Monitor Technician
St. Alexius Medical Center - Bismarck, ND

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Statement of Purpose: Works under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator. The Monitor Technician is responsible for the constant observation of EKG monitors on Telemetry. She/he will observe, interpret, report, and document the heart rhythm of the monitored patients; immediately recognizes life threatening arrhythmia and initiates follow up action. Maintains patient records as necessary on a daily basis along with daily charges for the monitoring. Communicates effectively by use of the telephone, nurse call system and one-to-one communication. Accepts and completes miscellaneous duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school graduate or equivalent work experience including ability to read, write, and comprehend medical terminology. Licensure: License Preferred experience in a monitor tech position, or other related field in regards to EKG interpretation, hospital experience or satisfactory complete of training program. Required Skills: Ability to perform detailed assignments , work under stressful conditions, and relate positively with patient, physicians, hospital staff and visitors. Must possess basic office skills. Interpersonal Skills: Good communication skills are necessary because of the constant communication, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors, and medical center staff. Accountable for own conduct and promotes and supports positive working relationships among staff, between other disciplines, departments, families, visitors and patients. Maintains confidentiality. Certification: Basic Life Support Certification within 480 hours of employment and meets re-certification as required. Physical Effort: Medium: Involves a maximum physical effort requirement of 50 pounds. Hours of Work: Rotating shift work or straight evenings or nights. Rotating holidays and weekends may be required. Other: Works under the following conditions: potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical and infectious environmental hazards.
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