Cardiac Monitor Technician
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Oklahoma City, OK 73163
Under supervision of the Director, and in collaboration with other health care professionals, ensure continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythms by observing cardiac monitors; maintain all records and reports of rhythm strips in accordance with the established nursing standards and procedures.
+ Account for all telemetry transmitters at the beginning of each shift. Notify Director of any transmitters unaccounted for. Maintain transmitter log, the locations of each transmitter (BioMed, Spacelabs, etc.) each shift.
+ Assess and provide input to leadership team regarding supply stock levels/equipment in keeping with patient care needs and cost containment. Utilize time and supplies economically and conscientiously.
+ Assist with orientation/cross-training of new personnel on the unit. Act as a mentor and/or resource person to new or developing employees. Maintain and enhance arrhythmia analysis skills by participation in education activities. Provide input regarding personal or unit educational needs.
+ Handle and operate cardiac monitors, printers, and other equipment properly and carefully as recommended in user’s manual, with the ability to recognize and report wear or malfunction to Biomedical Engineer and Director.
+ Operate central monitor/work station and accessories in a competent manner. Utilize varied functions and capabilities of central monitor station equipment by successfully completing orientation checklist. Utilize automated processes and clinical information systems appropriately and efficiently. Assist with general clerical duties as needed.
+ Provide immediate information to nursing personnel of change in cardiac monitor status. Notify charge nurse, and follow established policy, if nurse does not immediately place patient back on monitor.
+ Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
+ Completion of Hospital Basic Arrhythmia Monitor Technician Examination with a score of 80% or greater.
+ Current CPR (Heartsaver)
+ High school diploma or GED preferred.
Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the
following physical capabilities:
+ Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 10 lbs.
+ Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
+ Standing or walking more than 5 hours a day
+ Running to respond to patient emergencies
+ Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than5 hours a day.
+ Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skintone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to readtelemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
+ Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish variousbody sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
+ Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types ofmachinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improperoperation.
About SSM St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy competitors and many national health care organizations.
Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local
SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex