Monitor Technician, San Jose, California

Created 10/14/2021
Reference 470267
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City San Jose
Zip 95110
Salary $55,290.56 - $66,087.84 Annually

Under supervision, to perform a full range of duties related to activities of Dysrhythmia detection under the supervision of a registered nurse and the more difficult and complex nursing assistant tasks relating to the care and treatment of patients.

The eligible list may be used for current and future vacancies as they occur and for extra help positions.

Monitor Tech
O'Connor Hospital - Intermediate Care Unit

Valley Medical Center - Central Monitoring Room

Better Health for All!
The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital provides the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services - in some cases the only such treatment in the region.

O'Connor Hospital - 358 bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County.

St. Louise Regional Hospital - 93 bed acute care facility, affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community.

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Typical Tasks
  • Maintain, adjust, calibrate and operate equipment used to assess cardiac activity, and/or equipment used in the monitoring of cardiac arrhythmia;
  • Attach monitoring devices to the patient as prescribed by the physician;
  • Observe, measure and record cardiac conduction intervals following established guidelines;
  • Interpret and document the cardiac rhythm on the tracing strip;
  • Notify the registered nurse and/or physician of changes in patient cardiac rhythm;
  • Observe and download data recorded by equipment and note irregularities;
  • Maintain records and documentation for monitoring patient dysrhythmia including patient rhythm log and equipment log;
  • Maintain and request appropriate supplies and equipment used to assess cardiac activity;
  • Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge of patients;
  • Report broken and/or non-functioning equipment to Biomed and the charge nurse in a timely manner;
  • Positions, holds and/or restrains patients during medical procedures;
  • Performs simple tests (e.g., specify gravity and sugar-acetone) and records the results;
  • Assists physician or nurse with special procedures;
  • May perform simple checking and monitoring of health maintenance equipment and machines;
  • Cleans patient monitors after each use;
  • Performs other related work and comparable duties as required.

Employment Standards
Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities.

Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through training and experience equivalent to high school graduation or the equivalent and one (1) year of experience equivalent to a Hospital Services Assistant II with Santa Clara County.

Upon appointment, successful completion of a training course in dysrhythmia interpretation within four (4) months of appointment, which consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and orientation training and 8 - 12 weeks of clinical preceptor guidance or vacate the position.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic nursing practices and of the various types of materials and equipment relating to patient care and their application;
  • Principles of patient care and general hospital organization;
  • Relevant medical terminology;
  • Basic math including multiplication and division skills;
  • Isolation techniques;
  • Basic communication and collaboration skills;
  • Principles of asepsis;
  • Patient observation skills.
Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of routine and complex patient care services and assist in simple and more difficult treatments;
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Notify the appropriate staff member in a timely manner for change in patient findings;
  • Provide direct patient care;
  • Communicate effectively orally, and in writing;
  • Organize and prioritize workload assignments;
  • Multitask and work quickly and accurately with minimal direct supervision;
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Maintain patient and equipment records;
  • Deal with patients in a patient, understanding and tolerant manner;
  • Cope with illness, death and other unpleasant aspects of the job;
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, and with technical and professional personnel;
  • Seek help or knowledge when needed and effectively utilize resources;
  • Stand and walk for long periods of time and exercise a moderate amount of physical exertion and manual dexterity in the handling of patients or equipment;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of medical, professional, administrative and support personnel contacted in the course of work.
Upon successful completion of training in dysrhythmia interpretation,

Knowledge of:
  • Various types of instruments, equipment and supplies used in monitoring cardiac dysrhythmia;
  • Methods and techniques of recording critical data and notifying the appropriate person to assess the data.
Ability to:
  • Use cardiac monitoring instruments, equipment, and supplies per established guidelines;
  • Precept new staff.

Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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