Cardiopulmonary Technician/UKHC

  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY
  • Mar 22, 2019
Skilled Labor

Job Description

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Cardiopulmonary Technician/UKHC
Requisition Number RE17471
Working Title CPT
Department Name H3080:Critical Care Services
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 06
Salary Range $13.58-21.06/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
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Required Related Experience
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
The essential functions for this position include sitting for extended periods of time while looking at computer screens; the conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
Must be able to work three, 12-hour 7:00pm - 7:00am night shifts per week; will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.
Job Summary
The Cardiopulmonary Technician will primarily be responsible for the continuous monitoring and interpreting of cardiac physiological data, detecting and documenting any changes in heart rhythm and arrhythmias according to department standards, and reporting any problems to a registered nurse or physician. The CPT will immediately review and validate alarms to reduce "false alarms" and improve detection of actual adverse events by providing a consistent method for EKG monitoring and enhancing patient safety.

Additionally, the CPT will be responsible for maintaining equipment to ensure proper function, including the proper placement and function of all cables and monitors connected to a patient; must also have a working knowledge and understanding of all models of monitors utilized, be able to perform configuration on any specific monitor, replace defective equipment, report any equipment malfunctions to initiate repair, and maintain equipment inventory.

This position will serve as a resource to clinical areas as needed and the chosen candidate must maintain confidentially of patients, employees, and hospital-related activities.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of normal heart rhythms and basic arrhythmias; strong organizational skills; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and the ability to follow hospital and unit policies and procedures.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
1-2 years of direct experience monitoring and interpreting cardiac physiological data preferred.
Deadline to Apply 03/07/2019
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have one of the following certifications: 1.) State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA), 2.) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, EMT-P), 3.) Military Medic, 4.) Cardiac Monitor Technician, 5.) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or 6.) Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the number of paid years experience you have as a nursing care technician, State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA), EMT (EMT-B or EMT-P), Military Medic, Cardiac Monitor Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA), in which you were directly responsible for patient care in a hospital.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * How much direct experience do you have using a computer (e.g. keyboarding, data entry, and e-mail)?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Please describe your experience with monitoring patients with cardio arrhythmias.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised?
    • UK Jobs Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Print Advertisement
    • On-line Advertisement
    • Military Connection Advertisement
    • Job Fair
    • "I'm Interested" page on Nurse Recruitment website
    • Facebook
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter