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Geisinger Health System Centralized Cardiac Monitoring Technician in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The Monitoring Technician is responsible for on-going surveillance of patient cardiac monitors on multiple floors and settings. Provides registered nurses and clinicians with immediate notification of any changes in cardiac rhythms. The Monitoring technician completes the admission set-up of telemetry monitors for the clinical units and performs monitor discharge and maintenance. The Monitoring Technician has completed a Cardiac Dysrhythmia Course and successfully passed a rhythm analysis examination.

Job Duties

  • Maintains ongoing, high-level surveillance of patients’ cardiac rhythms and notifies nursing and clinicians of any rate and rhythm changes.

  • Measures and interprets patients’ heart rhythm and documents on patient rhythm strip every four hours.

  • Initiates and discontinues monitoring equipment on admission, transfer, or discharge.

  • Performs configuration as necessary.

  • Performs clerical duties related to admission, discharge, and documentation of patient information from Central Cardiac Monitoring Room.

  • Communicates clearly when receiving information from units or providers.

  • Uses clear and complete communication with unit personnel when delivering information about changes in patient rhythm.

  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

  • Serves as a resource for training and troubleshooting to both the Central Cardiac Monitoring Room and clinical areas.

  • Troubleshoots monitors with nursing staff and contacts Clinical Engineering as appropriate.

  • Gives report to oncoming shift.

  • Prioritizes and organizes work assignment and adjusts priorities based on changing situations.

  • Maintains and stocks all designated equipment, including telemetry and monitoring cables.

  • Replaces defective equipment and reports failures to Clinical Engineering.

  • Adheres to confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patients, clinicians, employees, and visitors.

  • Develops a rapport and cooperative relationship with nursing and clinical staff and responds to questions and requests from healthcare providers.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Hours: 7pm-7:30am (3-12 hour shifts/week) including every other weekend and holiday

Previous cardiac monitoring experience preferred but willing to train

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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