Job Description

Job Title: Monitor Tech
Job ID: 03618182
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Central Monitoring
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105

Description

Vigilant and highly responsive, Monitor Techs provide continuous surveillance of patient cardiac monitors—sometimes many at once—and immediately notify appropriate nursing staff of any change or life-threatening disrhythmia observed. Monitor Techs float to all areas of the hospital to place and scan Holter monitors and perform EKGs.

As a Monitor Tech, you will complete a brief medical history for each patient, and practice transparency by communicating the nature and purpose of examinations in terms the patient can understand. In addition to playing a crucial role in patient safety, you will also be responsible for equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, scheduling of exams, inventory, and billing.

UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a Full Time Monitor Tech to cover all shifts at our New Castle, PA location. Shifts will be 8 hours and 12 hours, and will rotate between days, evenings, and nights.

Be there for our patients. Earn great pay and benefits while contributing to world-class health care. Apply to be a Monitor Tech today!

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with coordinating transfers.
  • Notify Primary Care Nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor or Charge Nurse of changes.
  • General Secretarial Duties.
  • Provide copy of shift summary and send to appropriate unit of remote monitored patients.
  • Utilize monitor pause to ensure right monitor, right patient, and right room.
  • Placement of, or send to appropriate remote unit, daily monitor renewal labels.
  • Daily monitoring charge in Star system.
  • Cardiac monitoring.
  • Interact with families and visitors.
  • Assist with discharges.
  • Interpretation of cardiac rhythms.
  • Answer Telephones and deliver messages.
  • At the end of 3-11 shifts, send the past 24 hour record to the appropriate unit of remote monitored patients.
  • Documentation of rhythms by printing end of shift strips, include shift summary and changes.
  • Assist with tear down of discharge charts.
  • Verbally report to incoming ICT.
  • Assist with transcription of orders if skill level permits.
  • Communication, internal and external.
  • Basic Rhythm interpretation Interpret of hemodynamic monitoring Interpretation and intervention of arterial blood gas results

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. 
EKG training preferred
Cardiac Monitor reading skills obtained through completion of Basic Arrhythmia class. 
Must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a team atmosphere. 
Ability to multitask. 
Knowledge of unit specific policies and procedures.  
Computer skills.
Possess Intermediate Care Unit, computer, typing, organizational, communication (both verbal and written) telephone etiquette skills. 
Knowledge of Medical Terminology. 
Ability to use Intermediate Care Unit monitors and Central Station, telephone, fax, computer.
Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.11 to $19.97 / hour

    Union Position: No

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