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Cardiac Monitor Technician

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 9467-1

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External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices.  Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.


Summary:
To provide nursing care to a patient or group of patients under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

 


Responsibilities:

1.  Patient Care -  A.  Provides patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse.  Prioritizes assignments in consultation with the RN.  B.  Performs procedures as identified by the PCT Skills Checklist; refers to and utilizes appropriate resources.  Responds promptly to patient care needs.  C.  Maintains a safe patient environment incorporating Norwalk Hospital Policies and Procedures.  D.  Shows initiative in noting and offering assistance with unit needs.

2.  Communication - A.  Communicates with patients, visitors and coworkers within the scope of his/her responsibilities in a courteous manner.  B.  Observes and reports to Registered Nurse all changes in patient condition, observations or occurrences of an unusual nature in a clear and concise manner.  C.  Documents accurately patient data on appropriate forms; i.e., Fluid Balance Record, Nursing Care Record, calorie counts, frequent vital sign sheet.  D.  Obtains information necessary to carry out patient care assignments, for example; report and/or active order profile sheets.

3.  Occupational and Personal Responsibilities - A.  Demonstrates compliance with identified policies and procedures in carrying out unit assignment i.e., postings, work sheets, maintenance of data and knowledge of medical terminology.  Demonstrates willingness to assist with and improve unit operations.  B.  Participates in educational programs to maintain or increase job skills including but not limited to required inservices and educational programs.  Participates in quality improvement activities as requested.  C.  Maintains neat and orderly appearance and environment.  D.  Completes all competency's and annual requirements as established by the staff development department and the nurse manager.  Maintains personal educational record.

4.  Equipment and Supplies - A.  Utilizes supplies and equipment in a cost efficient and proper manner.  B.  Reports problems with supplies and equipment to appropriate personnel for corrective action.  C.  Assures that all supplies are needed to maintain the monitor room.

5.  Monitoring patient on a cardiac monitor - A.  Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm patterns and prior dysrhythmias.  B.  Reviews cardiac rhythms and analyzes the function of pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators.  D.  Documents on appropriate forms for the patients record, cardiac tracings, measurements and interpretations.

6.  Recognition of ECG Dysrhythmias - A.  Observes cardiac monitor screens and notifies nursing and medical staff of any dysrhythmias including changes in rhythms indicated cardiac ischemia and acute myocardial infarction.  B.  During code situations, maintains contact with nursing staff to assist with rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia detection.  Labels monitor strips to indicate significant events including, but not limited to, defibrillation, cardioversions, CPR and or code medication administration.

7.  Communication to Nursing/Medical Staff - A.  Notifies nursing/medical staff in timely manner of ECG changes.  B.  Calls code when life threatening rhythm identified.  C.  Identifies and records patients rhythm at a minimum of every 8 hours and with any significant changes in patients rhythm and/or condition.  D.  Notifies appropriate nursing staff of pertinent data, identified information including, but not limited to, patients name room number, cardiac rhythm, dysrhythmia, and or life threatening situations.

8.  Maintenance of Monitoring System - A.  Demonstrates correct placement of telemetry leads on patients.  Tailors patient alarms, enters new admits, discharges and transfers to the monitoring system.  Assures that all information on patient, room number and nurse are obtained from all nursing units.  B.  Trouble shoots monitoring equipment for immediate correctable problems such as:  (a) printer paper changes, (b) low battery/out of range occurrences, (c) lead wire/electrode placement, (d) monitor transmitter malfunctions.  Keeps a log of all calls made to Philips monitoring company and biomedical engineering for issues and malfunctions.  Notifies biomedical engineering immediately with problems.  Changes lead wires and batteries if requested.

 

Other information:

High School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Experience in a hospital setting is preferred but not required.

Active CNA certification in the State of Connecticut is preferred. BLS/CPR required or must be obtained within 90 days of start date.

 

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Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St

Work Type: Part Time

Standard Hours: 0.00

 

 


Org Unit: 389

Department: Nursing Monitor Techs

 

 

Exempt: No

 

Grade: U2

 

 

 

 

 

 

EOE, including disability/vets.

 

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Norwalk

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Cardiac Monitor Technician

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Norwalk, Connecticut US

Job Number: 36276