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Monitor Technician

Company: Kern Medical
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Kern Medical has been a community cornerstone since its founding in 1867. Today, we are an acute care teaching center with 222 beds, offering the only advanced trauma care between Fresno and Los Angeles.Kern Medical offers a range of primary, specialty, and multi-specialty services including high-risk pregnancy care, inpatient psychiatric services integrated with county mental health programs, and a growing network of outpatient clinics providing personalized patient-centered wellness care. Kern Medical cares for 15,500 inpatients and 125,000 clinic patients a year.Career Opportunities within Kern Medical include many benefits such as:New Hire Premium: +6% of base rate of pay, matched up to 6% if contributed to Deferred Compensation Plan.Shift Differential Pay: P.M. shift (7:00 PM - 7:30 AM) = 7.5% of base pay.A Comprehensive Benefits Package: includes Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.Position: Monitor TechnicianDefinition:Under the direction of a Registered Nurse or physician, to observe the patient's electrocardiographic (ECG) rhythms, recognize and report arrhythmias and alarms to nursing and medical staff.Telemetry monitoring experience preferred.Distinguishing Characteristics:Kern Medical's Monitor Technicians assist the professional nursing staff by consistently watching and reporting ECG rhythms. This position requires the ability to read and record medical terminology and metric measurements.Essential Functions:Continuously observes ECG monitors and reports dysrhythmias and alarms to nursing and medical staff as appropriate.Continuously observes cardiac rhythm of patients on telemetry monitor.Prints and posts ECG strips at designated intervals. Validates computer readout, records, logs data, and interprets rhythms: Heart Rate, PRI, . Compares posted strip to previous strip and notifies nursing staff of changes.Cleans and maintains equipment and instruments such as cardiac (ECG) monitor, telemetry transmitter cables, electrodes, and central monitor, strip recorders, and central printers. Notifies Bio Medical Engineering of telemetry or central monitoring equipment repair issues.Admits, transfers, and discharges patients from the telemetry monitor.Maintains medical record with appropriate rhythm strips and measurements.Maintains an accurate census of patients on the unit.Employment Standards:High School Diploma or GED is required. Successful completion of a State of California Department of Health Services approved Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant program OR 1 year of an education program leading to an Associate's Degree in Nursing Degree or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing OR Two years of experience in a healthcare setting. Previous Monitor Technician experience greater than one year is preferred.Additional Requirements:Within 60 days of employment, must take and pass the Kern Medical ECG course and pass competency exam with a minimum score of 90%. Must maintain current ECG competency on an annual basis and pass tests with a minimum score of 90% as a condition of continued employment.Possess and maintain a current, clean, and clear American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Appointees not possessing the American Heart Association Responder or Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card at time of hire must successfully complete appropriate training and qualify for the RQI Responder certification within 60 days of employment. As a continued condition of employment, employee must maintain RQI Responder certification and competency.Employees must maintain all health requirements designated by Kern Medical.Ability to:Perform non-professional nursing care; read and record medical terminology and metric measurement, demonstrate contemporary computer literacy in order to maintain electronic medical records, follow oral and written instructions; and maintain effective relations with medical staff and the public; stand, bend, squat, kneel, push, and pull throughout the majority of the work day; lift carry, partially carry, of fully support patients while transferring to and from a bed. Wheelchair, or gurney, or while walking.Supplemental:A background check may be required for this classification.by Jobble

Keywords: Kern Medical, Bakersfield , Monitor Technician, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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