Monitor Technician

Description

JOB SUMMARY
  • The Monitor Tech I is assigned to a monitoring station in either the Central Monitoring Unit (CMU) or Emergency Center. The Monitor Tech I examines heartbeat patterns on electrocardiograph monitors; makes notes of irregular rhythm and monitors changes in the heartbeat; Provides notes to medical staff in charge of the patient; ensures that the monitors are functioning properly; Detects and promptly reports changes in parameters monitoring cardiac rhythms. Performs other related job duties as assigned.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • May be scheduled as needed including overtime


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Monitoring Telemetry OR EMT experience (Preferred)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
  • Basic Life Support (Preferred)
  • EMT certification (Preferred)
GENERAL SKILLS
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Mathematical
  • Analytical
  • Read/Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good - manual dexterity
  • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
  • Have near normal hearing - Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Standing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Walking - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Sitting - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
  • Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Bending/Stooping - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Lift/carry > 50 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)