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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on July 27, 2019
Req #: 169238
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 08/07/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 90% of $2,926 - $4,190 per month  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Permanent Night Shift 
Wednesday – 8 hour night  (starts at 2300)
Thursday – 8 hour night (starts at 2300)
Friday – 8 hour night (starts at 2300)
Saturday – 12 hour night (starts at 1900)  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (90% FTE), night shift, CARDIAC MONITOR TECHNICIAN position with the 5NE Medical-Surgical department. Under general supervision, the Cardiac Monitoring Technician assists the nursing staff through the surveillance of monitors and the performance of clerical duties. Duties include: analysis/documentation of cardiac rhythms, constant surveillance and hourly documentation of rhythms, and efficient and respectful communication with team members.

  • Maintains and environment that respects the socio-economic, ethno cultural, and lifestyle diversity of patients and staff
  • Completely performs indirect patient care tasks according to level of training and in accordance with unit standards.  Ex. Parking validation, looking patients up in the directory, entering data on the patient call system and phone assignments
  • Supports the process for accurate billing by ensuring the PSS staff is notified of patients who are admitted or discontinued from telemetry monitoring
  • Trouble shoots technical/equipment problems and reports them to charge nurse, RN3 or Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Accurately analyzes each rhythm strop for heart rate, measure designated intervals (PR, QRS, QT) and reports abnormalities to nursing staff
  • Maintains monitoring equipment by replacing recording paper, keeping inventory of transmitters, and reporting any damage found on the transmitter or their lead wires
  • Participates in orientation of new staff
  • Performs other duties as required

  • This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    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.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or