Job Description

Cardiac Monitor Technician - Benson Hospital
Job CategoryAllied Health
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Benson Hospital Position Description

Job Title: Cardiac Monitor Technician Department: Nursing

Reports To: Registered Nurse/Nursing Supervisor/Chief Clinical Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cardiac Monitor Technician is responsible for surveillance, recording,

reporting, interpretation and troubleshooting technical aspects of

electrocardiographic monitors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Continuously monitors cardiac rhythms, notifying patient’s primary nurse

and/or charge nurse of any changes in rate or rhythm.

2. Measures, evaluates and documents rhythm strips at a minimum hourly on all

emergency room patients including admission and discharge or transfer strips.

Medical inpatients with telemetry monitoring ordered will have cardiac

rhythm strips every 4 hours and PRN to include admission and discharge

strips.

3. Maintains inventory log on all telemetry units and patients use of same.

4. Assists in ordering supplies such as tracing paper, lead wires, and batteries as

needed.

5. Troubleshoots technical monitor problems.

6. Attends staff meetings; remains accountable for content of missed staff

meetings. Attends all mandatory in-services as required.

7. Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling by working across shift boundaries in

order to provide continuous support to monitoring patients.

8. Works in various clinical departments, where qualified and competent,

depending on the needs of the hospital.

9. Additional responsibilities are that of receptionist and secretarial duties (to

include answering phones, and communicating with other internal and

external customers (i.e. patients, ancillary departments such as laboratory, xray,

CT and medical records as needed)

10. Taking and recording patient vitals as requested by patient’s primary nurse.

11. Clean patient rooms as needed and directed by patient’s primary nurse.

12. Perform related duties as required within the scope of the nursing department

and within approved licensure and certification.

13. Adheres to all Infection Control policies and practices, including hand

hygiene, personal protective equipment, isolation precautions, and healthcare

worker immunizations.

14. Reduces the risks of accidental injury or exposure by following established

safety guidelines and policies and procedures.

15. Maintains patient confidentiality and does not discuss patient in public areas

such as cafeteria, hallways, parking lots or loudly so others can hear.

16. Works every other weekend as dictated by patient acuity/census and staffing

needs: Day Shift Saturday and Sunday 0645 – 1915, Night Shift Friday and

Saturday 1845 – 0715.

pg. 2 Cardiac Monitor Technician Reviewed: O.Goodman RN 9/2018 Approved: ADickey

ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

1. Participates in and supports performance improvement programs committees.

2. Adheres to all hospital and Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.

3. Maintains complete confidentiality of all patients, clinicians, employees, and

visitors medical, financial, employees, computer, or other sensitive material,

which may jeopardize the privacy of others.

4. Demonstrates orientation towards excellent customer service by conducting

daily activities, communications, and interactions in a cooperative, positive,

and professional manner.

5. Displays courtesy toward customers by introducing self and addressing

customers by name. Meets customers’ expectations by listening to and

demonstrating sensitivity and awareness of others.

6. Ensures that established expectations are satisfied. Keep customers informed

of progress.

7. Meets customers’ expectations by listening to and demonstrating sensitivity

and awareness of others.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

1. High School diploma or GED and;

2. Basic EKG examination of successful completion of cardiac dysrhythmia

recognition and interpretation course preferred

3. 1 year as monitor tech in coronary care or telemetry unit (preferred)

4. CNA, EMT or Paramedic Certification

5. Current AHA BLS

WORK ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met

by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.

X Balancing X Crouching X Kneeling X Seeing X Stooping

X Carrying X Keyboarding X Lifting

(50lbs)

X Color X Talking

X Climbing X Grasping X Pulling X Depth X Walking

X Crawling X Hearing X Sitting X Standing

EXPOSURE

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those

an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions

X Airborne Particles X Explosives X Muscular Strain X Temperature X Infectious Diseases

X Caustics X Fumes X Noise X Toxicants X Weather

X Chemicals X High Places X Odors X Vibration

X Electrical Current X Moving Parts X Physical Abuse X Vision Strain

pg. 3 Cardiac Monitor Technician Reviewed: O.Goodman RN 9/2018 Approved: ADickey

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a

comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of

the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any

time with or without notice.

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