate of ECG technical/Medical Assistant training program.