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This position will primarily be responsible for the continuous monitoring and interpreting 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 the 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 maintain confidentially of patients, employees and hospital related activities
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of normal heart rhythm and basic arrhythmias; organizational skills and an ability to communicate clearly and concisely; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as well as follow hospital and unit policy and procedures.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
1-2 years of direct experience monitoring and interpreting cardiac physiological data preferred.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.