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Monitor Technician - Full Time, Days or Nights - Telemetry at Cleveland Clinic

Monitor Technician - Full Time, Days or Nights - Telemetry

Cleveland Clinic Fort Lauderdale, FL Full-Time
Performs ongoing surveillance of patients' cardiac monitors and provides appropriate nursing staff with timely notification of changes in cardiac rhythm and/or hemodynamics that could impact patient condition.

**Responsibilities:**

+ Maintains ongoing, high-level surveillance of patients' cardiac rhythm and vital signs and notifies appropriate nursing staff of any changes according to clinician, provider orders and/or in accordance with departmental protocols.

+ Interprets patient's cardiac rhythm and documents accordingly in the patient's electronic medical record per departmental protocols.

+ Answers telephone and communicates clearly when receiving information from units or management.

+ Uses clear and complete communication with nursing unit personnel when delivering information about changes in cardiac rhythm.

+ Orients and mentors new staff members and serves as a resource for training and troubleshooting to both the CMU and nursing units.

+ Provides report to oncoming shift.

+ Other duties as assigned.

**Education:**

+ High School Diploma or equivalent required.

+ Knowledge and understanding of basic patient care activities attained through successful completion of a formal training program in allied health or a healthcare field such as nursing, medical assisting, EMT, or similar field required.

+ One year of recent, full time patient care experience in a hospital, nursing home, or healthcare field will be considered in lieu of successful completion of a healthcare training program.

+ Completion of EKG/Cardiac Monitoring course preferred.

**Certifications:**

+ Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

**Complexity of Work:**

+ Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

+ Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

**Work Experience:**

+ Experience as a Monitor Technician and demonstrated skill in recognizing abnormal cardiac rhythms preferred.

+ Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, computer and typing skills.

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clinicians and the general public.

+ Must have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Ability to work in a fast paced environment under moderate pressure, multi-task with accuracy to keep track of a large number of patients and requires long periods of sitting and watching a computer monitors.

+ Visual acuity for observing cardiac monitor data.

**Personal Protective Equipment:**

+ Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

Recommended Skills

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
  • Anatomy
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
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