Job Category Other Technicians & Technologies Position Monitor Technician Req Code 14570 Location Skagit Valley Hospital Job Summary The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Provides continuous arrhythmia monitoring through effective observation and operation of the central station monitors. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Location/Department specific tasks and competencies may apply.
Essential Functions Monitor Telemetry units. Observe and report deviations in rhythms from baseline promptly to the appropriate Charge and patient's primary nurse in accordance with established guidelines. Perform job order functions in an accurate and timely manner (order entry, patient discharge, charges, data retrieval). May be required to perform the duties of Unit Assistant.
Record cardiac rhythm findings in patient's electronic medical record every twelve hours and PRN. Communicate with Biomedical Services to ensure proper and safe functioning of equipment. Monitor cardiac rhythms accurately.
Must be able to maintain productivity within a busy nursing unit with frequent interruptions. Document rhythm strip data. Perform basic EKG interpretation.
Maintain ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office (Outlook) and department specific software applications to perform work. Communicate effectively and cooperatively in the workplace. Actively contribute to the achievement of Quality Improvement and Lean Process Improvement activities.
Complete all mandatory learning requirements in a timely manner. Maintain current licensure and/or certification as required. Attend and actively participate in all department, team and/or committee meetings.
Comply with all Skagit Regional Health, department and location specific policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor or designee. Education High School graduate or GED required.
Successful completion of an EKG interpretation course within 30 days of employment.within 30 days of employment. Experience/Training Minimum one (1) year related healthcare experience preferred. License/Certification Current American Heart Association (AHA) healthcare provider BLS certification required.
Other Qualifications Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required.
Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to perform work. Well developed problem solving and analytical skills required.
Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Knowledge of the healthcare environment required. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position (may include overtime and weekend work).
Skagit Regional Health