The Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center

  • TECHNICIAN, MONITOR

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Posted Date 7 months ago(8/24/2018 12:11 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4646
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    B0610-3452-TELEMETRY 9CHC
    Shift
    Night
    Type
    Part-Time
  • Overview

    Responsible for the continuous monitoring of the Central Monitor Unit, documentation of the rhythm strips, and timely reporting of rhythm changes to nurse or physician. Responsible for tasks/activities related to daily maintenance of the Monitoring Unit and area.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in the nursing inter-shift report data gathering. 
    • Makes rounds on all monitored patients to check their leads, skin integrity and monitor settings.
    • Perform tasks/activities to ensure maximum accuracy and clarity of rhythm on oscilloscope.
    • Maintain safety mechanisms in place as per Hospital policy and procedure.
    • Monitor the Central Monitoring Unit and maintains a log to document the rhythm analysis for each monitored patient.  This analysis should include at least the rate, rhythm, PR interval, QT interval, and rhythm interpretation.
    • Report to nurse of any changes in rate or rhythm as soon as identified.
    • Troubleshoot monitoring problems and performs corrective actions.  Refer to nurse or Bio-Med Department as needed.
    • Obtain a 12 lead EKG as assigned by nurse or physician.
    • Document rhythm strips as per unit routines during emergency code procedure, or as instructed by nurse or physician.
    • Maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the Central Monitoring environment by performing housekeeping chores as needed.
    • Maintain adequate monitoring supplies such as electrode gel, leads, EKG paper, etc.
    • Check the EKG machines, defibrillators and external pacemaker to ensure cleanliness and readiness for use.
    • Perform related duties as assigned by Nurse-in-Charge.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    High School Graduate or GED required.  College education desirable. 


    Experience: 
    Open.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Math, and computer skills.
    • Works as a team player. Demonstrates respect and professionalism in all interactions. Excellent oral and communication skills
    • Decision making and problem solving
    • Able to see, hear, read and write English
    • Ability to fully utilize BHMS’s electronic record systems, equipment and other healthcare and billing systems relevant to this position as required.

    Licenses, Certifications:

    • BCLS; Basic Arrhythmia Class with Certificate.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Physically demanding, high-stress environment
    • Occasional exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
    • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
    • Manual and finger dexterity
    • Hand and eye coordination
    • Sitting, standing, and walking for extensive periods of time
    • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 35 pounds
    • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
    • Frequently sitting at desk working on computer

     

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

     

    BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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