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Monitor Technician

Description

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.
  • Supports peer personnel in daily work assignments maintaining a constant awareness of the nature and volume of work and takes necessary actions to expedite completion of procedures.
  • Cleans equipments on a daily basis. Stocks supply areas and distributes inventory. Notifies key personnel or manager of need for supplies and reports need for equipment service and repair to manager or bio-med medical department.
  • Responsible for receiving and accurately completing and processing requests for ECGs and Holter monitors. Ability to push ECGs machines on carts with wheels in order to perform studies in various areas throughout the hospital.
  • If cross trained, scans Holter monitor tapes with 100% accuracy in terms of dysrhythmia recognition and classification (ventricular and atrial ectopic, pacemaker, normal and unknown).
  • Provides visual surveillance of nurmerous cardaic monitors simultaneously while nmaintaining 100% accuracy in terms of dysrhytthmia recognition and classification (venttricular or atrial ectopic, normal or unknown). Maintains alarms per policy. Recognizes and immediately notifies appropriate hospital personnel of changes in a patient's rhythm or life threatening dysrhythmia and documents changes on patient record system.

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 hire. Cardiac Technician, Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic background desired.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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