30+ Days ago
1 day ago
The Monitor Technician monitors, records, interprets and documents the electrocardiograph tracings of patients on telemetry monitors. This position recognizes and reports arrhythmias to medical or nursing staff. The Health Unit Coordinator performs clerical duties and coordinates communication of a unit to support patient care activities.
Essential Functions of the role:
Operates complex cardiac monitoring systems, including ECG rhythm screens, computerized dysrhythmia detection system and rhythm printers.
Observes and documents ECG monitors according to established guidelines, and reports to appropriate staff the necessary information such as patient name, room number, cardiac rhythm, dysrhythmia, and life-threatening situations.
Maintains, monitors, cleans equipment and reports any malfunctions to the appropriate Biomed individual.
Sets up central station. Monitors alarms, troubleshoots false alarms, and corrects improper lead placement.
Assists with rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia detection. Labels monitor strips to indicate significant events such as defibrillation, electrical-cardioversion, CPR and code medication administration.
Records information in patient's log and maintains accurate, neat account of patient's cardiac monitoring status during episode of care. Identifies and records patient's rhythm and changes in patient rhythm and condition.
Performs clerical duties necessary to support patient care activities. Initiates, assembles and maintains patient charts in accordance with established procedures. Files reports and test results.
Transcribes physician orders.
Processes ordered tests, medications, procedures and appointments. Processes patient admits, transfers and discharges. Informs team members of reports, orders and other information.
Answers telephones and manages the patient call system. Serves as an information resource to patients, staff and public consistently interacting appropriately with all ages.
Maintains a clean, safe and functional work area.
Maintains par levels of non-billables, supplies, forms and patient care equipment. Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.
Coordinates transportation for patients and patient items as delegated.