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Monitor Technician- Flex Full-Time- Non-Invasive Cardiology

  • Job ID: 129043518
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Non Inv. Cardio-Nucle
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.12 to $23.73 / hour

Description

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy is an urban facility full of opportunities for those looking to take the next step in their career!

We are currently hiring a flex full-time Monitor Technician to support our Central Telemetry Area!

This position is a flex full-time role, meaning employees are required to work at least 28 hours a week, but can flex up to a full-time status if staffing needs require it. Employees will work rotating shifts, which can include nights, weekends and holidays.

 

The Non-Invasive Cardio unit provides cardiac telemetry surveillance for seven progressive nursing units within the hospital. Candidates with a cardiology and/or EMT background are encouraged to apply!
 
As a Monitor Technician, you will be responsible for: 

  • Providing continuous visual surveillance of numerous patient cardiac rhythm monitors and notify appropriate nursing personnel immediately of changes and/or life-threatening dysrhythmias.
  • Performing quality EKGs.
  • Placing and scanning 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 equipment 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 numerous cardiac monitors simultaneously while maintaining 100% accuracy in terms of dysrhythmia recognition and classification (ventricular 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 34

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