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.
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.
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
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
8. Maintains all telemetry equipment and telemetry supplies
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
11. Supports new ideas and promotes positive change. Remains
calm & helpful during stressful situations.
12. Documents patient periods off telemetry for showers, tests,
13. Analyzes cardiac rhythm and records measurements,
calculations, & interpretation of patient record in accordance with
14. Attends staff meetings. Reads/signs 100% of meeting
15. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the
16. Performs other duties as assigned.
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
Work Schedule: Evening 8
Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No
* HS Graduate or Equivalent
* 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,
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