MONITOR TECHNICIAN
Duke University and Duke University Health System - Durham, NC

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FULL TIME, 36 HOURS PER WEEK, 7P-7A, MUST BE WILLING TO WORK EVERY
OTHER WEEKEND

CARDIAC TELEMETRY

Occ Summary

The Monitoring Technician is responsible for on-going surveillance of
patient cardiac monitors and
provides RNs and/or clinicians with immediate notification of any
changes in cardiac rhythms. The
technician delivers telemetry to intermediate units and performs
monitor hook-up/discharge, patient
preparation, and teaching related to the
monitor.

Work Performed

Maintains ongoing, high-level surveillance of patients# cardiac rhythms
and notifies nursing/clinicians
of any rate/rhythm changes according to clinician/provider orders.

Measures and interprets patients# heart rhythm and documents on patient
record per departmental
standards.

Initiates and discontinues monitoring equipment on admission, transfer,
or discharge. Performs
configuration as necessary.

Performs clerical duties related to admission, discharge, and
documentation of patient information from
Central Telemetry.

Answers telephone and communicates clearly when receiving information
from units or providers.
Uses clear and complete communication with unit personnel when
delivering information about
changes in patient
rhythm.

Orients and mentors new staff members. Serves as a resource for
training and troubleshooting to
both Central Telemetry and clinical
areas.

Troubleshoots monitors with nursing staff and contacts Clinical
Engineering as appropriate.

Gives report to oncoming shift.

Prioritizes and organizes work assignment and adjusts priorities based
on changing situations.

Maintains and stocks all designated equipment, including telemetry, and
transport monitors.

Replaces defective equipment and reports failures to Clinical
Engineering.

Adheres to confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to
patients, clinicians, employees, and
visitors.

Develops a rapport and cooperative relationship with nursing and
clinical staff and responds to
questions/requests from healthcare
providers.

Performs job responsibilities in accordance with the Mission, Vision,
and Values of DUHS.

Performs other duties as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of basic anatomy/physiology of the heart.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
staff, clinicians, and the general
public.
Ability to work under moderate pressure for extended periods of time.
Ability to accept responsibility
for accuracy and responsetimes to emergent and non-emergent requests.
Ability to communicate
clearly and concisely.

Level Characteristics

N/A

Minimum Qualifications
Education

High school diploma or GED Successful completion of DUHS Clinical Education and Professional Development Dysrhythmia course and EKG exam prior to completion of orientation. Experience

Two years experience monitoring ECG/ Dysrhythmia in a physician's office, clinic, hospital or similar setting required. Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Possess and maintain current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health care Providers (must be completed during orientation)

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Duke University Health System is a world-class health care network dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's...