SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
The Telemetry monitor technician maintains close observation of the electrocardiograph patterns of patients. The monitor technician possesses a basic knowledge of dysrhthmia interpretation and utilizes effective communication with unit personnel and interdisciplinary team members.
Flexible schedules to cover all shifts and weekends, as hospital needs demand.
Education: High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate required (if hired after January 1, 2003).
Licensure/Certification: BLS certification required prior to end of orientation. Basic EKG skills required.
Experience: 6 months to 1 year continuous experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Ability to manipulate various types of electronic and clinical equipment, adjust and troubleshoot monitoring equipment and computer equipment. Evaluate critical and potentially life threatening dysrthmias with available support of the unit supervisor and cardiac clinician. Interfaces directly with the public, physicians, staff, patients, administration and ancillary/support department representatives. Maintains confidentiality of patient's medical records. Regular and predictable attendance required.
Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner. Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
Essential Physical Requirements:
- Patient Care Partner transfers patient to perform medical job duties. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (23") to (36"), up to 3/shift.
- Patient Care Partner transfers hardware and monitor from room to room. Requires vertically/horizontally transferring hardware and monitor weighing up to (25 lbs.) from (70") to (70"), up to (6/shift), a distance of up to (150 feet) without mechanical assistance.
- Patient Care Partner transfers patient in bed, EKG, pump, wheelchair, meals on cart, crash cart, stretchers, AV cart and other medical equipment. Must horizontally transfer patient requiring a force up to (40 lbs.), up to (15/shift), a distance up to (50 feet.).
- Patient Care Partner must access medical supplies to perform job duties. Requires repetitive assumption of posture to access a point (12 inches) from the floor, up to (12/shift).
- Patient Care Partner stands to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (1 hr.) continuously, for a total of up to (7 hrs.) per (12 hrs.).
- Patient Care Partner must tolerate working environment with outside temperatures, including excessive heat, cold, and precipitation when escorting patient to transport.
- Patient Care Partner requires (Near/Far/Depth) vision to read orders, materials, monitor (all in English), to transfer patient in wheelchair and beds.
- Patient Care Partner walks to access hospital and campus and perform job duties. Requires walking up to (1.0 mile), in (12 hrs.).
- Patient Care Partner is required to manipulate threaded parts to perform job duties to connect/disconnect computer hardware.
- Patient Care Partner is required to transfer patient from supine to sidelying position (log roll) and to sit position, up to (6/shift).
Essential Sensory Requirements: Ability to respond to patient/family needs by interpreting verbal and non-verbal expressions. Ability to collect sensory data, analyze political dynamics, and intervene appropriately.
Exposure to Hazards: Requires exposure to communicable diseases and potentially contaminated body fluids and bio-hazardous materials. OSHA risk factor: Category 1. Potential risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.
Age-Specific Criteria: Possesses the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. Possesses the knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the patient population served as well as the knowledge to perform treatments and interpret data specific to that patient group.
Other: Knowledgeable of the mission, vision, and values of the hospital. Operates within the concept of patient-focused care. Evolves into an effective team member. Must adhere to dress code, good grooming, and personal hygiene habits. Cognizant of and conforms to all hospital policies and procedures.