MONITOR EKG TECHNICIAN
April 30, 2021
MONITOR EKG TECHNICIAN Allied Health Hours: 7a-7p Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-72 - 40340A
Job Summary Performs continuous observation of monitors for assigned groups of patients with an average of 64-72 monitors. This includes critical care, cardiac medical/surgical, interventional platform, and remote monitoring for all other areas. Performs continuous observation of apnea monitoring for the family care unit. Performs diagnostic electrocardiograms (EKGs) and provides patient education associated with EKGs. # Job Responsibilities Monitors and communicates changes in cardiac rhythm. Interprets and documents rhythm, heart rate, and appropriate measurements in the electronic medical record (EMR). Interprets and identifies normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms and rates. Responds to clinically significant cardiac rhythms or rate disturbances by immediate assessment of alarms and equipment and timely notification to the appropriate nursing staff. Determines, reviews, and revises alarm settings for each patient based on physician orders and/or telemetry protocols and policies. Recognizes artifacts in tracings and takes appropriate corrective action with timely notification to the appropriate nursing staff. Attaches electrode leads to proper body areas based on ordered tests. Prepares skin and surroundings to ensure valid results. Obtains and documents EKG readings as directed. Programs, monitors, and registers patients on-line depending on the ordered monitor. Monitors patients during procedures and reports any abnormal findings. Notes and forwards results to physicians for analysis and interpretation. Monitors and processes EKGs in the EKG software and the EMR. Runs a minimum of a six-second strip at least once per shift, whenever a significant change in rhythm, rate, or conduction occurs, and/or according to policy. Scans all appropriate strips into EMR per policy. Maintains clean and orderly work area. Maintains equipment and medical supplies, including reordering, stocking, cleaning, and troubleshooting. Troubleshoots alarms, monitors, batteries, and equipment problems. Performs administrative or clerical duties as assigned, including filing and data entry. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required BLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Occasionally Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Occasionally Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Rarely Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.