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Cardiac Monitor Technician - PRN (Nights)

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  7486 

 

Schedule: PRN/Per Diem 

Shift: Nights 

Salary Range: $15.88 - $21.01 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Cardiac Monitor Technician assists nursing stuff with initiation and discontinuation of cardiac monitoring. This position is responsible for maintaining the monitoring system, promptly notifying Biomedical Engineering and the direct nursing supervisor of any system malfunctions or failures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development and Excellence
  • Monitors, accurately recognizes and interprets basic and advanced cardiac rhythm parameters
  • Recognizes emergent situations
  • Assures and verifies proper lead placement for optimal EKG transmission with nursing staff
  • Recognizes, identifies and appropriately prioritizes the need to notify nursing staff of any significant changes in the EKG rhythm
  • Enters and maintains patient data into the monitor system, assuring accuracy
  • Maintains all needed logbooks and patient medical records in accordance to the Standards of Care and Protocols
  • Assists nursing staff with initiation and discontinuation of cardiac monitoring
  • Proficiently uses electronic systems, inclusive of the cardiac monitoring system(s) and patient data entry systems
  • Prints trend and disclosure reports upon request
  • Maintains the monitoring system, promptly notifying Biomedical Engineering and the direct nursing supervisor of any system malfunctions or failures
  • Responsible for maintaining the telemetry module packs including cleaning of packs, EKG wires and location of all telemetry packs
  • Responsible for notifying nursing staff when low battery indicator occurs
  • Responsible for giving a detailed shift report to oncoming staff and to the Critical Care Shift Coordinator
  • Assures that rhythm strips are placed in patients' medical records, allowing for RN to confirm and sign the interpretation(s)

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) recommended
  • Current BLS certification
  • EKG certification or completion of a hospital-developed program or demonstrated proficiency

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic math, basic science, English grammar and spelling
  • Strong customer relations skills required
  • Maintains competency in basic and advance rhythm interpretation skills
  • Ability to:
    • use age appropriate communication skills
    • communicate effectively, write legibly, prioritize duties and work effectively under stress
    • successfully complete-on-the-job training (including medical terminology)

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis