Cardiac Monitor Technician; Per Diem
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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 4/12/2017
Yale New Haven Health
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.
* Assists the nurse in monitoring patient's heart rhythm
High School diploma or GED
Health related career experience (such as EMT) preferred. Basic dysrhythmia, organization skills and clear communicator.
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
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.