MONITOR TECHNICIAN
Duke University - Durham, NC

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Occupational Summary The Monitor Technician is responsible for obtaining and interpreting cardiac physiological monitoring data, documenting any changes in arrhythmias and reporting any problems to a registered nurse or physician. Additionally, the Monitor Technician will assess and maintain equipment to ensure proper function.
Work Performed Operate the appropriate monitoring device for patient in accordance with physician orders. Observe monitors continually, detecting and documenting any changes in heart rhythm and arrhythmias according to department standards. Interpret EKG and relay pertinent information to physician or nurse according to department standards. Serve as a resource to clinical areas as needed. Connect patient to CS in order to collect and transmit pertinent patient data. Set up and adjust monitoring equipment to assess the patient�s hemodynamic status. Ensure proper function of all cables and monitors connected to patient. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all models of monitors utilized. Perform configuration on any specific monitor required. Perform troubleshooting on all equipment. Replace defective equipment and report any equipment malfunctions to initiate repair. Assist in pressure line set ups if required. Identify pressure waveforms and normal values. Assist in orienting and training of new personnel. Maintain confidentially of patients, employees and hospital related activities. Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Considerable knowledge of normal heart rhythm and basic arrhythmias. Knowledge of basic anatomy/physiology of the heart. Knowledge of basic hemodynamics. Considerable knowledge of monitor system and its use. Considerable knowledge of EKG�s. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to work under moderate pressure for extended periods of time. Ability to accept responsibility for accuracy and responding to requests. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the administrative staff, employees, patients and the general public. Minimum Qualifications
Education Graduation from high school or GED Successful completion of a Dysrhythmia course and EKG competency exam is required within 90 days of hire.
Experience Requires two years of experience in direct patient care OR RELEVANT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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