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Monitor Tech - PEMU

Monitor Tech - PEMU

Job Description

This position performs a variety of tasks relative to the tracking and monitoring of video EEG in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitor Unit (PEMU).

PCH Values
  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Position Duties

1. Maintains continuous and active video and audio monitoring of EEG patients on XLTEK equipment, and addresses recording issues and concerns as needed.
  • Adjusts and maintains appropriate camera distance and tracking on patients.
  • Answers patient alarms at the EEG monitor station, notifies nursing staff of alarms as needed, and clears alarms (when applicable).
  • Documents O2 events, seizure events, and heat rate events in patient activity log or onto recording.
  • Alerts to patient alarms at the EEG monitor station, notifies nursing staff of alarms as needed, and clears alarm if and when applicable.
  • Documents equipment and recording issues and concerns; notifies appropriate team member in a timely manner.
2. Maintains and distributes up-to-date recording status information of ongoing continuous EEG recordings.
  • Maintains accurate and current log of all active ongoing video EEG recordings.
  • (This includes active PEMU recording and other long-term video EEG recordings throughout the hospital; PICU and NICU).
  • Notifies the EEG department when a patient recording has been discontinued; documents date and time of disconnect on PEMU log.
3. Continuing education and development
  • Uses opportunities to further knowledge base of EEG basics, including:amplitude and frequency of waveforms; variety and types of artifacts on the recording; bad electrodes; poor recording quality.
  • Strives to become familiar with and is able to identify clinical changes in the patient
  • Strives to become familiar with and is able to identify significant recording changes, including various types of seizures.
4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
  • High School diploma or equivalent (Required)
  • Training/Education in EEG. (Preferred)
Experience Requirements
  • EEG experience, or EEG or telemetry monitoring experience, or a current student or graduate from an accredited Neurodiagnsotic Program (Required)
  • Experience in a health care setting especially in patient care or patient care technology environment. (Preferred)
Certification/License/Registry Requirements
  • Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association (Required)
Skill Requirements
  • Well-developed PC and Microsoft Windows knowledge (Required)
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirement - Climbing (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Hearing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Reaching (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Sitting (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Standing (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Talking (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Walking (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Near Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Far Vision (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance (Occasionally)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals (Applicable)

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 37773
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Monitor Tech - PEMU

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