Operate electrocardiographic machine and patient monitoring equipment to record electromotive variations and impulses of the heart. Perform non-invasive procedures, electrocardiograms, holter monitors, event recorders and ambulatory blood pressure machines for diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease. Monitor designated patients throughout the institution and notifies appropriate personnel as required. Instruct patients on usage of monitoring equipment. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignments may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
TESTING - Perform EKG, holter monitors, ambulatory blood pressure machines and event monitors; instruct patients on usage of monitoring equipment
TESTING - Obtain test and patient information from patient requisition forms; submit test results to physician for interpretation
SUPPORT - Answer phone, receive event recorder transmissions and operate computer systems
SUPPORT - Deliver test results, perform quality assurance reports for monitor room and complete patient billing
MONITOR - Interpret, document and mount EKG rhythm strips; monitor designated patients throughout the institution and notify appropriate personnel of changes and life threatening rhythms
EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TRANSPORT - Maintain equipment, stock supplies and transport patients
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
UNM Hospitals Basic Arrhythmia Challenge Test w/in 90 days of hire
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
1 year directly related experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
Med Haz: Dirt, dust, fumes, odors, bad weather, noise
May be required or is required to perform on-call duties
May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends