State of Washington Classified Job Specification
CARDIAC MONITOR TECHNICIAN
Provide surveillance of cardiac rhythms of electorcardiographic Central Station monitors. Recognize, record, and report dysrhythmias and rhythm changes. Assist with cardiac rhythm interpretation; troubleshoot technical monitor problems.
Single class - no series.
Under general supervision, perform cardiac monitor surveillance in addition to specific unit support functions.
Perform continual surveillance of cardiac rhythms on electorcardiographic Central Station monitors;
Recognize, record, and report to appropriate nurse dyrhythmias and rhythm changes;
Assist nurses with cardiac rhythm interpretation;
Recognize and troubleshoot technical monitor problems such as 60 cycle interference; change recording paper;
Complete requisitions for patient diagnostic studies as requested by nursing staff;
Perform other duties such as maintain patient records, stamp forms, post reports;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
High school diploma or GED and completion of a course in cardiac dysrhythmia recognition and interpretation, or one year experience in monitor surveillance in a coronary care/telemetry unit.
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-19-87
Revised new class code: (formerly 6364) effective July 1, 2007