Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a PART TIME, TEMPORARY/HOURLY, CARDIAC MONITOR TECHNICIAN position. Under general supervision, the Cardiac Monitoring Technician assists the nursing staff through the surveillance of monitors and the performance of clerical duties. Duties include: analysis/documentation of cardiac rhythms, constant surveillance and hourly documentation of rhythms, and efficient and respectful communication with team members.
Maintain an environment that respects the socio-economic, ethno-cultural, and lifestyle diversity of patients and staff
Completely perform indirect patient care tasks according to level of training and in accordance with unit standards. (Ex: Parking validation, looking patients up in the directory, entering data on the patient call system, and phone assignments)
Support the process for accurate billing by ensuring the PSS staff is notified of patients who are admitted or discontinued from telemetry monitoring
Trouble shoot technical/equipment problems and report them to charge nurse, RN3, or Biomedical Equipment Technician
Accurately analyze each rhythm strop for heart rate, measure designated intervals (PR, QRS, QT), and report abnormalities to nursing staff
Maintain monitoring equipment by replacing recording paper, keeping inventory of transmitters, and reporting any damage found on the transmitter or their lead wires
Participate in orientation of new staff
Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: 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
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.