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Monitor Tech- Cardiac Stroke Center

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

This position supports Mercys philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional telemetry monitoring and interpreting tracings of all patients on the Centralized monitoring system under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse. The telemetry technician works with the unit teams to identify, monitor and communicate telemetry rhythms and changes.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Demonstrates ability to observe, interpret and document cardiac rhythms
Measures and provides interpretation all of telemetry patients every 4 hours or as changes occur
Promptly communicates cardiac arrhythmias, rhythm changes or other significant events to the primary Licensed Nurse
Works closely with the Shift Supervisor on each unit
Accurately completes inventory of telemetry packs every shift
Professionally collaborates with Licensed Nurses and Physicians regarding rhythm interpretations and/or questions
The telemetry technician may have an expanded role to include Patient Care Technician and/or Unit Secretary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Successful completion of 144 hours cardiac rhythm interpretation training

Successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation competency exam upon hire and annually

Excellent, effective and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to function independently and as a collaborative member of the healthcare team

Efficient time management and organizational skills

Manages stress appropriately to include multitasking, concentration to detail and handling of sentinel events

Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred

Previous Telemetry Technician experience preferred

Previous LPN, Patient Care Technician or EMT-1 experience preferred

Education-Required vs. Preferred

High School diploma or equivalent preferred

Medical Terminology Class preferred

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association preferred.

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday

Sitting

Fingering

Talking

Hearing

Repetitive motion

Frequent = 34-66% of workday

Reaching

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Standing

Walking

Lifting

Balancing

Stooping

Kneeling

Crouching

Pushing

Pulling

Grasping

Feeling

Climbing

Handling

Physical Demand Requirements

Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently

Employment Type

Monitor Tech- Cardiac Stroke Center FEATUREDCardiac-Stroke CenterCedar Rapids, IAPart Time, Weekend, 6am- 6:30pm, every other weekendReq # 14469 This position supports Mercys philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional tele

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