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Job Description:

  • 1) Monitors heart rhythm pattern of patients in special care unit of hospital to detect abnormal pattern variances, using telemetry equipment: Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.

  • 2) Observes screen of cardiac monitor and listens for alarm to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm.

  • 3) Informs supervisor or NURSE, GENERAL DUTY of variances to initiate examination of patient.

  • 4) Measures length and height of patient's heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout, using calipers, and posts information on patient records.

  • 5) Answers calls for assistance from patients and inquiries concerning patients from medical staff, using intercom and call director.

  • 6) May perform duties as described under ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNICIAN.




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Job Number: 1459