UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CARDIAC MONITOR TECHNICIAN

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8290 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8712 (WFSE HMC)

BASIC FUNCTION

Provide surveillance of cardiac rhythms of electrocardiographic Central Station monitors. Recognize, record, and report dysrhythmias and rhythm changes. Assist with cardiac rhythm interpretation; troubleshoot technical monitor problems.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Single class - no series.

Under general supervision, perform cardiac monitor surveillance in addition to specific unit support functions.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform continual surveillance of cardiac rhythms on electrocardiographic Central Station monitors;

Recognize, record, and report to appropriate nurse dysrhythmias and rhythm changes;

Assist nurses with cardiac rhythm interpretation;

Recognize and troubleshoot technical monitor problems such as 60 cycle interference; change recording paper;

Complete requisitions for patient diagnostic studies as requested by nursing staff;

Perform other duties such as maintain patient records, stamp forms, post reports;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

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.

New Class: 1-19-87
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05