Monitor Technician
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Seattle, WA

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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:
The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
The Stroke Care Excellence Award
Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.
Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Responsibilities:
The Cardiac Monitor Technician is responsible for the continuous surveillance of cardiac monitors. The Tech recognizes cardiac arrhythmias, documents/records on EKG monitor strips, and notifies the appropriate RN of arrhythmias and rhythm changes. In addition, the Monitor Tech acts as receptionist in the SCU.

Qualifications:
Education Background

High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Completion of a course in cardiac dysrhythmia recognition and interpretation preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

None required.

Special Training/Skills

ECG analysis skills required.

Demonstrates arrhythmia identification skills by successfully passing a test prior to hire.

Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology.

Work Experience

Requires one year experience as a Cardiac Monitor Technician (or experience in a related field), including ECG analysis and arrhythmia identification.

Or, a combination of relevant experience and training, which, in the opinion of the manager, is the equivalent of 1 year experience as a Monitor Tech.

Physical Abilities

Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload.

This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

Physical Demand Level: Sedentary
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally

As required, must be able to -

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and PullPerform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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