Monitor Tech (EKG) - Nights (rotating weekends)
St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center provides comprehensive health care to residents of Williamson and surrounding counties. As a leader in the region, St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center provides leading-edge care in Cardiac Services, Emergency & Trauma, Surgical Services, Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute and Rehabilitation.
Magnet Pathways designated
Malcolm Baldrige award recipient
100 Top Hospitals, Thomson Reuters (2012)Texas Ten Step Facility
The Telemetry monitor technician maintains close observation of the electrocardiograph patterns of patients. The monitor technician possesses a basic knowledge of dysrhythmia interpretation and utilizes effective communication with unit personnel and interdisciplinary team members. The telemetry monitor tech will perform a variety of clerical functions. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs monitoring of patients who have cardiac telemetry ordered, according to hospital policies and procedures.
- Constantly observes and monitors to detect changes in cardiac rate and rhythm.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge of the effects of cardiac medications on cardiac rhythms.
- Interprets accurately cardiac rate and rhythm 90% of the time.
- Seeks assistance from the charge nurse or cardiac clinician as needed to interpret cardiac rhythms.
- Informs, in a timely manner, charge nurse and/or primary nurse of any change in rhythm and/or
- Alerts charge nurse, or any available RN, immediately of life threatening dysrthymias.
- Obtains a rhythm strip and correctly labels it with the patients name, room number, date, time, channel number, rate, and rhythm at the beginning of the shift and as any changes occurs.
- Prepares rhythm strip for each patients chart within one hour of shift.
- An hourly log is maintained of each patients rate and rhythm.
- Acts as a resource for staff with remote telemetry patients.
- Utilizes V1 lead for interpretation unless otherwise indicated. Assists in optimal lead placement when V1 is not the most appropriate lead.
- Prepares equipment for patients.
- Clears and/or merges memory for each patient, every four hours and as needed.
- Assumes primary responsibility for ensuring 95% accuracy of physician data entry.
- Demonstrates proficiency in computer order entry with 95% accuracy.
- Schedules outpatient NST, PST and other exams as ordered by physicians.
- Acts as a resource for the computer or printer as needed.
- Prepares charges with proper information in a timely manner.
- Works with other team members to inventory and other supplies.
- Collaborates with the patient care team to assure that chargeable items are accounted for in a timely fashion.
- Serves as a liaison between the unit and other hospital departments/physicians offices.
- Answers the telephone courteously within three rings.
- Routes telephone calls to the appropriate individual.
- Takes messages accurately and alerts appropriate individual.
- Promptly greets individuals entering the unit and offers assistance.
- Provides accurate information to all customers.
- Treats all customers with compassion and kindness, while recognizing the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
- Acts with honesty and integrity.
- Treats colleagues, patients, and families with respect, loyalty, and dignity.
- Maintains confidentiality about all hospital matters.
- Maintains effectiveness in varying circumstances.
- Adheres to the hospital and unit policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
.Required: High school graduate or equivalent. Preferred: 1-2 years college, computer skill, and completion of a 12 lead EKG course.