Monitor Technician

Job Summary:  Provides indirect care in the department setting.  Monitors cardiac rhythms via direct cardiac screen or telemetry monitors.  Meets communication needs of the department.  Transcribes physician orders from records with notation and signatures by nursing staff.  Prepares and compiles records in the department.  Maintains regulatory body requirements, policies and procedures and participates in performance improvement activities.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Approaches family and visitors in a kind and professional manner.
Gives explanations and verbal reassurances consistently to family and visitors.
Interacts professionally with co-workers and other healthcare providers.
Fosters communication between multiple disciplines on the behalf of the patient.
Participates in informal conferences involving the care of patients.
Answers the telephone and intercom in a timely and polite manner.
Communicates ideas for improvement to the unit manager/charge nurse.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Organizes and manages activities to show consideration of the unit as a whole.
Reflects knowledge and judgment in decisions and actions within the job description of the unit secretary/monitor technician.
Is aware of patient condition and whereabouts when patient is out of the unit.
Communicates information about dysrhythmias to the charge nurse and primary care nurse.
Demonstrates competency in interpreting dysrhythmias.
Transcribes orders within one hour when feasible.
Enters orders correctly into the computer.
Maintains current copies of lab results and x-rays and makes them available to staff.
Orders supplies and stocks as required.
Maintains accuracy of Kardex to ensure complete and accurate patient care.
Alerts nursing staff to abnormal lab test results.
Maintains logbooks in the department.
Assists in recording information for performance improvement activities.
Runs and posts rhythm strips at the specified times.
Assists other staff members as needed with transferring and transporting of patients.
Demonstrates knowledge of computer system.
Accepts additional assignments willingly.

 

Regulatory Requirements:

  • High School diploma or the equivalent.
  • Must be able to acquire the Monitor tech certification.

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Additional languages preferred.

Skills:

  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Word processing.

Physical Demands:

  • For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.