Oregon Health & Science University

EKG Technician

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Adult Non Invasive Cardiac Services
Salary Range
$20.21 - $28.15 per hour
Monday - Friday (Four 10-hour variable shifts)
7 AM - 5:30 PM (0700 - 1730)
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Ranked the No. 1 Hospital in Oregon by the U.S. News & World Report, we pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades, but pushing a multifaceted mission that strives of excellence within the OHSU Culture. Find out more here: https://www.ohsu.edu/about/ohsu-vision-mission-and-values and https://youtu.be/6C-lws1q5cY


OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Hiring bonus available upon hire
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • Several retirement plans to choose from! – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b and 457b)
  • Up to 200 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off 
  • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated for part-time employees) 
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
  • Annual Raises
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses
  • Growth/Development Opportunities

We want you, apply and work with us today! https://www.ohsu.edu/


The electrocardiographic technician works collaboratively with health care providers to provide direct and indirect care to patients undergoing procedures in the Cardiac Non Invasive Services Department and throughout the hospital. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performance of 12 lead electrocardiograms, holter and event monitor application and removal, stress testing, and cardiac rhythm analysis. 


Function/Duties of Position

  • Provides direct and indirect care to patients undergoing procedures in the Cardiac Non-Invasive Services Department and other areas in the hospital.
    • Performs 12 lead electrocardiograms.
    • Performs holter and event monitor application and removal.
    • Analyzes holter monitor data for abnormalities and completes report for physician interpretation.
    • Participates in routine stress testing including, but not limited to, exercise stress testing, pharmacological stress testing, nuclear stress testing, and stress echocardiograms.
    • Completes billing entry for electrocardiograms, holter/event monitors, and stress testing.
    • Utilizes MUSE to verify patient data and prepare electrocardiograms for interpretation.
    • Ensures MUSE files are processed daily.
    • Prepares patients for procedures.
    • Monitors patients (including electrocardiograph and vital signs) and their response.
    • Demonstrates ongoing proficiency in clinical skills/knowledge specific to specialty area.
    • Demonstrates practice consistent with current research/standards/policies/protocols/procedures.
    • Protects patient privacy/maintains confidentiality.
    • Recognizes and responds to adverse reactions, clinical problems, or emergent situations.
    • Reports pertinent findings to cardiologist.
    • Documents according to established policies and procedures.
    • Provides teaching to patient and family as necessary.
    • Performs routine cleaning and reports mechanical failure of equipment.
    • Ensures emergency equipment is maintained and working properly.
    • Demonstrates fiscally responsible resource utilization and promotes cost containment.
    • Follows research protocols.
    • Performs patient care in a timely manner.
    • Productively utilizes unassigned time.
  • Prioritizes and coordinates patient care and/or services with team members.
  • Participates in the assessment and development of department and hospital related projects.
    • Participates in orientation of new employees;
    • Serves as a resource for staff members, students, residents, and fellows;
    • Serves on hospital and department committees as needed;
    • Develops and revises departmental policies, protocols, procedures, and forms as needed;
    • Plans, prepares, and presents training for departmental employees.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of an ECG technician training course from a recognized technical/vocational school; OR
    • one year experience assisting with cardiac testing procedures in a physician’s office, clinic, hospital, or similar setting; OR
    • an equivalent combination of training and experience and related courses
  • BLS certification
  • Effective utilization of oral and written communication skills with staff and the public
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Proficiency in computer skills including word processing and databases
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks
  • Flexibility
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Proficiency in organizational skills, time management and creativity with scheduling patients
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously, self-motivated
  • Ability to report to work regularly, on time, and prepared
  • Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree

  • Knowledge of cardiac noninvasive procedures
  • Proficiency in obtaining and analyzing 12 lead ECG’s
  • Familiarity with electrocardiography and stress testing equipment
  • ECG technician certification

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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