Electrocardiograph Technician - Grade 08

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 19 positions statewide.

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Salary Information for Electrocardiograph Technician
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Electrocardiograph Technician 08 $39,215 $48,294

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Job Duties

Electrocardiograph Technicians operate electrocardiograph machines in administering tests to record the action of a patients heart muscle for the diagnosis of heart ailments or malfunctions by a physician; perform minor maintenance and adjustments on related equipment; order and maintain required supplies; and perform clerical tasks in relation to the electrocardiograph program.  

These positions exist in various State agencies.

Performs Electrocardiograph, Holter Monitor, Teletrace, and Vector Cardiogram tests using related equipment to record the action of a patients heart muscle for diagnosing heart ailments or malfunctions; demonstrates and provides training in the operation of the electrocardiograph machine to students, trainees, hospital, and clinical personnel; orders and maintains required supplies; reads orders from physicians and Senior Electrocardiograph Technicians concerning test requirements; prepares patient by explaining procedures and the purpose of the test, positioning the patient, attaching electrodes to specified areas of the body, and connecting leads from the electrocardiograph machine to electrodes; activates marker button to record separate position readings on the electrocardiograph strip; removes electrodes from the patient and cleans off paste or other substances used in attaching electrodes; may direct the patient to perform physical exercise as specified by the physician and records the heart reaction during and following exertion; removes tracings from the electrocardiograph machine after administering tests; after the physician has studied the tracings, mounts and labels strip tracings to indicate which electrode position it represents; fills in identifying and test data on records; maintains electrocardiograph machine by replenishing supply of tracing paper and ink, replacing stylus, and reporting machine malfunctions; and may operate an electroencephalograph machine to administer tests for diagnosing brain disorders.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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