JOB SUMMARY: Provides accurate cardiac rhythm surveillance through continuous monitoring of pediatric and/or adult telemetry patients. A standard procedure for rhythm observation and documentation is utilized, which contributes to positive patient outcomes for cardiac monitored patients.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Successful completion of an approved dysrhythmia course during first week of hire and must pass dysrhythmia test during first week of orientation. Previous monitor technician and clerical experience preferred.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: N/A
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Ensures continuous telemetry monitoring is established and documentation is maintained. 2. Ensures monitoring equipment is functioning correctly. 3. Ensures dysrhythmias or rhythm changes are communicated timely. 4. Maintains knowledge and skills related to dysrhythmia monitoring. 5. Participates in quality improvement projects. 6. Supports provision of age/developmental appropriate care in accordance with Age/Developmental Specific Care Guidelines for the age groups served. 7. Promotes efficient use of fiscal resources. SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of various dysrhythmias Knowledge of medical terminology Basic computer skills Strong communication skills WORK ENVIRONMENT: Contact with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances Regular exposure to the risk of blood-borne diseases, infectious, and contagious diseases Moderate to high levels of stress Moderate noise environment Exposure to cleaning agents Exposure to hazards from electrical equipment Handles emergency or crisis situations Subject to many interruptions Clean, well-lit and comfortable climate PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 0% 35% 65% to to to 35% 65% 100% N/A Activity X Standing X Walking X Sitting X Bending X Reaching with arms X Finger and hand dexterity X Talking X Hearing X Seeing Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling: X 20 lbs. maximum X 50 lbs. maximum X 100 lbs. maximum