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CARDIAC MONITOR TECHNICIAN
322I
Category: Health Care

Definition

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.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Single class - no series.

Under general supervision, perform cardiac monitor surveillance in addition to specific unit support functions.

Typical Work

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.

Legal Requirement(s)

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.

Desirable Qualifications

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.

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-19-87
Revised new class code: (formerly 6364) effective July 1, 2007

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