EKG Technician


Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.


Job Summary

Performs various clinical/technical duties related to performing EKGs, the application of holter and event monitors, device interrogation and performing stress testing. Reports results of each procedure to appropriate staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: CPR certified or certified within 3 months after employment.
Required Training: Completion of recognized EKG training program;
Familiar with medical terminology.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient populations: infant (birth to 1 year) children (1 year to 12 years) adolescent (13 years to 17 years) adult (18 years to 65 years) and geriatric (over 65 years) patients.
  • Performs and provides appropriate follow-up for Adult and Pediatric EKGs. (50%)
  • Performs Treadmill Stress Testing, Holter Monitor hook up and removal, Device Interrogation,  and Event Monitor hookup with appropriate follow up (25%)
  • Processes and ensures that all EKGs are completed and appropriately transmitted to medical record for both inpatients and outpatients. (25%)
  • Recognizes and reports changes from previous EKG tracings as well as any life threatening arrhythmias.
  • Responds to all Maydays and Rapid Responses to perform 12 lead EKG tracing and/or rhythm strips and report any changes to physician.
  • Carries a beeper/ cell phone and responds promptly to all calls.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Utilizes, maintains and troubleshoots equipment to ensure proper function.
  • Assists with orientation of new personnel as directed in areas of EKG, stress testing and holter monitoring and serves as clinical mentors to EKG students.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement of services and collects data for quality assurance.
  • Performs such other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, i.e. fire or disaster.
  • Embodies those behaviors, philosophies and values, which serve to uphold the ideals and enhance the image of Lexington Medical Center.
  • Works in a cooperative manner in which fosters favorable relations between employees and patients, patient’s families, visitors, and the medical staff.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina