Kaiser Permanente Monitor Technician in Riverside, California
Under direct supervision, performs arrhythmia or ECG monitor observations on assigned shift and communicates changes to the nursing staff.
Essential Functions:- Obtain, compile, prepare and maintain records for the nursing unit assigned.- Observe cardiac rhythm of patients on monitor.- Run and post rhythm strips at designated intervals.- Assists in initiating code blues.- Interpret rhythms and validate computer readout.- Collaborates with RN to verify lead placement on patients.- Compare posted strip to previous strip and notify nursing staff of changes. Notify nursing staff of any changes in cardiac rhythm.- Place patient identification sticker on monitor.- Recognize and respond to unusual or abnormal patient conditions.- Clean equipment after each patient use. Equipment includes cardiac (ECG) monitor, telemetry transmitter (delivered by PCA,) central monitor bank and arrhythmia analysis/printer.- Test equipment for proper working order, ensure that equipment is in good working condition. Report equipment problems to supervisor.- Maintain work area clean and orderly.- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.- Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable,) and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.- In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles as defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission and specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
• Formal EKG arrhythmia class with a minimum of 20 hours.
License, Certification, Registration
• Successful completion of arrhythmia update within the last two (2) years if basic arrhythmia class taken over two (2) years ago.
• Successful completion of the Kaiser Permanente basic arrhythmia assessment test with a score of 80% or better.
• Adequate hearing, either alone or with a hearing device.
• Ability to organize and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Previous monitor observer experience preferred.
Schedule to include rotating weekends, holidays and floating within the established seniority section.
If ten (10) hour option chosen, shift will be 2:00 pm-12:00 am, back up 8 hour shift will be 3:00 pm-12:00 am.
TITLE: Monitor Technician
LOCATION: Riverside, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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