Job Summary: As a monitor technician (MT) is responsible for on-going surveillance of patient cardia monitor and provides RNs or other clinicians with immediate notification of changes in cardiac rhythms.
As a Nurse Extender provides basic Nursing Care to all patients and assists in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. The MT/Nurse Extender is trained to two roles, that of the MT and that of the Nurse Extender. In both roles the MT/Nurse Extender function under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse.
High School Diploma.
Three to Twelve months additional training beyond high school towards Certified Nurse Assistant Credentials or Completion of Nursing Fundamentals. Pennsylvania License as a Certified Nurse Assistant or completion of Nursing Fundamentals. American Heart Association Basic Life Support upon hire.
Successful completion or tested out of rhythm training within 8 weeks of hire.
Successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation class per department standard or demonstration of competency via exam. Safe patient handling techniques education and training; patient lift and transfer device training; fall precaution protocols education. Safe patient handling techniques education and training; patient lift and transfer device training; fall precaution protocols education.
Pinnacle Health Systems