Memorial Heroes: Elisa Tarin, electrocardiogram technician


December 18, 2020

What is your official title?

Electrocardiogram technician.

How long have you worked here at Memorial Medical Center?

Five years.

How did you come into this position?

I started from environmental services to where I am currently. I was asked by my then-director if I was bilingual and if I was interested in learning electrocardiogram, took some classes and here I am.

What was your motivation for a career in Healthcare?

Seeing patients in need of help and care and knowing that I can do something to help. I applied and took classes to do so.

What is a typical day like for you?

Going back and forth from my officer to patients’ rooms. Making sure I have everything I need to protect my patient, self and coworkers, whether they are inpatient or outpatients.

How would you describe your role’s responsibilities?

I receive orders from our physicians to perform EKGs, edit the EKGs, send them to the cardiologist on schedule, print insurance information and place it all in the doctor’s folder.

In what areas do you help patients?

I work in all areas of the hospital. Inpatients and outpatients, CCU, ICU, Obs, COVID areas and codes.

What are some of your interests outside of work?

I am an outdoors kind of gal; fishing, hunting and camping. I love to take my grandchildren with me when I am doing these activities.

What is your favorite part about working for Memorial Medical Center?

There is always opportunity to climb the ladder to success.