The PCA/Monitor Tech provides clinical patient care support in a caring, safe, and efficient manner, under the direction of an RN or LPN. The Clinical Assistant/Monitor Tech also performs other functions including phlebotomy, EKG lead placement, and respiratory functions. This position is also responsible for effectively monitoring patients on Central Station Telemetry in Medical Surgical and Step Down Units, monitoring adult and geriatric patients and occasionally adolescent patients, performing clerical duties under the direction of licensed nursing personnel, applying proper and professional communications skills between personnel within the department and to other departments, and presenting a personable and professional attitude to physicians, patients, families, visitors, and co-workers. This person will also adhere to the values of a patient and family centered environment.
Certifications: CPR - Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required
Education: High School diploma or GED required. Completion of a recognized clinical assistant program, Medical Assistant or EMT Training Program or Nursing Students who have completed Fundamentals of Nursing Course from an accredited school of nursing. Completion of course in telemetry monitoring with a score of 85% required after hire.
Experience: External candidates One of the following is Required: Certification as a Nursing Assistant (C.N.A), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), must be current and in good standing with state licensing board, or be enrolled in an accredited school of nursing with completion of Fundamentals of Nursing Course. LPNs may apply.
Internal candidates: Same as External Applicants
Must have a minimum of 1 year work experience with the University of Louisville Hospital and completion of an onsite CA Fundamentals Class. All candidates must have the following: ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed oral, written and illustrated instructions; ability to write simple sentences to complete forms, chart patient data and detail medical instructions for subsequent care; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, care givers, other employees and the general public.