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Monitor Technician-Community General Osteopathic

  • Job ID: 190001U0
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: CGH Monitor Techs
  • Location: 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.97 to $22.37 / hour

Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity? We are seeking an employee who would like to learn about the Healthcare Industry and grow within your career. This position will provide continuous visual surveillance of numerous patient cardiac rhythm monitors and notify appropriate nursing personnel immediately of changes and/or life-threatening dysrhythmias. Performs quality EKGs. Place and scan Holter monitors. Transtelephonic Pacemaker Clinic (if cross trained). Work is performed in patient care areas throughout the hospital. May be exposed to chemicals and infectious diseases.


Responsibilities:
  • Promotes and maintains desired public, interpersonal, and interdepartmental relationships and patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the physical and electronic character of the diagnostic instrumentation used and must demonstrate equipment troubleshooting skills.
  • If cross trained, conducts transtelephonic pacemaker function testing including scheduling and billing components.
  • Responsible for personal job skill development and maintaining clinical expertise. Maintains certification in CPR once oriented. Attends in-service education and skill development courses as offered.
  • Is available to cover subsequent shift if staffing is inadequate.
  • Accurately manages ECG tracing/order matching in computerized equipment for physician on line reading and upload to electronic medical record. Completes billing for technical component of ECGs and Holters.
  • Explains the nature and rationale of examinations to patients/hospital personnel in understandable terms. Completes a brief patient history prior to Holter monitor procedures. Properly positions the patient to perform the exam and make any specific preparations required to assure thoroughness and accuracy of the study.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent.
  • Experience in Cardiac Telemetry monitoring or EKG desired. 
  • Prior experience desired in a clinical or diagnostic cardiac health care setting, preferably hospital based. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Documented proficiency of cardiac dysrhythmias recognition required. 
  • Ability to pass hospital provided dysrhythmia course with a score of 90% or better.
  • Performance of basic keyboarding skills required to operate equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireCardiac Technician, Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic background desired.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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