This position is responsible for obtaining and interpreting cardiac physiological monitoring data, documenting any changes in arrhythmias and reporting and problems to a registered nurse or physician. Also responsible for assessing and maintaining equipment to ensure proper function.
1.Operate the appropriate monitoring device in accordance with physician orders. Expert at using all functions of central monitoring equipment.
2.Observe monitors continually, detecting and documenting any changes in heart rhythm and arrhythmias according to department standards. Indentify and interpret EKG and relay pertinent information to physician or nurse according to department standards.
3.Assist physicians in viewing rhythm history.
4.Orient staff to central monitoring capability and role of Monitor Tech.
5.Perform clerical duties as assigned which may include: processing admissions, discharges and transfers; physician order entry.
6.Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: 'High school diploma or equivalent required.
'Completion of Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant or equivalent program preferred.
'Completion of EKG class, monitoring equipment class, and order entry class within 1 month of hire.
EXPERIENCE: 'Experience in healthcare setting preferred. Prefer work within cardiology specialty preferred.
'Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 'Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
OTHER SKILLS: 'Basic computer skills including MS Office applications.
'Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
'Basic knowledge of anatomy/physiology of the heart.
At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. Caregivers of PeaceHealth embrace the spirit of these words and share our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, and are willing to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and...