Working under the supervision of the Unit Clinical Manager,
coordinates technical care provisions for ICU and all areas of need
in the hospital. Provides Monitor Technician support/relief for
breaks/meals during scheduled working hours. Assists in covering
sick/vacation hours for Monitor Technicians and Unit Clerks.
Performs patient care activities under the supervision of the
Registered Nurse, if patient care certification. Responds to supply
and equipment requests, routinely restocks designated supplies in
CICU rooms and designated areas. Contact CPC to obtain STAT EKGs
when delegated by an RN. Assists in provision of care of patients
from adolescent through geriatric aged patients.
Uses and discloses patient protected health information: 1) Only as
it applies to job functions, 2) in amounts minimally necessary for
intended purpose, and 3) in a confidential manner.
1. Performs basic monitoring functions with component central
monitoring station including, but not limited to:
a. admitting and discharging from the Central Monitor and assigning
arrhythmia monitoring, if needed,
b. adjusting alarm limits at the RN's direction, validating alarms,
changing paced status, and turning alarms on/off,
c. printing strip recordings at intervals per routine orders,
printing strip recordings of alarms, and assuring that any changes
in conduction, rhythm, or rate requiring immediate attention are
reviewed by an RN. Mounting routine and alarm records for review by
nursing staff, and posting of reviewed strip sheets to the
appropriate patient chart (CICU) or unit (PCU or telemetry)
d. troubleshooting monitor problems and contacting Bio Med for
repairs as appropriate, pages appropriate floor to notify nursing
staff of need for assessment of patient arrythmia, no signal, low
2. Assembles new patient charts, maintains current patient charts,
and breaks down patient charts on dismissal. Posts appropriate
reports to patient chart. Keeps charts supplied with adequate
Doctor's Order Sheets. Thins charts as needed and makes copies of
necessary chart information for out of hospital transfers of
3. Monitors patient charts for new orders and notifies nursing
personnel of orders requiring immediate attention. Scans, faxes and
transcribes physician orders per hospital policy. Through computer
order entry, and other communication as needed, notifies department
or staff and schedules ordered tests, procedures, consults, dietary
needs, equipment repairs, etc.
4. Performs receptionist and secretarial support for unit. Greets
and directs unit visitors, clergy, and other health care personnel
to assigned rooms. Utilizes telephone and paging systems. Answers
patient call system. Relays calls, messages, and patient requests
to the appropriate people. Clerical duties include posting charges,
ordering supplies, filing, and printing forms. Generates and
maintains work orders to Plant Operations and Maintenance.
5. Cleans and maintains specialized equipment (e.g., tele boxes,
monitor cables and modules) as directed by the Unit Manager or
designee. Restocks CICU rooms and/or designated areas.
6. Answers call lights to determine patient needs, responds to
patient requests, and/or relays to RN responsible for patient's
care. Transfers patients, beds, and patient care equipment to other
rooms while adhering to safety requirements.
7. Transports dismissed patients from patient room to vehicle,
making appropriate stops (e.g., dismissal desk for arrangement of
payment) according to dismissal procedures. Transports patients
from Admissions and Emergency area to patient room, as
8. Provides assistance in unit activities such as meal tray
checking and passing as necessary.
1. Ability to read and write English, comprehend and communicate
complicated verbal and written instructions, basic arithmetic
skills for supply ordering and heart rate calculation at a level
normally acquired through completion of high school.
2. Approximately one to three months on-the-job experience to learn
heart rhythms, operation of the central station monitors, order
transcription and computer order entry, and become familiar with
3. Interpersonal skills necessary to gather and exchange factual
information with physicians, patients, visitors, clergy and other
health care personnel in a courteous manner.
4. Analytical skills in order to recognize, interpret, and
report life threatening changes on the central monitors and to
solve simple malfunctions of the central monitors. Also, analytical
skills necessary to organize work, gather, collate and interpret
data related to patient transport or transfer.
5. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention for up to 80%
work time when monitoring central station, entering and
transcribing orders, answering the telephone, and talking with
physicians and staff.
6. Ability to be on feet and walk up to 80% of work time when not
at monitoring station; ability to push and/or pull 200 pounds, and
lift up to 50 pounds for up to 10% of work time when position
patients, moving equipment and so forth.
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