Sisters of Providence Health System
Responsible for the observation and reporting to nursing of cardiac tracings, alarms and deviations from a patients normal cardiac rhythm. The cardiac monitoring technician is to be cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the department and hospital.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Remotely viewing/monitoring cardiac ECG tracing patterns of all patients on a cardiac monitoring unit to identify/detect abnormal patterns and variations.
Reports all pattern changes and variations in tracing, rhythm and rate to the RN providing direct care and/or to their designee/alternate.
Documents reported events in the cardiac monitor technician log book (located in the designated monitoring area).
The Monitor technician is responsible to print, analyze and fax the rhythm strip to the unit that houses the medical record. This is required at the change of every shift. The cardiac monitor technician will also analyze and fax a strip to the unit housing the medical record with any change in rhythm.
Responsible for the activation of the RRT/ERT system.
The cardiac monitor technician will provide each RN/MD cardiac tracing strips and history per their request.
Functions efficiently and effectively in a stressful situation/environment.
Accountable for alarm limit setting on the monitors in collaboration with the primary RN.
Responsible for troubleshooting any telemetry problems.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts acquired through completion of a high school diploma or GED.
Requires a minimum of one (1) year of Cardiac monitoring experience. Must successfully pass Mercy Cardiac Rhythm test prior to hire.
Requires knowledge of medical terminology.
Current CPR certification preferred.
Basic phone, computer and fax skills.
Requires effective interpersonal skills (Communication and Telephone).
Must possess effective organizational and problem solving skills.
Solitary working environment with limited staff interaction to limit distractions.
Reports to the Critical Care Nurse Manager or designee.
Has no responsibility for the direct supervision of any other employees.