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Monitor Tech

  • Job ID: 084519193
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC Jameson
  • Department: Central Monitoring
  • Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.91 to $21.19 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The primary functions of the Monitor Technician are constant observation, and interpretation of, cardiac rhythms from the centralized monitoring station located in the Intermediate Care Unit. In response to rhythm changes, the Monitor Technician will notify the appropriate staff member. Additional duties include assisting with clerical duties and in maintaining the organization of the nursing station.

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.
  • Management of patients with Cardiac disease and knowledge of appropriate care of the patient with a Cardiac related complaint.

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. Cardiac Monitor reading skills obtained through completion of Basic Arrhythmia class. 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:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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