Cardiac Monitor Technician -60098 at West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
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Type: Full Time
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
JOB TITLE & CODE:
CARDIAC MONITOR TECH (60098)
POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides extensive monitoring function for all cardiac telemetry and hard-wire monitored patients and monitors a specified number of patients ordered pulse oximetry and capnography in a centralized location.
This position also possesses a good knowledge of dysrhythmia interpretation and utilizes effective communication with multiple units nursing staff and interdisciplinary team members.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
High school diploma or Equivalent.
Obtain certification in HeartSaver OR Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
Successful completion of 240 hour (~7-8 weeks) orientation at WVU Medicine 10 Southeast Telemetry Surveillance Center Clinical Education and Professional Development Dysrhythmia workshops and dysrhythmia exams prior to completion of orientation.
Attend orientation workshops; complete assignments with the following content:
* Cardiac anatomy and physiology
* Sinus, Atrial, Junctional, Ventricular, blocks and paced rhythm identification with measurements
* Pediatric dysrhythmia identification
* Pulse Oximetry interpretation
* Capnography interpretation
Successfully pass 3 exams during orientation with a score of 80%.
To maintain employment: Successfully pass final comprehensive dysrhythmia exam after completion of orientation with a score of 85% if hired after September 2017. If hired prior to September 2017, to maintain employment: Successfully pass final comprehensive dysrhythmia exam after completion of orientation with a score of 80%.
Completes quarterly competency.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Graduate of Technical Education Program or Medical Assistant Program preferred.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs cardiac monitoring for all telemetry and hard-wire monitored patients that are routed to the Telemetry Surveillance Unit.
Each Cardiac Monitor Technician visually monitors between 45 and 50 patients per station on telemetry and hard-wire units in Telemetry Surveillance Center (TSC) for all patients assigned in Ruby Memorial that is routed to the Telemetry Surveillance Center.
Monitors, identifies changes, addresses alarms to identify any abnormal heart rhythm variation, and reports the patient s cardiac rhythm, and or life-threatening cardiac events to medical and nursing staff.
Analyzes, interprets and measures ECG strip waveform displays and documents each patient s rhythm every eight hours along with any changes and reports these changes according to established guidelines and protocols.
Monitors centralized pulse oximetry for general pediatric population and adult Orthopedic patients when indicated.
Monitors centralized capnography for pediatric and adult population on continuous PCA infusions.
Guide junior staff on how to compare and interpret rhythm strips
Maintains a log that indicates name of nurse and extension of his/her wireless phone assigned to each monitored patient each shift. Informs appropriate nurse of any dysrhythmia via his/her wireless phone.
Properly enters and deletes patient information from the Telemetry Surveillance Center at admission, transfer and discharge.
Communicates hand-off shift reports on all monitored patients from the monitoring staff.
Assembles a telemetry transmitter, battery, a pouch, and electrodes for nursing staff.
Assists in indirect patient care by managing inventory and assignment of certain patient equipment items on 10 East.
Keeps inventory of 10 Southeast s telemetry units, assigns units to new patients, and retrieves units at discharge if needed.
Ensures batteries are charged and installed properly
Cleans each telemetry unit between each patient use.
Monitors equipment and assists with trouble shooting of malfunctioning equipment with proper notification (i.e.: Healthcare Technology and Nurse Manager)
Replaces defective equipment and reports failures to Health Care Technology and Nurse Manager
Assists in routine unit operation as directed/needed to ensure smooth communication and functioning of the unit. Ensures smooth communication with other units for whom cardiac, pulse oximetry and capnography monitoring is being performed with proper documentation.
Maintains job specific expectations
Courteously answers telephone, identifying self and unit at all times.
Relays accurate and clear message to appropriate receiver with documentation in a timely manner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.
Minimal physical activity required.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Vision (corrected)/hearing within normal limits.
Ability to visually monitor several computer screens with multiple cardiac rhythms, pulse oximetry and capnography waveforms for sustained periods of time.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 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.
Working closely with others (co-workers) and able to communicate effectively with the entire healthcare team.
SKILLS & ABILILTIES:
Ability to Troubleshoots technology with biomedical engineering and clinical staff.
Ability to work as a cooperative, focused team player, take direction well, and have a positive attitude to work with the patients, nursing staff, and physicians. CMTs should display good organizational skills and the ability to multitask to keep track of a large number of patients.
Ability to maintain clean and safe work area
Demonstrate basic computer knowledge and skills.
Demonstrate good verbal and writing skills.
Date Reviewed/Revised: April 2017
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the