The Cardiovascular Cardiographic Interpretor is responsible for monitoring patient's cardiac rhythms accurately and identifying and initiating appropriate actions should ECG pattern change on a monitor screen.
Identifies patient cardiac rhythm as observed on a monitoring device.
Initiates appropriate action should ECG pattern change.
Runs permanent rhythm strip when appropriate.
Informs nurse in charge of pattern changes when appropriate.
Identifies rhythm strip as to patient name, rate, time, and interval readings.
Performs all clerical work as assigned.
Maintains work area in a clean, safe and orderly manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Ability to interpret arrhythmias that include more sophisticated features such as sinus arrest, pacemakers, aberrancy & blocked beats.
Ability to distinguish subtle EKG findings, concealed conduction, reciprocal conduction, trifascicular block, his bundle recordings.
Identify & describe pathophysiological effect on EKG rhythms.
DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING:
Mapping waves & recording intervals.
Monitoring in various leads.
Interpretation of rhythm strips.
Ability to distinguish the origin of where the rhythm originates.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Successful completion of 40-hour ARH course in Basic Dysrhythmia
Recognition & successful completion of test.
One (1) month to three (3) months on-the-job training to attain proficiency of performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
Formal training in a certified or licensed program within a minimum of 12 months training or 5 years experience in advanced monitoring.