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MONITOR TECHNICIAN

Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital
Presque Isle

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT

The Monitor Technician/CNA requires that the individual havean understanding of the Physiological functions of the heart and whatconstitutes a normal heart rhythm. Theymust be able to identify and respond appropriately to those rhythms that aredifferent from what has been identified as the patients "norm" and/or thosethat are lethal. This individual is also responsible for providing patient careunder the direction of a Registered Nurse.Assists patients with activities of daily living and assists in themaintenance of a safe, clean environment for patients on the CCS Unit. She/he must have a basic understanding of thefundamentals of Critical Care Service's patients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1. Providesafe and efficient direct patient care under the direction of the RN.

2. Keepcharge nurse informed of the patient's status and changes as well as problems.

3. Participate in department performanceimprovement activities.

4. Comply with mandated hospital anddepartment education programs.

5. Accept responsibility for professionalgrowth and development.

6. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophyand objectives of the TAMC organization. Practice and encourage ServiceExcellence.

7. Age specific standards: The individual in this position mustdemonstrate knowledge of the principlesof growth and development over the life span of the patient. In addition, s/he must possess the ability to assess patient datarelative to age specific needs and provide care as described inthe department's policies.

8. Excellent documentation skillswith the ability to learn and incorporate electronic

documentation.

9. Demonstrateproficiency with patient transfers.

10. Demonstratean understanding of adaptive equipment and how it is used.

11. Communicatesclearly, distinctly and effectively; write neatly and legibly; neat personal

appearance.

12. Understandsand follows oral and written instructions and in accordance with specific

procedures.

13. Performsrepetitive operations under specific instructions and in accordance withspecific

procedures.

14. Establishesand maintains harmonious working relationship with both professional and

nonprofessional personnel; physicians,visitors, and patients.

15. Anticipatesneed of patients and unit.

16. Worksindependently, using problem solving skills.

17. Providestyping and computer skills necessary to assist Department Manager with themanagement of unit and order entry skills to assist with patient care.

18. Assistswith nursing duties as requested.

19. Abilityto be flexible in work assignments.

20. Observe and respond to multiplemonitors/alarms.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Perform other work-related duties, withintheir scope of practice, as assigned.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Variablework schedule requires day, evening, and night work as well as weekends andholidays. Will be assigned to both monitor technician and CNA responsibilitiesas needed.

EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

1. Successful completion of anapproved CNA program with not less than 150 hours of instruction.

2. Currently active on the CNAregistry.

3. Must be able to read and write withproficiency to accomplish all CNA responsibilities.

4. Prior experience is notrequired.

5. Must pass the FIMAssessment Accuracy Examination for information only.

6. Must maintain annualeducational requirements of 12 hours and work an 8 hour shift in a 2 yearperiod to maintain registry status.

7. Knowledge of medicalterminology.

8. Successful completion ofgeneral TAMC orientation.

9. Demonstrates strength incustomer service and public relations.

10. Successful completion ofeducation in hospital computer system.

11. Healthcare Provider CPR.

12. Successfully taken and passedthe Rhythm Interpretation Course within 6 months of official hire date andmaintain ongoing competency.

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS

1. Able to sit for 4-7 hours per day.

2. Able to stand and/or walk 5-9hours/ day.

3. Able to lift over 50 poundsusing proper body mechanics.

4. Able to twist 500 1000times per day.

5. Able to bend 130-480 timesper day.

6. Able to squat/kneel 1-3hours/day (need not be continuous).

7. Able to endure high energyrequirements. (7-9 mets)

8. Able to have wrists deviatefrom neutral position.

9. Able to show ability tomake skillful coordinate manual dexterity.

10. Able to use both hands70%-100% of job cycle with frequent fine motor skills.

11. Require corrected vision mustbe at least 20/30 in both eyes (near and far).Able to distinguish between red/green and blue/violet colors. Able to demonstrate accurate depthperception.

12. Able to hear a whisperedvoice at eight feet.

13. Able to speak clearly 8 - 10hours a day.

14. Frequent exposure toinfections that can cause significant morbidity and/or mortality

15. Able to push/pull equipmentseveral time a day. (i.e. lift chairs,scales, Hoyer lift)

16. Hand/Wrist Repetitions- Frequent; 3000-4800 or more/day. (based on10 repetitions per minute)

17. Pinching- Frequent; 500-1000 pinches per day.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

1. Able to work in 65-80environments.

2. Able to tolerate moderateexposure to water/dampness.

3. Occasional work on slipperysurfaces.

4. Occasional work wheresurfaces are uneven,

5. Slight chance of exposureto non-ionized radiation (Microwaves).

6. Occasional exposure toionized radiation (x-rays)

7. Frequent exposure tovoices, bells, buzzers, routine noises and occasional loud sounds.

8. Slight likelihood ofsignificant traumatic injury (i.e., lacerations, contusions, abrasions,fractures).

9. Slight likelihood ofsignificant injury from moving objects (i.e., wheelchairs, geri chairs, Hoyerlift).

10. Frequent likelihood ofexposure to toxic/infectious conditions.

11. Able to work with others;close association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.

12. Able to self pace work sothat assignments are completed in a designated time span.

13. Able to extend work hoursbeyond twelve hours per shift, on occasion.

COGNITIVE

1. Continuously utilizesappropriate judgment.

2. Must be able to add,subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, and calculate percentages.

3. Must be able to read andcomprehend greater than grade 10 level of instruction.

4. Problem solving frequentproblem solving required.

EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

1. Must remain calm andexercise self-control in working relationships with patients, staff, andvisitors.

2. Works directly with personswho are or may become ill, disabled, or may be dying; may be present at thedeath bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills tocope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED

1. Willingnessto work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations andcustomer satisfaction motivation.

Employment Type

Regular Full-time

Schedule

Day/Night

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