Central Monitor Technician *TRAINING AVAILABLE* (Full-time), Inpatient Teleservices – Rotating - #603971

D-H Lebanon-MHMH

Date: 11/25/2021 20:00 PM

City: Lebanon, New Hampshire

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Come join a dynamic team as Central Monitor Technician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and start your career in healthcare!

During your 8 week orientation, you will receive all of the necessary training to ensure your success in this role. We are seeking candidates who have an interest and some education in biology, anatomy or physiology, some background in the medical field, and have a high attention to detail with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. This is a role that requires you to remain static for long periods of time while maintaining a strong focus on the work in front of you combined with the necessity to jump in to action quickly when needed. You will be a valued member of this healthcare delivery team and it is a wonderful way for you to start a career in healthcare – by providing you training and experience to continue explore all the careers healthcare can offer!

This is a full-time, 36-hour per week position working 3 rotating 12-hour shifts over 7 days a week. We offer shift differentials for evening shifts (10%), night shifts (20%) and weekend shifts (15%). We can work with your schedule to find shifts that suit you.

The Central Monitor Technician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is responsible for maintaining the integrity of monitoring in the dual role of patient safety surveillance or cardiac rhythm technician, serving as an integral member of the patient care team. The Technician provides real time virtual safety surveillance on a patient that has been identified as requiring visual monitoring per policy and procedure and as supervised by a Registered Nurse. They will provide continuous monitoring of heart rhythms and dysrhythmia

A listing of the key responsibilities:

  • Continuously monitors cardiac rhythm and recognizes, identifies, analyzes, and documents arrhythmias, abnormal cardiac rhythms, rhythm changes and promptly reports pertinent findings or changes to the clinical nurse.

  • Documents per the Remote Telemetry and Redundant Cardiac Monitoring Policy and related documents.

  • Provides real time video monitoring of assigned patients meeting criteria to ensure patient safety and documents per Virtual Patient Safety Surveillance Policy.

  • Responds to all alarms and initiates communication properly. Understands clinical area chain of command for escalation as needed.

  • Communicates clearly and compassionately with patients while performing virtual patient safety surveillance.

  • Notifies responsible direct care clinicians and supervisor immediately in the event of a failure of monitoring equipment.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduate required.
  • National Telemetry Certification through the National Telemetry Association strongly preferred.
  • Must demonstrate keyboarding skills and be familiar with computer use.
  • Previous hospital experience preferred.
  • Completion of advanced dysrhythmia course upon hire and successful passing grade on organizational EKG test upon completion of orientation and annually.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Successful completion of competency based orientation program.
  • Ability to multi-task with multiple competing priorities.

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  • None

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