Kaiser Permanente Monitor Technician in Downey, California
Under direct supervision, perform arrhythmia or ECG monitor observations on assigned shift & communicates changes to the nursing staff.
Obtain, compile, prepare and maintain records for the nursing unit assigned.
Observe cardiac rhythm of patients on monitor.
Run and post rhythm stripes at designated intervals.
Initiate code blues.
Interpret rhythms and validate computer readout.
Check and verify lead placement on patients.
Compare posted strip to previous strip and notify nursing staff of changes.
Notify nursing staff of any change in cardiac rhythm.
Place patient identification sticker on monitor.
Recognize and respond to unusual or abnormal patient condition.
Equipment and Instruments: Clean equipment after each patient use.
Equipment includes cardiac (ECG) monitor, telemetry transmitter, central monitor bank, and Arrhythmia analysis/printer.
Test equipment for proper working order.
Ensure that equipment is in good working condition.
Report equipment problems to supervisor.
Maintain work area clean and orderly.
Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Pay Grade: 21
Previous monitor observer experience preferred.
High School diploma or GED.
Formal EKG or arrhythmia class with a minimum of 20 hours.
Successful completion of arrhythmia updated within the last two years if basic arrhythmia class taken over two years ago.
Successful completion of the Kaiser Permanente basic arrhythmia assessment test with a score of 80% or better.
Current BCLS card.
Adequate hearing either alone or with a hearing device.
Ability to organize and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to work as a team member.
Position is for 6 East Telemetry.
Downey Medical Center, 9333 Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
TITLE: Monitor Technician
LOCATION: Downey, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.