Provides continuous cardiac monitor observation to detect, record, and report normal and abnormal heart rhythms patterns and provide ECG interval measurements. Analyzes the function of pacemakers and internal cardiac defibrillators; records and reports improper function. Consults with nursing staff and medical staff regarding heart rhythm patterns.
Sets up and ensures proper functioning of ECG monitoring equipment; applies electrodes on predetermined measured positions on the patient and checks their performance.
Records and calculates all necessary parameters and interpret ECG tracings for diagnostic purposes.
Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals
Responds to emergency situations.
Maintains logs or reports as directed for equipment malfunctions.
Performs clerical duties such as answering telephone.
Participates in the orientation of new personnel and in the ongoing in-service education of the team.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: No experience required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.