Monitor Tech (EKG) - Nights (rotating weekends)

Expiring today

Location
Round Rock, Texas
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 12, 2017
Closes
Nov 22, 2017
Ref
06240-56779
Specialty
OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent

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


 

POSITION SUMMARY:
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:

1.      Under the supervision of the supervisor of the nursing unit, charge nurse and/or the director.
  • 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
significant change in rate.
  • Alerts charge nurse, or any available RN, immediately of life threatening dysrthymias.
2.      Maintains a record of each patients cardiac rate and rhythm.   
  • 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.
3.      Actively supports the operations of the nursing unit.
  • 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.
4.      Demonstrates awareness and commitment to the business and fiscal aspects of Round Rock Medical Center and the St. Davids Partnership.
  • 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.
5.      Consistently facilitates positive communication with patients, families, physicians, and other guests of Round Rock Medical Center.
  • 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.
6.      Consistently performs duties and conducts oneself in ways, which develops mutual respect and trust.
  • 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.
7.      Appropriately access secured rooms with locked medication storage containers in order to perform assigned job functions, which does not include management of medications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and Round Rock Medical Center.  Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCAs and St. Davids “Patients First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.  Adheres to isolation policies and procedures.  Utilizes universal precautions at all times.  Works autonomously and with supervision. Interfaces with the public, physicians, staff, patients and administration and ancillary/support department representative. Maintains confidentiality of patient medical records. Regular and predictable attendance is required.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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Required:          High school graduate or equivalent.  Preferred:         1-2 years college, computer skill, and completion of a 12 lead EKG course.

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