Electrocardiograph operator - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

Electrocardiograph operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform diagnostic or treatment exams, process images and/or graphics, plan care, organize the work area, equipment and accessories, operate equipment, prepare patients for diagnostic or treatment exams, act in the orientation of patients, family members and caregivers and work with biosecurity.

How much does an Electrocardiograph operator earn

A Electrocardiograph operator earns between $1.234 and $2.826 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.582 and a median salary of $1.454 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 254 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Electrocardiograph operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.582 18.981 395 8
1º Quartile 1.234 14.807 308 6
Median Salary 1.454 17.445 363 7
3º Quartile 2.155 25.862 539 11
Higher Salary 2.826 33.911 706 14

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians in operation of diagnostic equipment and instruments
        • technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods they perform their duties in medical, dental and ophthalmic clinics, outpatient clinics, hospitals and specialized laboratories. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, but some can work as self-employed. They work in a team, supervised by doctors, permanently and/or occasionally. They work in shifts, indoors and most subject to radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods

The exercise of these occupations requires higher education in technology in the operation of medical, dental and ophthalmic equipment and high school technical training, except for the spirometry technician, whose requirement is high school, plus a specific course, offered by professional training institutions, technical schools and training institutions in higher technology courses. Professional experience is not required for the technological level for the technical level, it occurs after experience of less than one year in the area, noting that for the spirometry technician, the full performance of the activities occurs after the performance and analysis of at least 200 exams. Professional apprenticeship may be required for Positions listed in this occupational family.

Functions and activities of Electrocardiograph operator

Technologists and technicians in diagnostic and therapeutic methods must:

  • communicate;
  • advise patient;
  • planning attendance;
  • planner attendance;
  • plan attendance;
  • planejar service;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment examinations;
  • guide patient;
  • care plan;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planar attendance;
  • work with biosafety;
  • plan care;
  • advise the patient;
  • organize work area, equipment and accessories;
  • organize workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • guide the patient;
  • work with biosafety;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • orient patient;
  • arrange workspace, equipment and accessories;
  • planned attendance;
  • working with biosafety;
  • prepare patient for diagnostic examination;
  • process images and/or graphics;
  • planning service;
  • perform diagnostic or treatment exams;

  • Activities

    • submit to periodic examinations;
    • advise the patient in the care of contact lenses;
    • instruct patient on exam preparation;
    • check the anatomical area demarcated for examination and/or treatment;
    • initialize equipment;
    • clear doubts;
    • instrument eye surgery;
    • demonstrate understanding for the patient;
    • perform antisepsis;
    • organize darkroom and lightroom;
    • request the presence of other professionals involved in the exam;
    • transmit security;
    • interview patient;
    • perform preventive and corrective maintenance of ophthalmic equipment;
    • get patient information;
    • perform preselection of the best accepted graphic;
    • use dosimeter (measurement of radiation received);
    • request material replacement;
    • isolate workspace for exam;
    • analyze graphic records;
    • monitor radioactive waste for disposal;
    • demonstrate understanding towards the patient;
    • replace expired medicines and materials;
    • move portable equipment;
    • edit images;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • manage human, financial and material resources;
    • adapt agenda for priority patient care;
    • elaborate graphics devices;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient's chart;
    • give lectures and courses;
    • organizing work team;
    • assist in radiotherapy treatment planning;
    • monitor the patient through equipment;
    • order the sequence of exams;
    • demonstrate focused attention;
    • receive request for exams and/or patient record;
    • provide cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • discuss the case with the work team;
    • evaluate extrinsic ocular motility;
    • prepare the operating table;
    • work as a team;
    • check understanding of orientation;
    • assemble emergency medicine cart;
    • apply administrative procedures;
    • operate equipment;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • submit the examination to medical examination;
    • work under pressure;
    • install equipment;
    • empower technical staff;
    • explain procedures and routines;
    • identify exam;
    • measure the patient's height and weight;
    • containing radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • wearing;
    • perform a radiometric survey;
    • remove patient from the equipment;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • supervise technical staff;
    • handle contrast media;
    • determine the removal of persons not involved in the exam;
    • making molds and models;
    • request equipment maintenance;
    • perform trichotomy;
    • demonstrate procedures and techniques;
    • analyze exam request and/or patient record;
    • adapt technical protocols to the exam;
    • provide additional patient preparations;
    • remove movable prostheses and patient adornments;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • check technical conditions of equipment and accessories;
    • isolate workspace for examination;
    • distribute tasks;
    • provide advice;
    • administer contrast agents and/or medications under medical supervision;
    • check equipment;
    • develop programs to promote and prevent eye health;
    • sanitize the patient;
    • perform manual or computerized cephalometric tracing;
    • put protective devices on the patient;
    • adjust equipment;
    • document exams;
    • handle radioactive substances;
    • participate in area events;
    • confirm patient identity;
    • implement actions to promote and prevent eye health;
    • delimit the image acquisition area;
    • log data;
    • patient scheduling plan;
    • elaborate tables of exposure to radiographic technique;
    • monitor the tracing record (graphic) of the exam;
    • administer pharmacological and/or radioactive substances;
    • demonstrate analytical reasoning ability;
    • develop new technologies;
    • immobilize the patient;
    • complementary examination;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • delimit the field to be irradiated;
    • advise the patient and/or companion and assistants on the procedures during the exam;
    • provide additional patient preparation;
    • place electrodes on patient;
    • applying administrative procedures;
    • providing cleaning and asepsis of the room and equipment;
    • advise patient about care after the exam;
    • report;
    • perform searches;
    • perform breast support;
    • adjust the patient's position to the exam;
    • schedule preventive maintenance of equipment;
    • educate patient on exam preparation;
    • package radioactive materials for transport or disposal;
    • record performed exams;
    • check physical and psychological conditions and patient preparation;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • organize work team;
    • process film in the darkroom;
    • interact with entities and other professionals;
    • describe the patient's conditions and reactions during the examination;
    • monitor the team's dosimetric report;
    • monitor the patient's behavioral reactions;
    • demonstrate adaptability;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • stimulate the patient to reach the acceptance and reproducibility criteria (guidelines from sbpt);
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • advise the patient about the procedures before and after eye surgery;
    • manipulate digital images;
    • calibrate equipment;
    • measure functions of the visual apparatus;
    • monitor the patient's reactions to contrasts and/or medications;
    • advise the patient about care after the exam;
    • select material for exam;
    • packaging sharp materials for disposal;
    • initialize image acquisition, processing, distribution and storage systems ;
    • analyze technical quality of exams;
    • monitor work area contamination;
    • eliminate interference from other devices;
    • educate technical staff;
    • train the patient in the handling of optical and non-optical resources;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • analyze processed image rejects;
    • check availability of radiation protection devices;
    • check availability of exam material;
    • monitor the exam's image record;
    • demonstrate verbal communication skills;
    • make exam results available;
    • remove mobile prostheses and patient adornments;
    • offering protection resources to other professionals and companions present;
    • collect material from the ocular surface;
    • adjust equipment and accessories to the patient and the type of exam and/ or treatment;
    • minimize the time of exposure to radiation;
    • assist the patient to put on and take off the equipment;

    Sectors that hire Electrocardiograph operator the most in the job market

    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • hospital care activities
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • diagnostic services by graphic record - ecg, eeg and other analog exams
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • clinical laboratories
    • cleaning activities
    • complementary diagnostic and therapeutic services activities

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