Monitor Technician

University Of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson , MS 39201

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Job Requisition ID:

R00006119

Job Category:

Health System

Organization:

3 South and Monitor Technicians

Location/s:

Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:

Monitor Technician

Job Summary:

TO CONTINUALLY OBSERVE THE PATIENT ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC (ECG) PATTERNS AND TO RECOGNIZE AND REPORT ARRHYTHMIAS TO MEDICAL/NURSING STAFF. TO DOCUMENT AND RECORD INFORMATION IN THE PATIENT RECORD. TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEDICAL CENTER'S PURPOSE.

Education & Experience

HIGH SCHOOL OR GED AND ONE (1) YEAR OF EXPERIENCE AS A NURSING ASSISTANT

OR

COMPLETION OF FIRST SEMESTER OF RN OR LPN PROGRAM

OR

COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL-APPROVED EKG COURSE

OR

ONE (1) YEAR OF PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE IN A HEALTHCARE SETTING.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: NA

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • OBSERVES ECG MONITORS AND REPORTS TO APPROPRIATE STAFF THE NECESSARY INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PATIENT NAME, ROOM NUMBER, CARDIAC RHYTHM, DYSRHYTHMIA, AND/OR LIFE-THREATENING SITUATIONS.
  • OPERATES COMPLEX CARDIAC MONITORING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING ECG RHYTHM SCREENS, COMPUTERIZED DYSRHYTHMIA DETECTION SYSTEM, AND RHYTHM PRINTERS.
  • RECORDS INFORMATION IN PATIENT LOG AND MAINTAINS ACCURATE, NEAT ACCOUNT OF PATIENT'S CARDIAC MONITORING STATUS DURING EPISODE OF CARE. IDENTIFIES AND RECORDS PATIENT'S RHYTHM A MINIMUM OF EVERY 12 HOURS OR WITH ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN PATIENT RHYTHM AND/OR CONDITION.
  • GIVES AND RECEIVES REPORT ON PERTINENT PATIENT/MONITOR DATA TO/FROM INCOMING/OUTGOING SHIFT PERSONNEL AND/OR REMOTE MONITORING UNITS.
  • ADMITS AND DISCHARGES PATIENTS FROM THE TELEMETRY MONITOR. MAINTAINS ACCURATE CENSUS OF PATIENTS ON THE UNIT.
  • ANSWERS DIRECT MONITOR ROOM PHONE LINE.
  • DURING CODE SITUATION, MAINTAINS CONTACT WITH NURSING STAFF/CODE BLUE TEAM
  • ASSISTS WITH RHYTHM INTERPRETATION AND DYSRYHTHMIA DETECTION. LABELS MONITOR STRIPS TO INDICATE SIGNIFICANT EVENTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEFIBRILLATION, ELECTRICAL-CARDIOVERSION, CPR, AND/OR CODE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION.
  • TROUBLESHOOTS MONITORING EQUIPMENT FOR IMMEDIATELY CORRECTABLE PROBLEMS SUCH AS PRINTER PAPER CHANGES, LOW BATTERY/OUT OF RANGE OCCURRENCES,AND LEAD WIRE/ELECTRODE PLACEMENT. MONITORS TRANSMITTER MALFUNCTIONS AND LOSS OF TRANSMISSION DUE TO POWER OUTAGE AND/OR TELEPHONE DISCONNECTION.
  • ENSURES ADEQUATE INVENTORY OF MONITORING SUPPLIES (LEAD WIRE, ELECTRODES, BATTERIES, ETC.). CLEANS SETS AND MAINTAINS MONITORING EQUIPMENT. CONTACTS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING WHEN APPROPRIATE FOR MONITOR EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS.
  • THE DUTIES LISTED ARE GENERAL IN NATURE AND ARE EXAMPLES OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED AND ARE NOT MEANT TO BE CONSTRUED AS EXCLUSIVE OR ALL-INCLUSIVE. MANAGEMENT RETAINS THE RIGHT TO ADD OR CHANGE DUTIES AT ANY TIME.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Requires occasional exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, occasional exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, constant work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, frequent bending, frequent lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasional climbing, occasional crawling, occasional crouching/stooping, occasional kneeling, constant reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, frequent twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

Time Type:

FLSA Designation/Job Exempt:

No

Pay Class:

Hourly

FTE %:

0

Work Shift:

Benefits Eligibility:

Job Posting Date:

02/26/2021

Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified):

05/3/2021

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Monitor Technician

University Of Mississippi Medical Center