Job Information

Albany Medical Center Monitor Tech I in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Cardio-Respiratory Services

Work Shift:

Evening (United States of America)

Salary Range: $18.00 - $21.60

ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER

JOB DESCRIPTION - Monitor Technician I

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Monitor Technician I have the responsibilities of: 1) recording electrocardiograms (EKGs) of customers ranging in age from newborn to geriatric; 2) downloading EKGs from cart to MUSE EKG Computer System; 3) delivering cardiac rhythm strips from the telemetry station to the various nursing units and posting these strips in specified unit locations 4) performing miscellaneous duties related to cardiac monitoring including but not limited to troubleshooting telemetry transmitter packs (i.e., replacing worn electrodes, changing batteries, changing wires, etc.); 5) assisting in the search and retrieval of misplaced telemetry transmitter packs and cardiac pacemakers; and 6) educating various disciplines in EKG technique.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as outlined in the attached annual competency assessment. Where feasible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

EDUCATION:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. The person must hold current Heart Saver (CPR) certification.

EXPERIENCE:

Some patient contact is preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Must be able to speak, read and write English. Ability to read documents such as requisitions. Ability to document on established forms. Ability to communicate cooperatively and effectively to clients and others in English, including children.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

No special mathematical skills required.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Ability and to perform the job in adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct as defined by AMC, including but not limited to Confidentiality/Privacy Standards (HIPAA). The individual is accountable for own performance.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral,

or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Must be able to lift 10 pounds or push/maneuver wheeled carts weighing up to 80 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subject to infectious materials and chemicals (see unit specific MSDS information).

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. The job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related instructions given by their supervisor subject to reasonable accommodations.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.