Cardiac Monitor Technician - 16211
***INTERNAL EMPLOYEES ONLY***
Candidates may be required to take and pass a written test confirming knowledge and skills necessary to perform as a Cardiac Monitor Technician
Monitors the heart patterns of patients and report lethal arrhythmic to a supervisor immediately. Duties include monitoring and recording cardiac activity data from an electrocardiographic monitor and clerical support responsibilities related to department and patient services.
Equivalent to graduation from high school. Valid certification of completion for basic arrhythmia course or one (1) year experience as a monitor technician. 6 months of experience as a Unit Clerk preferred.
Valid certification of completion for basic arrhythmia course is required with less than one year of monitor technician experience.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO CLEARLY DOCUMENT EXPERIENCE:
- Recent documented experience in an Acute Care / Hospital setting.
- Recent documented experience in a CRITICAL CARE UNIT setting.
- Able to work variable hours.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Medical terminology; office practices and principles; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials; infection control policies and practices; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.
Reading and interpreting electrocardiographic arrhythmias and pacemaker rhythms; use of computer and a variety of software applications, using general office equipment such as phones, copiers, facsimiles, etc.; performing detailed office support duties, business arithmetic; communicating effectively with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain seated for extended periods of time and maintains concentration, vision to read printed materials and VDT screens, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or an eligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.