Cardiac Monitor Technician I
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Cardiac Monitor Technician I (CMT I) provides continuous observation of ECG patterns for patients on telemetry. The CMT I notifies appropriate nursing staff and physicians within a designated hospital unit of changes from baseline, abnormal heart rhythm patterns, and abnormal ECG interval measurements. The CMT I is competent in medical terminology and possesses technical, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The CMT I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent and completion of Cardiac Monitor Technician training course or equivalent coursework (i.e. Electrocardiography course) from an accredited school required.
Licensure/Certification: Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required within 1 year of hire.
Work Experience: One (1) year cardiac monitoring/related experience in a hospital or one (1) year patient care experience (i.e. Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, or Patient Care Assistant) or graduate from an accredited school.
Equipment Operated: Area-specific
Skills/Knowledge: Completes CBT modules one, two and three (1, 2 & 3) within the six (6) week orientation period.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC
Work Schedule: Weekends Holidays Flexible