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Monitor Technician

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Danbury
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Nuvance Health

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.

Summary:

This position performs duties directly on a nursing unit or remotely in a central unit and is responsible for the continuous monitoring, interpretation, communication, and documentation of cardiac rhythms and rhythm components.

Responsibilities:

1. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac rhythm interpretation by meeting requirements of a 4 hour class, accompanying exam, and 40 hours of h&s on training with a qualified monitor tech.

2. onitors and reviews patient information to determine baseline cardiac rhythm & prior variances.

3. Demonstrates competency in telemetry lead placement for accurate cardiac rhythm analysis.

4. Notifies nursing staff when leads are off patient or of incorrect lead placement. Assists staff with patient skin preparation and correct lead placement as necessary.

5. Notifies Registered Nurse of cardiac rhythm or rhythm component changes, and cardiac rhythm variances that indicate myocardial ischemia or acute myocardial infarction. If primary RN isn't available, escalates using appropriate chain of comm&.

6. Maintains current knowledge of the technical operation of the central monitoring station.

7. Identifies and troubleshoots routine technical problems with the central monitoring system & initiates biomedical repairs as necessary.

8. Maintains all telemetry equipment and telemetry supplies inventory.

9. Demonstrates commitment to service, organizational values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct & demeanor at all times. Closely adheres to WCHNs Behavioral standards & Values.

10. Protects patient confidentiality and sensitive data at all times.

11. Supports new ideas and promotes positive change. Remains calm & helpful during stressful situations.

12. Documents patient periods off telemetry for showers, tests, and procedures.

13. Analyzes cardiac rhythm and records measurements, calculations, & interpretation of patient record in accordance with established protocols.

14. Attends staff meetings. Reads/signs 100% of meeting minutes.

15. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required: Maintain competency for Basic Life Support (BLS). Successful test score on cardiac rhythm interpretation test. Minimum Experience: six months Desired: Acute care experience and prior completion of dysrhthmia recognition course preferred.

Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Org Unit: 163

Department: Nursing Monitor Techs

Part-Time- 3pm-11:30pm - 8 hour shifts

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 24.00

FTE: 0.600000

Work Schedule: Evening 8

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Education:

Essential:

* HS Graduate or Equivalent

Working conditions:

Essential:

* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity * Some occupational risk * Sedentary/light effort. May exert up to 10 lbs. force * Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.

Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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Keywords: Danbury Health Systems, Danbury , Monitor Technician, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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