The Cardiopulmonary Technician will primarily be responsible for the continuous monitoring and interpreting of cardiac physiological data, detecting and documenting any changes in heart rhythm and arrhythmias according to department standards, and reporting any problems to a registered nurse or physician. The Cardiopulmonary Technician will immediately review and validate alarms to reduce "false alarms" and improve detection of actual adverse events by providing a consistent method for EKG monitoring and enhancing patient safety. Additionally, the cardiopulmonary technician will be responsible for maintaining equipment to ensure proper function. This includes proper placement and function of all cables and monitors connected to patient. The Cardiopulmonary Technician must have a working knowledge and understanding of all models of monitors utilized, be able to perform configuration on any specific monitor, replace defective equipment, report any equipment malfunctions to initiate repair, and maintain equipment inventory. This position will serve as a resource to clinical areas as needed and the chosen candidate must maintain confidentially of patients, employees, and hospital related activities.
H3080:Critical Care Services
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The essential functions for this position include sitting for extended periods of time while looking at computer screens. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
Must be able to work three 12 hour Day (7am-7pm) shifts per week, with some weekends and holidays included.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of normal heart rhythms and basic arrhythmias; strong organizational skills; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and the ability to follow hospital and unit policies and procedures.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
1-2 years of direct experience monitoring and interpreting cardiac physiological data preferred.
Deadline to Apply
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- * Do you have one of the following certifications: 1.) State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA), 2.) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B or EMT-P), 3.) Military Medic, 4.) Cardiac Monitor Technician, 5.) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or 6 Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA)?
- * Please indicate the number of paid years experience you have as a nursing care technician, State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA), EMT (EMT-B or EMT-P), Military Medic, Cardiac Monitor Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA), in which you were directly responsible for patient care in a hospital.
- More than 0, up through 1 year
- More than 1 year, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years, up through 5 years
- More than 5 years
- * Please describe your experience with monitoring patients with cardio arrhythmias.
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- * How much direct experience do you have using a computer (e.g. keyboarding, data entry, and e-mail)?
- More than 0, up through 2 years
- More than 2 years, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years, up through 5 years
- More than 5 years
- * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
- * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
- Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- Institute for Diversity in Health Management
- A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
- None of the Above
- Cover Letter