Monitor Technician-Per Diem/Night in Norwalk, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/3/2022

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Job Description

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Job Summary:

The Monitor Tech performs various functions that support the multidisciplinary team in delivering high quality, cost-effective care. The Monitor tech employs effective communication skills in all interactions and when relaying important EKG changes to nursing staff. Maintains competency requirements for EKG interpretation, computer skills associated with the monitoring system and other job related functions. Maintains vigilant monitoring to ensure EKG dysrhythmias are reported and documented per policy. This position will routinely perform Unit Secretary duties for the unit as assigned.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Monitors heart rhythm pattern of patients in special care unit of hospital to detect abnormal pattern variances, using telemetry equipment: Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.
  • Observes screen of cardiac monitor and listens for alarm to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm.
  • Promptly informs primary care nurse, charge nurses, nurses, or nursing supervisor of variances to initiate examination of patient.
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly and safely operate the Telemetry equipment, office equipment and maintain a safe environment
  • Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice
  • Serves as a role model for the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and fulfills other job duties as requested within Scope of Practice

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent is required
  • Prior health care experience and medical terminology required
  • A minimum of 12 months experience monitoring ECG/ Dysrhythmia in an acute care setting preferred.

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card.
  • Successful completion of Dysrhythmia for Monitor Tech course prior to completion of orientation.

ADA CONSIDERATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language. Must be able to prepare documentation in a manner that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to perform upper level mathematical operations, including algebra and geometry, frequent distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.