To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Cardiac Monitor Technician has the knowledge and ability to assist the Registered Professional Nurse in the delivery of care through the proficient and constant monitoring of the patient's cardiac rhythm status. This is performed always showing sensitivity toward individual needs. Accepts responsibility for individual job requirements and performance, able to contribute to effective unit operations.
- 1. MAJOR ACTIVITIES
- 1.1 Assists the nurse in monitoring patient's heart rhythm
- 2. TEAMWORK
- 2.1 Embraces shared goals versus narrower interests: actively cooperative vs. competitive or non-committal.
- 3. KNOWLEDGEABLE/ACCOUNTABLE/FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE
- 3.1 Continually seeks ways to sustain and improve one-s skills.
- 4. FLEXIBLE/OPEN-MINDED
- 4.1 Listens with an open mind to other-s opinion in the spirit of finding and following the best ideas.
- 5. TREATS THE PEOPLE WE SERVE AS GUESTS
- 5.1 Welcomes patient, visitors and staff in a warm, friendly manner; is courteous; makes eye contact and smiles; introduces self by name and, when appropriate, by position; addresses people by name whenever possible.
- 6. Listens to patients, visitors and staff and acts promptly to address concerns.
- 6.1 Uses active listening techniques to understand other-s needs and acts decisively to resolve problems.
- 7. Respects the privacy and confidentiality of patients, visitors and staff
- 7.1 Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion; eliminates gossip; does not discuss patient or hospital business in elevators or other public areas.
- 8. Presents a professional image
- 8.1 Wears name-badge in a highly visible location; adheres to department dress code; makes sure that appearance is appropriate for professional role.
- 9. Answers the telephone professionally
- 9.1 Answers the phone promptly following department guidelines; introduces self and department, and as appropriate, offers assistance. Uses a pleasant tone of voice.
- 10. Maintains a clean and safe environment
- 10.1 Keeps work area safe and clean; keeps hallways clear.
- 11. Anticipates what services and information people need and takes action to provide it.
- 11.1 Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks, -May I help you?- Escorts them to their destination, if necessary. Encourages people to ask questions.
- 12. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/ department's policies and procedures.
High School diploma or GED
Health related career experience (such as EMT) preferred
Ability to read, write, and understand the English language; ability to perform basic mathematics; ability to learn multiple cardiac rhythm abnormalities and convey these to the registered nurse expeditiously carry out directions; must possess a mature, sympathetic and caring attitude with the ability to be sensitive to the varied needs of the GH patient population; must be flexible, cooperative, and able to meet the demands of the Cardiac Monitoring Technician position using appropriate communication techniques. Ability to provide clerical support to the Nurse Manager and staff through various activities. Ability to facilitate unit activities through interaction with other hospital departments. Ability to contribute to the fiscal integrity of the unit. Is a role model for Service Excellence. Good communications skills, Dysrhythmia skills, ECG, good with technology
Sitting for more than half the shift. Ability to remain alert and focused during long periods of tedium and relative inactivity punctuated by frequent false alarms. Must be able to lift heavy boxes at times when assisting the unit secretary or assuming secretarial role. Some light typing required. Sitting for long periods of time in what frequently is a tedious environment; exposure to dust from working around high voltage electrical monitoring equipment. Fatigue and eyestrain.