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Monitor Technician

LifeCare Hospitals Type Full time Posted 8/21/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/18/2014
TX - Texas (All) - Plano Referral - n/a -    
 
Job Title
Monitor Technician
Posted
8/18/2014
Location
LifeCare Hospitals of North Texas - Plano
6800 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024
Description

As healthcare professionals, we are driven by a shared desire to help others.

Through medicine, technology and basic human compassion, we have the power to bring hope, comfort and healing to people in their hour of need.

At all of the LifeCare Family of Hospitals, we never forget the importance of our mission and the responsibility that comes with it. We are dedicated to achieving better health for our patients by treating each person's body, mind and soul

A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a personalized treatment plan, can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.

We may not have an open position currently - but you are welcome to submit your application for Monitor Technicians and be considered for future open opportunities.

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General Summary: The Monitor Technician assists the Nursing Department in the care of patients by monitoring cardiac rhythms. The Monitor Technician ensures that LifeCare Hospital’s philosophy, standards, policies and procedures are met and maintained in a professional manner. The Monitor Technician is active in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
Essential Functions:
1. Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the Monitor Technician competency checklist.
2. Identifies patient arrhythmias/abnormalities or significant changes from baseline and reports changes immediately to the assigned nurse.
3. Documents and interprets patient’s heart rhythm and rate by utilizing telemetry recordings.
4. Properly plans/organizes work for assigned shift to properly utilize time, resources, manpower, supplies to ensure patient receives appropriate quality care.
5. Obtains six second strip as indicated by patient condition and gives current strips to charge nurse for further evaluation.
6. Ensures patient safety at all times by notifying the charge nurse of any risk factors seen; initiating and maintaining appropriate safety measures as outlined in LifeCare’s policies and procedures.
7. Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.
8. Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.

Requirements

Experience: Six to twelve months of experience in telemetry or ICU setting desired
Education:
1. High school diploma or equivalent
2. Completion of Basic EKG Interpretation Course
3. Completion of Intermediate EKG Interpretation Course desired
Licensure/Certification: EKG certification/registration as required by individual states