The Monitor Technician is responsible for obtaining and interpreting cardiac physiological monitoring data, documenting and promptly reports any changes in arrhythmias.
Education and/or experience: High school graduate or equivalent. Successful completion of a Dysrhythmia course and competency.
Knowledge: Basic computer knowledge. 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, as well as EKGs. Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures, as well as spelling and medical terminology.
Skills: Excellent Customer service, active listening and computer skills
Abilities: Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, and healthcare team Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to use computer and learn new software programs, Ability to type and knowledge of the HIS procedures to include knowledge of manual procedures when the system is down. Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations relating to verifying, processing and maintaining records and forms. Ability to interpret EKG strips. Ability to prioritize work and remain focused and organized in a stressful and fast paced environment. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public