Monitor Tech

Mercy Medical Center

  • Summary
    • This position supports Mercy’s philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional telemetry monitoring and performing other department-specific responsibilities as required by the department. The monitor technician works with the unit teams to identify, monitor and communicate telemetry rhythms and changes to prevent adverse outcomes.
  • Job Duties/Essential Functions
    • Job Duties
      • Demonstrates ability to observe, interpret and document cardiac rhythms
      • Promptly communicates cardiac arrhythmias, rhythm changes or other significant events to the primary Licensed Nurse
      • Professionally collaborates with Licensed Nurses and Physicians regarding rhythm interpretations and/or questions
      • The telemetry technician may have an expanded role to include Patient Care Technician and/or Unit Secretary

    • Department Specific Duties
      • Measures and provides interpretation all of telemetry patients every 4 hours or as changes occur
      • Works closely with the Shift Supervisor on each unit
      • Accurately completes inventory of telemetry packs every shift
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Successful completion of 144 hours cardiac rhythm interpretation training
    • Successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation competency exam upon hire and annually
    • Excellent, effective and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to function independently and as a collaborative member of the healthcare team
    • Efficient time management and organizational skills
    • Manages stress appropriately to include multitasking, concentration to detail and handling of sentinel events
    • Ability to operate efficiently within Philips and Epic systems.
  • Professional Experience
    • Previous Telemetry Technician experience preferred
    • Previous LPN, Patient Care Technician or EMT-1 experience preferred
  • Education
    • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Medical Terminology Class preferred
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration
    • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
    • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association preferred.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Cardiac-Stroke Center
Schedule: Part Time, Evening/Night, 6p-6a and every third weekend

Job ID: 80805

Posted 13 days ago

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