Durham, North Carolina

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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.


U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.


Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.


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.


General Description 
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.


Job Duties

  • 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.



Minimum Qualifications




High School graduate or GED.



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



Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Successful completion: 1) Basic 12-Lead class; \ 2) Dysrhythmia class; 3) Pacemaker class; and 4) National ECG Certification



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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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