Kaiser Permanente Monitor Technician in San Diego, California
Under general supervision, perform arrhythmia or ECG monitor observations on assigned shift and communicates changes to the nursing staff. The monitor technician shall also use an electrocardiograph to record variations in the action of the heart muscle for use in the diagnosis of heart ailments in an in the in-patient setting; prepares graphs and report.
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Establishes and maintains courteous and cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.
Greets patients in a pleasant and professional manner.
Observe cardiac rhythm of patients on monitor.
Run and post rhythm stripes at designated intervals.
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 and 12 lead ECG machine.
Test equipment for proper working order.
Maintain work area clean and orderly.
Answers telephone and relays messages.
Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed. Explains and answers questions regarding equipment function and procedures.
Obtains all scheduled ECG's in the in-patient setting
Obtains STAT ECG's in the in-patient setting
Utilizes correct lead placement for the various cardiac monitoring devices/procedures.
Prepares patient for and performs a variety of cardiac monitoring and testing procedures Obtain, compile, prepare and maintain records for the nursing unit assigned.
Able to perform computer data entry and retrieval.
Maintains equipment in operating order and notifies supervisor of needed repairs. Initiates work tickets as per department workflow.
Performs routine cleaning/maintenance of cardiac equipment as per department workflow and infection control policy.
Assists providers with access to the various cardiac monitor reports.
Performs other related duties as required
High School diploma or GED.
Formal EKG or arrhythmia class with a minimum of 20 hours.
License, Certification, Registration
Current BCLS card.
Adequate hearing either alone or with a hearing device.
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.
Ability to organize and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to work as a team member.
Demonstrated ability to recognized cardiac arrhythmias, artifacts.
Previous monitor observer experience preferred.
Works non pay day weekends.
Position works between 20 - 32 hours per week.
TITLE: Monitor Technician
LOCATION: San Diego, 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.