Monitor Tech

  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
  • Jan 05, 2021
Part Time Technician Technologist

Job Description

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. Physical Activity Requirements Constant = 67-100% of workday Sitting Fingering Talking Hearing Repetitive motion Frequent = 34-66% of workday Reaching Occasional = 33% or less of workday Standing Walking Lifting Balancing Stooping Kneeling Crouching Pushing Pulling Grasping Feeling Climbing Handling Physical Demand Requirements Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently

Employment Type

Part Time